NEW PHOTOS: MTA reveals first look at new R211 subway cars

Elise Czajkowski
January 21, 2020 - 3:49 pm
New R211 subway car

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The MTA has released a first look at the new generation of subway cars, the R211 class. These trains will run on the subway's lettered routes and the Staten Island Railway.

The first of these test cars is scheduled for 2020. Some of these cars feature an "open gangway" design, which allows riders to move between cars while the train is in motion. They will also include wider doors, digital displays with real-time information and security cameras.

Outside new R211 subway car
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Inside new R211 subway car
MTA

Inside new R211 subway car
MTA

Outside new R211 subway car
MTA

30 test cars are currently in production by Kawasaki Rail Car Inc, who have a $1.4 billion contract to produce 535 cars.

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