As some of you have noticed, quite a few of our subway cars have been looking a little spiffier of late. Eighteen rail cars have now undergone interior renovations and getting new flooring, lighting, fresh paint and — by popular request — vinyl seats.
Even more recently, some rail cars have been outfitted with a new accessory that has a long transit history: the hanging strap.
I know some riders, especially taller ones, aren’t big fans of the hanging straps. But for slightly shorter riders like myself they’re a welcome addition. Finally, I no longer have to rely on the center pole or strain my shoulder to reach the overhead bar! Finally, I can be a real straphanger.
The straps are currently being added to the Red and Purple Line, but you’ll start seeing them on the light rail lines soon.
Our current fleet of subway cars will continue to undergo refurbishment so they can keep running until the new cars we’ve ordered arrive.
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