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By the end of the month, the MTA will remove seating on ten of the trains, which will be identified by new blue, gold, and black designs, which can be seen in the video above.
“It’s a huge system, we want to see change, and seeing this is better,” one train rider said.
“We hope during the peak hours we’ll be able to see less crowding on the platforms so more people will be able to get into the cars, and we’ll be looking forward to feedback,” MTA Chief Operating Officer Phil Eng said.
NY1 beat the MTA to the punch, talking with straphangers about the reconfigured cars, which also have new poles for all those additional riders to grip.
“There’s already a lot of problems on these trains, and I don’t think fitting more people on them is the right answer,” one commuter said.
“When the rush hour comes, it makes no difference; it’s still the same crowd,” opined another.
The MTA is calling it a pilot program that eventually will expand to two other crowded lines: the L and the 42nd Street Shuttle.
Officials say the ultimate goal is to reduce delays. In July, 24,000 of the more than 57,000 weekday delays were caused by overcrowding.
“I guess it will increase the efficiency of getting folks to work on time. That’s important,” a straphanger said.
But like so many pieces of the MTA’s Subway Action Plan, this is just a temporary fix. It will be years before riders see new subway cars that have more capacity.