MTA scraps plans to sink subway cars

A train arrives to the Astor Place station early Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 in New York. (AP Photo/ Dima Gavrysh)

August 19, 2010 10:33:35 AM PDT
The MTA has put the brakes on a plan to go out with the old and in with the new when it comes to hundreds of subway cars.

The cash-strapped agency has decided to keep 290 old subway cars in service instead of sinking them into the sea as planned.

The cars date back as far as the 1960s and are mostly used on the A and C lines.

The move will save the MTA $1.3 million in shipping and cleaning costs associated with sinking them to become artificial reefs. ---
Information from AM New York