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New Jersey Transit double-decker train car

New Jersey Transit double-decker train car

Parked at Hoboken Terminal, seemingly never moving, double-decker train cars like this were rolled out by NJ Transit in 2006, mainly because riders were not using the middle seat. They were only used on Northeast Corridor, North Jersey Coast Line and Midtown Direct service. The cars were built by Bombardier. The car's number is 7201, which contains my lucky number 721, albeit indirectly. Two interesting things about these cars are that first, these cars did resolve the middle seat crisis, but reduced standing room and made for congestion delays boarding/disembarking because people would crowd the stairs. Also, the added weight of the cars apparently caused issues because more power was required to drive the same number of train cars (and the added passengers), and the traction power system which was quite old had issues putting that much power through safely.

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