The ocean is where old subway cars go when they die

In a way, New York City's MTA subway system almost deserves to be drowned in the ocean for good, due to its lackluster service, littered with never-ending track work, annual fare hikes and train delays. But seeing these subway cars that have reached the end of their life being flipped overboard into the Atlantic Ocean so lifelessly almost makes us want to weep. Wonder why they're doing that? Apparently it's good for the environment.

As part of his photo series called "Next Stop Atlantic," photographer Stephen Mallon shows us what happens to subway cars after they are "stripped and decontaminated" and "repurposed as part of the artificial reefs for marine life." The subway cars are literally sent to swim with the fishes.

Stephen Mallon, via Likecool and Notcot

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