The MTA has increasingly been looking to the L train to test out enhancements for the design of New York City subway cars. In addition to the newly renovated fold-up seating installed on some L train cars, MTA officials are also toying with the idea of testing out new door designs on the cars as well. These new doors would follow the model of the John F. Kennedy Airport AirTrain and those of subway systems in other cities around the world, from Paris to Seoul. These doors are considered safer for passengers, and the MTA would plan on having them installed by the year 2020.
- The MTA has already begun testing fold-out seats on the L train and now are considering testing new door designs on L line cars as well
- The new door designs are considered safer for passengers than the ones currently used by NYC subway cars
- The MTA plans on having some of these new cars in use by the year 2020 after the impending L line shutdown has ended
“Such doors are already in place in some global subway systems, including in Paris and Seoul.”