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WATCH: Cuomo gets on board with modernized subway cars, stations

System upgrades are part of the state's $27B, five-year capital plan
By Alistair Gardiner | July 19, 2016 04:45PM

Gov. Andrew Cuomo revealed the latest details and designs for modernizing the city’s subway system as part of the MTA’s $27 billion, five-year capital program. The improvement plan, which Cuomo unveiled yesterday at the NYC Transit Museum in Brooklyn, calls for 1,025 new cars and upgrades to 31 of the 400 subway stations, which will be shut down during renovations.

The new subway cars will feature an “open car end” design, allowing passengers to move freely between cars, as well as Wi-Fi, improved cell service and USB ports. The upgraded stations will come with aboveground service updates at the entrances and glass partitions to replace the iron bars.

To see the subway system’s new look, watch the video above.

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