This week, Governor Cuomo, along with MTA Chair Thomas Prendergast and NYCT President Ronnie Hakim unveiled a plan to revitalize and modernize New York City’s subways.
The Governor announced plans to add 1,025 new subway cars with wider doors and modern features – including 750 “Open Car End” designed-cars, which will reduce wait times and increase capacity.
The Governor also updated the public on some of key elements that will be featured in the renovation of 31 subway stations throughout the New York Metropolitan Area.
These include features such as countdown clocks and digital signage.
Unfortunately the stations along the 7 line are not part of these renovations, so Queens commuters are going to have to wait for modern upgrades that will provide better rider communication. We have been told that will occur after the completion of CBTC.