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N line gets a new R160 train August 17, 2006

Posted by farshadf in NYC, Uncategorized.

Ooh – the MTA has sent out the new R160 trains on the N line start for a one month trial. The R160 has the FIND system – a lighted, dynamic display of upcoming stops, versus the printed maps with lights that the R142 (the newer cars on the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 lines) and R143 (the L’s train) – so, for example, the display would be different on weekends with limited sevice. Reader MrMet388 spied the R160 without passengers at Union Square, but by the time it was at West 57th, it seems like passengers could board as reader Josh, who took the photo below, was able to hop on.

The Post points out that if anything goes wrong during the 30 day trial, the trial starts again; once the trial is complete and all goes well, the MTA will ask Kawasaki and Alstom to manufacture 660 cars. Well, if the N line gets R160’d up, we’d imagine it will no longer be the worst line in the system!




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