The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's New York City Transit has been doing some cleanup work on 222 stainless-steel R32 subway cars. The cars are the remaining parts of a 600-car fleet that was first introduced to the city's subway system in 1964.
The cars are due to be replaced starting in 2014, but they're getting a little refurbishing now. The $25 million project includes work on the cars' brakes and door systems, as well as replacing vandalized windows.
Four cars a week are being overhauled.
The R32s run on the A and C lines, and can be differentiated by their ridged sides. Newer cars have smooth sides.
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