That New Train Smell

April 26th, 2009
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Good signs from the MTA are few and far between, so I’m going to hope that this is one of them. A couple weeks ago, while standing on the platform at Jay Street, this brand-spanking new train parked at the Manhattan-bound A/C track for a few minutes.
It was pristine. The bench seats were still covered in plastic and the cars looked unsullied by the hazings of rush hour.
Now, this was the only sign I’ve seen of such a thing on my line, but here’s hoping…

One Comment:

  1. Don’t get your hopes up too high. The MTA is notorious for taking forever to put new trains in service. They test for 100s of hours. If I recall correctly, I saw the same thing a few months ago at the Hoyt-Schmerhorn station.

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