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MTA buying new subway cars; C line to get upgrade?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
A train arrives to the Astor Place station early Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 in New York.  (AP Photo/ Dima Gavrysh)

A train arrives to the Astor Place station early Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 in New York. (AP Photo/ Dima Gavrysh)

The old, clunky C train subway cars, still running after nearly half a century, are about to be retired.

The MTA is expected to approve the purchase of 300 new subway cars on Wednesday.

That could mean an upgrade for the C line, home to the oldest trains in the subway system.

The MTA, however, has not decided whether the C line will get the brand-new cars or hand-me-downs from another line.

Stay tuned.

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