MTA Unveils New R211 Subway Cars for A Line Commuters
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) latest subway cars have hit the tracks for the first time on the A line, receiving rave reviews from riders.
The new R211 subway cars, which come with several new features, are set to replace the aging R46s, which have been in service since 1975.
Passengers can expect wider doorways and improved accessibility with specially designed seating.
The subway cars are also equipped with security cameras and wider digital signage for easier visibility.
The MTA spent over $6 billion to purchase more than 500 of these new subway cars, which will be phased into service by 2025.
The new subway cars’ initiation phase began on Friday and will last for 30 days to work out any unforeseen issues.
If all goes well, commuters can expect to see the new trains in service beginning next month.
The new subway cars are expected to bring increased reliability and comfort to the A line and other subway services, and commuters are excited to have something to look forward to on their daily commutes.