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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.

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.

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.

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.