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Chicago Transit adds 5000-series railcars to line

Posted on July 3, 2012

Following a successful debut on the Pink Line, the Chicago Transit Authority’s CTA newest railcars, the 5000-series, were added to the Green Line.

One, six-car train is added to the existing fleet on the Green Line, and additional trains will be added thereafter. The new cars will replace the 2400-series cars in service on the Green Line, which are 35 years old.

The 5000-series will continue to be added throughout the summer until the entire Green Line fleet is replaced. 5000-series cars will then be added to other lines.

State-of-the-art technology on the 5000-series cars allows for smoother acceleration and braking, creating a smoother, more comfortable ride for passengers. The railcars feature an aisle-facing seating configuration, which adds six inches to the narrowest portion of the aisle, allowing more room for customers carrying backpacks, packages, luggage, strollers and bikes. There is also additional space for wheelchairs, increasing the total to two per car.

The cars also have LED displays with larger text-size that will replace the scrolling destination signs on the exterior of the lead car. Interior LED signs display the next station stop, date and time, and can also be used for a text display of the audio announcements made to customers in the railcar.

CTA will receive 706 5000-series cars, at a total cost of $1.137 billion.

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