First Look: New MTA subway car prototype
NEW YORK - Straphangers are getting a sneak peek of the new line of subway trains being rolled out by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
A model of the new R-2-11 train is stashed behind a construction wall in the number 7 line’s West 34th Street-Hudson Yards station.
The new trains feature the state seal, and blue and yellow stripes similar to the new line of WiFi enabled busses.
The MTA says the prototype features digital screens that tell riders when they will arrive at the next stop and show the station's layout.
The new models will also feature an open-gangway between cars with corrugated rubber connectors instead of doors, similar to "articulated" busses.
The MTA says they are excited about the new addition.