POLL: Will Open Gangway Subway Trains Be a Success in NYC?

Posted On Wed, January 27, 2016 By

Posted On Wed, January 27, 2016 By In City Living, Polls, Transportation

New Yorkers are notoriously hard to impress, so it’s not surprising that some are finding fault with the MTA’s proposed open gangway subway trains, which are pretty much the norm everywhere else in the world. Despite the fact that they’ll reduce congestion and platform pileups, as well as reportedly increase safety, jaded city dwellers fear a rise in crime, a bigger homeless presence, and logistical concerns (okay, maybe that last one has some merit). Nonetheless, the city is set to launch the ten new trains as a trial run by the early 2020s. How do you think that’s going to go?

Images: An open gangway subway in Berlin, via Second Avenue Sagas (L); The MTA’s proposed open gangway design for NYC (R)

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  • designnerd

    A great upgrade, but it’s really a minor, minor improvement on a network strife with problems.

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