(Ben Yakas) The MTA is considering adopting articulated train cars, similar to accordion-style buses, as the subway cars of the future. This means you may have to kiss your dreams of subway quiet cars and conversation cars goodbye.
The Times reports that the MTA released a 142-page document outlining needs for the next 20 years, the MTA is interested in getting rid of doors between subway cars, and instead adopting long cars ala Toronto's underground system. “This will both maximize carrying capacity,” the authority wrote, adding that it will allow passengers to “move to less-crowded areas of the train, balancing loading and unloading times at all doors.”
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