The first five subway cars in the new R211 fleet were unveiled on Thursday at the rail interchange and freight yard at 39th Street and First Avenue on the Brooklyn waterfront. These new cars, manufactured by Kawasaki, are part of an initiative to expand the use of CBTC (communication-based train control) technology. Using this technology, … The post New high-tech subway cars arrive in Brooklyn appeared first on Brooklyn Eagle.
City transit officials have officially renamed two Crown Heights subway stations after civil rights icon Medgar Evers and the nearby CUNY college campus bearing the anti-segregationist’s name. Franklin Avenue station along Eastern Parkway will now be known as “Franklin Avenue-Medgar Evers College” station, while President Street station along Nostrand Avenue will henceforth don signs reading “President Street-Medgar Evers College.” The new signage marks a rare name change within the 472-station subway system, and makes the two train depots among the few bearing a person’s first and last name, said one city transportation honcho. “You don’t just go around renaming subway stations every day or it loses what’s important about it,” New York City Transit President Sarah Feinberg said on…
While anyone stuck on a musty petroleum-scented L train might share the same thoughts, Cuomo threw some seriously petty shade.
10 lines are affected.
Affected lines: 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, A, D, E, F, G, J, M.
The C, E, F, J, and M lines are all affected.