In December 1998, New York City Transit signed a contract with Kawasaki Rail Car Inc. for R143 B Division transit cars. The R143 was the first full production "New Technology Train" (NTT) to be constructed for the B Division of the New York City Subway. The R143 is a standard gauge subway car design used on the B Division of the New York City Subway in the United States.The cars are primarily used on the L service. The New York City Transit Authority owns 212 R143 cars, numbered 8101 to 8312, and built for an average cost of about $1.5 million per car. Year; 2001/2006; Type; Exterior and Interior Design Once we receive enough preorders, we will produce another run. The R143 is a class of new technology (NTT) New York City Subway cars built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries for the B Division.Delivered between 2001 and 2003, the cars displaced R40/As and R42s that operated on the L service in conjunction with the BMT Canarsie Line's signal system being automated.. The contract was fast track with the first eight cars delivered in early 2001. NL854134098B01 This is a sub-selection from R143 Subway Car -- Seat of Death! R143 Subway Car -- Seat of Death! R143/160 Subway Car MTA/New York City Transit. These cars were delivered for acceptance testing in late 2001 and all the cars were delivered and in … Signal equipment will now be installed onboard the cars, responsibility for the signal system will now be spread between two NYCT Divisions. A total of 212 cars were manufactured by Kawasaki. R143 (These are a shell only) This model is no longer available. Car Numbers Notes 8101-8108 8101-8104 first set of cars delivered to 207th St. Yard, 4/30/2001 At East New York Yard, 5/7/2001 Seen being tested at ENY yard & yard leads, 5/31/2001 The testing process of the brand-new R179 subway cars is moving along. Note: Video link has been removed pending author's final release. R160 "A" car (item # 8081) "B" car (item # 8082) This model is no longer available, if you would like to see another run, please email us to let us know how many you would like. vector-templates.com Hilversum, The Netherlands KvK 60955899 VAT Nr. The R143 is a class of new technology (NTT) New York City Subway cars built by Kawasaki Heavy Industries for the B Division. Delivered between 2001 and 2003, the cars displaced the R42s that operated on the L in conjunction with the BMT Canarsie Line's signal system being automated..