nyc_subwayIf you live in New York City and you’re thinking that the trains used for the subway could do with a bit of upgrading, you might be pleased to learn that recently Governor Andrew M. Cuomo took the wraps off the design features of the city’s future subway system, which includes reimagined subway cars and enhancements to the stations themselves.

According to Cuomo, he was quoted as saying, “New York deserves a world-class transportation network, worthy of its role as the heartbeat of the 21st century economy. We are going to do more than renovate – we are bringing subway stations to a higher standard than ever before, and the new vision for subway cars will increase capacity and reduce overcrowding and delays.”

Some of the changes that will be coming include an open car end design, meaning that each car will feature a connecting “tube”, versus the current system which uses doors. This increases the capacity of each car in the process, although this isn’t exactly a brand new system as there are trains in parts of the world that already adopt it.

There will also be new amenities such as WiFi, USB chargers, full color digital customer information displays, illuminated door opening alerts, and more. Naturally this won’t be happening overnight as it has been planned to be complete by 2020.

Filed in Transportation. Read more about trains and WiFi.

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