With the future in mind, the MTA is thinking about using articulated train cars, which would look similar to accordion-style buses. According to the New York Times, the agency released a 142-document which details all of its needs over the next two decades.

It revealed that the MTA is considering doing away with the doors between subway cars because it would "maximize carrying capacity" and let passengers "move to less-crowded areas of the train, balancing loading and unloading times at all doors."

This would also make for extremely noisy train rides, but then again, who expects a dead-silent train ride in New York City, anyway?

Should this happen, it wouldn't be for the next 30 to 40 years. At the same time, it also might be too expensive to execute. But, if it does happen, no one will be shielded from the atrocities of the New York City subway.

[via Gothamist and New York Times]