MTA Budget Cuts Means Old Subway Cars Staying In Service
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — The oldest cars in the city’s subway system are on their last legs, but they aren’t going away any time soon.
LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reports
They creak and they squeak along the A and C lines and you would too if you’ve been at it for 47 years.
They’re the ones with the charcoal grey seats and already break down three times more often than the fleet as a whole.
The MTA says to keep them running, they actually have to create 52 positions and spend $8 million a year.
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