The R143 subway car is designed for New York City Transit’s “L” Line. It is the first new technology train for the system’s IND/BMT division, which has different equipment standards from the IRT division, necessitating a different design from the one we developed for the R142 car. Most noticeably, the cars are longer and wider with a new design for the front, based on a different type of structure.
The R160 is an evolution of the R143, also for the IND/BMT division. A new design feature is the electronic interior route/stop display sign, called FIND (Flexible Information Display). It consists of a multicolor LCD screen displaying route and destination and a multicolor LED strip map. The strip map always displays the next ten stations and additionally five “further stops” cycling through all remaining stations.