Not that you ever liked the idea, but the MTA has now pushed back their plans to test seatless subways. The NY Post reports that they were going to test four cars from October through December, as "part of a single 10-car train to run on a letter line yet to be determined." The benches would fold upright and lock during rush hour, and if the test proved successful, more lines would see seatless rides during those times. However, the manufacturer for the foldable benches, Kawasaki, "balked, calling the four-car order too small. So now the seats are to be retrofitted into newly delivered subway cars—once they arrive—on MTA facilities." For now, chalk it up to another stalled MTA project.
Seatless Subway Project Stalled
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