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The city announced changes to trains and stations, including open-passageway cars with Wi-Fi and USB connectivity

Finally, New York City subway trains and stations are getting a major design overhaul. The MTA plans to add up to 1,025 new subway cars to its fleet, including 750 open-gangway cars. Open-gangway trains allow free passage from one end of the train to the other. It’s a design staple in other major cities, such as London and Toronto, and should increase the capacity of crowded trains.

The city also plans on implementing other design changes like wider doors, fold-down seats and technological updates. “New York deserves a world-class transportation network, worthy of its role as the heartbeat of the 21st century economy,” said New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.

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