Subway Cars

The inaugural ride of the new R211 subway cars in the New York Subway.

Fancy New Subway Cars Join the New York Subway System

New York has been planning on adding these new subway cars for years, finally achieving their goal in March 2023. More than a thousand of the new R211 trains will be running in New York within two years if all goes according to plan.

March 15, 2023 - Gothamist

New York City Subway

Destroyed Subway Car Windows Contribute to MTA Budget Deficit

As the Metropolitan Transportation Authority grapples with a $16 billion deficit, smashed train windows are adding to the cost.

August 27, 2020 - The New York Times

New York Subway

How New York City Subways Prevent Viral Spread, Illustrated

Detailed animations of ventilation systems in New York City subway cars provide transit riders with a better understanding of the possibility of community spread in subway cars.

August 18, 2020 - New York Times

1970s and 1980s

Graffiti Covering NYC Subway Trains Again

Grafitti is making a comeback on the New York Subway.

May 10, 2019 - The City

7000-Series Train

Faulty Wiring Needs to be Replaced on All of D.C. Metro's New Subway Cars

The WMATA's Quality Assurance, Internal Compliance & Oversight office delivered bad news to the beleaguered transit service.

August 12, 2018 - WTOP

Société de transport de Montréal

Subway Cars Become Art Spaces in Montreal

The MR-63 subway car is being retired but, rather than send them to the junk yard, STM is sending them to artists and engineers to repurpose them and put them to work.

March 20, 2018 - Next City

nyc. subway.

New York MTA to Spend $4 Billion for New Subway Cars

Over 1,600 new subway cars may be ordered, a minimum of 200 with open gangways, by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The first 500 will be purchased from the Japanese company, Kawasaki, to be assembled in Yonkers and Lincoln, Nebraska.

January 26, 2018 - The New York Times

Metro Subway

64 New Subway Cars Arriving in Los Angeles by 2021

To replace its existing, Italian-manufactured subway rolling stock, Los Angeles County Metro is turning to China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC).

March 27, 2017 - The Source

Toronto Subway

Toronto Commuters Like Their Open Gangway Subway Trains

The New York Times transit reporter, Emma G. Fitzsimmons, reports from Toronto to see what riders think about their 'open gangway' subway cars. By 2020, New York will receive 750 of these cars that have no doors separating the cars.

August 30, 2016 - The New York Times

New Subway Cars

Ambitious Design Overhaul Proposed for New York Subway Stations and Cars

Some of the New York Subway's stations and cars could be getting a drastically updated look—as soon as 2020.

July 20, 2016 - CityLab

'Back to Normal' for BART's East Bay Commuters...Maybe

Two 'good news' stories greeted suffering BART riders this past week. First, service was back to normal between North Concord and Pittsburg/Bay Point stations. Second, new cars have arrived, though they will not be put into service until December.

April 10, 2016 - ABC KGO TV 7 - San Francisco

A New Generation of Subway Cars Coming to New York

The first "open gangway" subway cars are due to arrive in New York in 2020. These cars enable passengers to freely walk between cars without having to struggle to open doors to access an adjacent car.

February 9, 2016 - The New York Times

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