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Trains

Quality and Comfort

Over the past 30 years, MTA Capital Program investments in trains and maintenance facilities have dramatically improved the reliability of our service. In 1980, the average subway car broke down once every 6,800 miles. Today, the distance between breakdowns is 170,000 miles. On the commuter rail side, railcars averaged 15,500 miles between breakdowns in 1980, while our newest commuter railcars today average 139,000 miles between breakdowns.

The 2010 – 2014 MTA Capital Program includes $1.7 billion for new subway and rail cars. These investments will continue to improve the reliability of our fleet while giving customers the most comfortable and technologically-advanced vehicles in the business.

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New M8 LIRR train on the New Haven Line.

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