The MTA Board recently approved the purchase of 535 state-of-the-art, next-generation R211 subway cars. Prior to the approval, NYC Transit presented prototypes of the new cars at 34 Street -Hudson Yards to seek customer feedback, as well as introduce the future of the New York City subway to the public.
January 25, 2018
Features of the new 96th St. station for NYC's Second Avenue Subway, unveiled on Dec. 22, 2016, include access for the disabled, climate control to maximize customer comfort, modern computerized signage, and column-free construction for an open, airy atmosphere. The station spans three city blocks at 1,591 feet long and 57 feet wide, and was built with high-ceiling and column-free design to create an airy sense of openness.
December 28, 2016
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled on December 19, 2016, the largest permanent public art installation in New York State history in conjunction with the grand opening of Phase I of the Second Avenue Subway, which marks the city’s first major expansion project in more than 50 years. The "underground museum" features works by various artists, including large-scale portraits by Chuck Close of cultural figures such as Philip Glass, Lou Reed, Kara Walker and Cindy Sherman.
December 20, 2016
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.
July 19, 2016
New York City's Second Avenue Subway will be the first major expansion of the subway system in over 50 years. When fully completed, the line will stretch 8.5 miles along the length of Manhattan's East Side, from 125th Street in Harlem to Hanover Square in Lower Manhattan. In addition, a track connection to the existing 63rd Street and Broadway Lines will allow a second subway line to provide direct service from East Harlem and the Upper East Side to West Midtown via the Broadway express tracks.
April 30, 2015