Can new subway cars be less of a crowded and disconnected nightmare?

Connected, clean, efficient and modern. When thinking of New York's MTA subway cars, these words are not usually the first that come to mind. But, how might new subway cars look? According to renderings released by MTA, the trains of the not-so-distant future will boast more space, better conditions for passengers and enhanced connectivity.

Designs from the New York MTA reveal that future subway trains will usher in a return of open gangway trains. The design brief issued by the city set out clear design objectives: the new trains should have expanded capacity, increased safety and reliability, improved energy efficiency and enhanced communications in the vehicle.

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