It will be standing room only - literally - when NYC Transit runs some subway cars without any seats, hoping to squeeze more riders inside.
The agency is planning a pilot program featuring a train with flipup seats in four of 10 cars.
The flipup seats will be locked in the up position during rush hours, meaning everyone inside the car will have to stand, the Daily News has learned.
"Each car will be able to carry more people," NYC Transit President Howard Roberts said of the no-sitting strategy. "It means more capacity. It gives the ability to pick up more people, and have fewer people left on the platform waiting for the next train."
After rush hours, workers will unlock the flipup seats for riders to use, Roberts said.
The pilot program, hatched by Roberts and his senior vice president of subways, Steven Fiel, is expected to start in five to seven months, when the first retrofitted train arrives.
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So there'll be absolutely no room for air to circulate. I can't wait 'til next summer!