New York City’s Governor Andrew Cuomo announced last week that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has awarded a $600 million contract to supply 300 new subway cars to Bombardier Transportation.
The cars will be built at Bombardier’s facility in Plattsburgh, New York.
The new cars are scheduled for delivery in 2016.
“We are one state and this shows how different regions of our state can support each other,” Cuomo said.
“We will continue to rebuild New York’s vital infrastructure, creating jobs for hard-working New Yorkers and generating economic growth in all corners of the state.”
The new R179 cars will replace cars on the C Line that have been used since 1964. The new cars will have brighter lighting, better heat and air conditioning systems and digital voice announcements.