R188 (New York City Subway Car)
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The R188 is a future A division car for the New York City Subway. The MTA is planning to displace the R62As from the 7 train with these cars. The R188 order originally consisted of a possible 186 new cars, as well as 131 converted R142A sets compatible with CBTC and an additional 189 R142A conversion kits for MTA, totaling a possible 506 cars, or in other words, 46 eleven car trains. Given this number, it can be deduced that 230 of these cars will be arranged in 5 car sets while the remaining 276 cars will be arranged in 6 car sets. According to the 2010-2014 capital plan, 146 new cars are to be purchased. Of these new cars, 110 cars will go to make up 10 new eleven car trains, while the remaining 36 cars will be "C" cars that will go to expanding 36 CBTC upgraded R142A 10 car trains (360 existing cars) to the 11 car length. The original planned total of 46 eleven car trains (506 cars) will still result from this order.
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