October 25, 2011
The 26 car-delivery is the first of a 706-car order of 5000 Series railcars, for which full production is under way.
July 20, 2011
The Chicago Transit Authority has placed orders for 300 additional Bombardier Transportation rapid transit cars in addition to the 406 it contracted for in 2006. The 5000-Series cars will be the first in the agency’s fleet to utilize alternating current propulsion, a technology that permits dynamic braking regeneration.
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