Word on the Street: MTA eyes articulated subway trains

The trains would have open gangways, meaning there would no longer be individual cars.

The trains would have open gangways, meaning there would no longer be individual cars. (10/21/13)

THE BRONX - The MTA is looking forward to the subway trains of the future.

Transportation officials say they plan on introducing articulated subways, similar to the ones seen in places such as Singapore and Toronto, as it aims to give commuters more space and extra seats.

The trains would have open gangways, meaning there would no longer be individual cars, and would resemble accordion style buses driving around the streets.

Most Bronx straphangers say they think the change is a good idea, but some others brought up safety concerns.

The development of the first model could take a few years if the MTA decides to move forward with it.
 

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