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R142
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In service 2000-now
Family name NTT (New Technology Train)
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Track gauge 1,435mm

The R142 was the first successful type of new technology (NTT) A-division subway car for the New York City Subway. It was built by Bombardier Transportation in La Pocatiere, Quebec and Barre, Vermont. Final assembly was performed in Plattsburgh, New York. These cars were built from 1999 to 2003. There are 880 cars numbered 6301–7180 and another 150 cars numbered 1101–1250, for a total of 1,030 cars, all arranged as five-car sets. The R142 and R142A replaced the Redbird trains, including the R26, R28, R29, R33, R33S, and R36.

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