R262 subway. The r62a is an a division new york city subway car model built between 1984 and 1987 by bombardier in la pocatiere quebec with final assembly done in auburn new york and barre vermont under a license from kawasaki. The r262 is a proposed new technology train series subway car for the new york city subway. A total of 110 cars were built arranged in married pairs. The fleet was rebuilt by morrison knudsen between 1985 and 1987.
Seems like some people such as andrew a. The cars replaced the remaining r12s r14s and r15s which were all retired by the end of 1984. Remain skeptical over bombardiers preformance as brought up. A total of 825 cars were built arranged as sets of three four or five cars per set.
The r62 was the first order of a division cars in 20 years following the r36 order from 1963 and. The r26 was a new york city subway car model built by american car and foundry from 1959 to 1960 for the irt a division. The five car r262 sets would replace 1 139 r62 and r62a cars in operation since the 1980s on the lexington avenue line served by the 4 5 and 6 services. The r26s entered service on october 12 1959 and received air conditioning by 1982.
For the road see route 62. Shuttle and the entire order will feature open gangways connecting five car sets and increasing capacity on each train by around 8 10 percent. More commonly known as the r262 contract this order of over 1360 new subway cars for the a division will replace the r62 and r62a cars currently in use on the 1 3 and 6 lines and the 42nd st. It is expected to replace the current r62 and r62a rolling stock which are used on the subways a division and were built in the mid 1980s.
The r142a r262 portion begins at 3320 i did hear some chatter towards bombardier before the section started.