Topic : 7000-series railcars

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CTA, CRRC Sifang mark hiring of first railcar assembly employees

Rail| March 5, 2019

The first group of production workers will travel to China next week for highly specialized training in assembling the new railcars.

Internal audit finds WMATA must rewire entire 7000-Series railcar fleet

Security and Safety | August 8, 2018

Wire crimping has never been done properly, which contributed to incidents where railcars have problems that can create significant delays.

Security and Safety | June 27, 2018

FTA calls on WMATA to address barrier safety on 7000-series railcars

Agency must to take immediate actions to mitigate the risk, including submitting work plans to the FTA by June 29 regarding how it will fix issue.

Rail| March 10, 2016

Chicago taps manufacturer for next generation railcars

The new 7000-series railcars — the largest railcar order in CTA history — will be built by CSR Sifang America JV, which as part of its winning bid has pledged to build a brand-new rail car assembly facility in Chicago.

Government Issues| May 28, 2015

D.C. Metro railcar purchase hits potential snag

If the FTA determines within the next several weeks that the 5000-series, which were purchased using federal funds, should not be retired so soon, WMATA probably will forgo purchasing the 220 new 7000-series cars.

Rail| April 14, 2015

D.C. Metro launches new 7000-series railcar fleet

The new cars will belong to a fleet of more than 500 new railcars, which are designed to provide a safer, more comfortable ride for millions of passengers and expand the Metrorail system’s capacity overall.

Rail| April 1, 2015

D.C. Metro to introduce new 7000-Series railcars in April

The introduction of the first new train will be the most significant milestone to date for a project that has spanned nearly five years from approval and funding, through design and engineering, to testing and certification.

Government Issues| January 7, 2014

WMATA introduces first of 7000-series railcars

FTA provided $44.8 million in funding specifically to help fund the replacement of the 1000-series railcars. In addition, the agency has committed $58.3 million for 64 new railcars through a grant program.
Management & Operations| August 6, 2013

Chicago's next-gen railcars to feature new seating configuration

The new design, created after careful study of existing design, passenger flow, capacity and comfort, is a hybrid of the best features from existing CTA railcar styles — incorporating both forward- and aisle-facing seats.
Rail| February 6, 2013

Chicago opens 7000-series railcar bidding

The railcars, expected to begin delivery around 2016, will replace current rail stock that is nearing or beyond 30 years of age.

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