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Encyclopedia > R142A (New York City Subway car)
A R142A trainset on the 6 line approaches Parkchester station in the Bronx.
A R142A trainset on the 6 line approaches Parkchester station in the Bronx.
A R142A series car on the 4 service.
A R142A series car on the 4 service.

The R142A, along with the R142 is the newest generation of cars for the New York Subway's IRT division. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 681 pixel, file size: 271 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 681 pixel, file size: 271 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (All user names refer to en. ... The 6 Lexington Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A train of R142s on the 4 line is seen in the Bronx. ... South Ferry station 125th Street station The New York City Subway is a large rapid transit system in New York City, New York, United States. ... The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) was the operator of the original New York Subway line that opened in 1904 and additional rapid transit lines in the City of New York. ...


The R142A is built by Kawasaki and has many of the same features as the R142, built by Bombardier. The main order of 400 R142A cars are numbered 7211-7610; the 120 option cars are numbers 7611-7730. These cars can be found on the 4 and 6 services and very rarely on the 2 and 5. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. ... logo Bombardier Inc. ... The 4 Lexington Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 6 Lexington Avenue Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 2 Seventh Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 5 Lexington Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ...


Differences Between the R142 and R142As

  • The R142A's external speakers have a narrower rim around the edges than those on the R142.
  • The interior speakers on the R142A are recessed into the curved portion of the ceiling with only lines of pinholes to denote their location while the R142's speakers are located in the midline of the cab on the ceiling and are not concealed.
  • The R142A's drives have a characteristic sound under acceleration and deceleration that is distinct from that of the R142 because of different AC traction motors. The R142's use Alstom AC traction motors, while the R142A's use Bombardier AC traction motors.
  • B cars have traction motor at number one end.
  • The R142A's cab ends are one piece, while the destination sign area and window section are two separate pieces on the R142.
  • The LCD destination signs between the two doors of each side of cars as well as interior LED passenger information signs are different. The LCD destination signs and LED interior passenger information signs on the R142 turn-off when changing, while the ones on the R142A switch without turning off.


City lights viewed in a motion blurred exposure. ... Traction motor typically refers to those motors that are used to power the driving wheels of a railroad locomotive, electrical multi-unit train (such as a subway or light rail vehicle train), or a tram. ... Alstom (formerly GEC-Alsthom) (Euronext: ALO) is a large French company whose businesses are power generation and manufacturing trains (e. ... logo Bombardier Inc. ...


R-142A "Millennium" specifications

Car builder Kawasaki Rail Car Company in Kobe, Japan and Yonkers, NY
Car body stainless steel
Unit numbers 7211-7730
Fleet of 520 cars
Car dimensions 51 ft 4 in long
8 ft 7316 in wide
11 ft 1058 in high
15.65 m long
2.621 m wide
3.623 m high
Track, standard gauge 4 ft 812 in 1.435 m
Doorway width
(side—clear opening)
4 ft 6 in 1.37 m
Wheel diameter 34 inches 864 mm
Propulsion system Bombardier propulsion system,
3-Phase AC Traction Motors Model 1508C
Power (4 per car) 150 horsepower 112 kW
Brakes Dynamic braking propulsion system; WABCO friction braking system
Average car weight
(empty)
A-car (with cab) : 73,159 lb
B-car (without cab): 67,630 lb
33,184 kg
30,676 kg
Maximum speed from 55 mph to about 65 mph 90 to 105 km/h
Average about 100 km/h
Total seated passengers A car (cab car): 34
B car (no cab): 40
Total standees A car (cab car): 142
B car (no cab): 148
Full capacity totals A car (cab car): 176 passengers
B car (no cab): 188 passengers
Air conditioning system Two roof-mounted HVAC units each car.
Price per car (new) US$1,215,466.66

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. ... Port Tower at night Kōbe (Japanese: 神戸市; -shi) is a city in Japan, located on the island of Honshu. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... logo Bombardier Inc. ... WABCO is a supplier of braking and other control systems for automotive and railways industries. ... All-air and air-water HVAC systems use air ducts, outlets, and inlets installed throughout their buildings. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, Cambodia, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, Maldives the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Turks and Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...

External links

  • Kawasaki - R142A
  • nycsubway.org - NYC Subway Cars: R142
  • Educated » Blog Archive » Subway Sounds: R-142A

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