Ever wondered what happens to retired subway cars in NY?

Have you ever wondered what happens if a subway car, of the New York subway, reaches its end of life? It gets dumped into the ocean! No, this is not a cheap way to get rid of them without spending money. Actually there have to be spent money upfront to remove the wheels, interiors, windows and doors.

After that they get loaded onto a barge and after that they get dumped in the Atlantic Ocean to become future reefs. The process is quiet promising and there are already subway cars down there for over a decade, which grew new life.

In first you wouldn’t really call this recycling until you know they are doing it to grow back the reefs. Read the full story at the Inquisitr.

 

[Image Credit | Stephen Mallon, WCTV]
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