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NYCT seeks to buy up to 949 open-gangway subway cars

Rail| February 25, 2020

Agency is planning a base order of 504 new cars, which will be identified as the R262 class, with the option of 445 additional cars.

Bombardier's N.Y. subway cars returned to service after door issues

Rail| January 28, 2020

The cars had been removed from service after two isolated incidents related to the door mechanisms.

Rail| January 22, 2020

NY MTA unveils first look of next-gen subway cars

Board approved the $1.4 billion contract award of 535 R211 cars to Kawasaki Rail Car Inc. in 2018.

Rail| August 20, 2018

L.A. Metro, railcar manufacturers discuss forging unique partnership

Some ideas discussed include locating a full-scale facility where passenger railcars could be designed, manufactured, and tested.

Rail| April 25, 2017

New York MTA expects new subway cars to begin service this year

Originally expected to be delivered in 2014, the first car from manufacturers Bombardier Transportation didn’t arrive in New York until September of last year.

Rail| July 19, 2016

[Photos] NY MTA's reimagined subway, station designs

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the design features of 1,025 new and reimagined subway cars — including vital enhancements to the exteriors and interiors of regular cars, wider doors, as well as the addition of up to 750 “Open Car End” designed-cars, which will reduce wait times and increase capacity.

Rail| July 19, 2016

NY Gov. unveils new subway car design, plan for enhanced stations

The MTA is using design-build contracts to expedite the process and ensure the shortest timeframe for project completion. These vital investments are part of the $27 billion, five-year MTA Capital Program to renew and expand the MTA network.

Rail| April 18, 2013

Ideal subway seating has fewer middle seats

Placing vertical poles in the middle to maximize that premium near-the-door space for short-trip passengers and transverse seating at the ends of the cars for long-distance riders are some recommendations.
Rail| June 4, 2012

Bombardier signs 300-car order for NYCT

The order is valued at approximately $599 million. Delivery of 10 pilot cars is scheduled to take place in the third quarter of 2014, followed by delivery of the remaining production series cars between mid-2015 and early 2017.
Rail| March 29, 2012

Bombardier to supply 300 subway cars to N.Y.

The $600 million order will allow rolling stock manufacturer to retain 300 jobs and preserves an additional 200 jobs for area suppliers.
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