By Jonas Bronck Published on Jan 21, 2020
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today released the first look at its newest state-of-the-art subway cars in production, the R211 class, which is planned for service on the subway system’s lettered routes and the Staten Island Railway. The MTA Board approved the $1.4 billion contract award of 535 R211 cars to Kawasaki Rail Car, Inc. in 2018 and the delivery of the first test cars is scheduled for later this year.

“We are very excited about these latest developments in our R211 car production because these new cars represent the future of the New York subway and will be the new standard for all new NYC Transit subway cars going forward,” said Frank Jezycki, NYC Transit’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Department of Subways. “We are in constant communications with Kawasaki throughout the production process, which is on schedule and on budget so that our customers will be able to benefit very soon from the latest car technology available.”

The design of the R211 subway car is a departure from historical NYC Transit subway car design.

Some of the base order’s R211…

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Giovanny Pimentel
address withheld
Bronx, NY 10456

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Edwin Portes
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Elizabeth, NJ 07208

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