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Robert Bosco

Cost Of Subway Cars

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Does anyone happen to know the cost (per car) of all subway cars in service today?? I can only assume that the R160 was the most expensive.

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Average costs per car

 

R32/A - $114,951

R38 - $111,722

R40 - $111,793

R40M - $137,382

R42 - $132,670

R44 - $211,850

R46 - $275,381

R62 - $918,293

R62A - $798,770

R68/A - $915,000

R110A - $2,209,000

R110B - $2,167,000

R142 - $1,217,312

R142A - $1,215,466

R143 - $1,576,475

R160 - car in 4 car unit: $1,319,589

R160 - car in a 5 car unit: $1,308,342

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In service the R143s are the most expensive. The most expensive cars period were the R110A/Bs.

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In service the R143s are the most expensive. The most expensive cars period were the R110A/Bs.

 

Wow....I can't believe that the 110's were more expensive than the R143/160. What company (companies) built the R110's?

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Wow....I can't believe that the 110's were more expensive than the R143/160. What company (companies) built the R110's?

 

Kawasaki built the R110A

Bombardier built the R110B

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I can see why the R110s would be so expensive, seeing as there are only a few of them and that they incorporated so much expensive stuff when they were built. New tech trains are just so much more expensive because of their gadgets like automated voices, FINDs, etc.

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Also got to remember how things were worth back then to what they are now. But granted, newer subway cars have much more things in them than the older subway cars so thats why the new have price tag so much more than the old.

 

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3619

$114,951 next to $1,576,475.......

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Also got to remember how things were worth back then to what they are now. But granted, newer subway cars have much more things in them than the older subway cars so thats why the new have price tag so much more than the old.

 

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3619

$114,951 next to $1,576,475.......

 

Not to mention inflation too. Back then, $115,000 was worth a lot more than it is today. So those figures seem small by today's standards but they weren't THAT small...

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I think according to the CPI calculator, $114K is equal to about $750K in today's value. But don't forget that NTTs have may more features.

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Also got to remember how things were worth back then to what they are now. But granted, newer subway cars have much more things in them than the older subway cars so thats why the new have price tag so much more than the old.

 

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3619

$114,951 next to $1,576,475.......

 

Great comparison there!

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So for the same price as today's Lamborghini Convertible you could of bought a R-32 in 1964? Now for the same price as a Bugatti you can get R-160? They're really jacking them prices up! I would love a R-160 but if it's worth my entire family's saving then I'd rather pay $2 just to ride them. LOL

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Also got to remember how things were worth back then to what they are now. But granted, newer subway cars have much more things in them than the older subway cars so thats why the new have price tag so much more than the old.

 

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/show?3619

$114,951 next to $1,576,475.......

 

That is a sweet shot of the 2. I quess I never really thought about or knew how much the trains cost. Thats some madd cheddar!

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