New York City Transit R142A Subway Car

Client: MTA New York City Transit

Fulfilling the tastes and needs of 5 million daily subway riders would have been enough of a feat, but the design of the cars for the new technology train that will replace 30 percent of the New York City fleet go far beyond aesthetics. The melamine walls resist "scratchiti" and seat-end railings protect passengers from potential attack by people on the platform.

Contact: Masamichi Udagawa,

Designers: Antenna Design New York Inc. and MTA, Arts for Transit