All Things WMATA 7000 Series

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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Postby YOLO » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:10 pm

did metro ever post a copy of this sign they put on the trains? trying to get a copy to put on my model, tried taking some pics of trains in service but quality is not great. http://i.imgur.com/8NvmJZu.jpg
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Postby Chris Brown » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:21 pm

The LCD monitors in the 7000 series trains no longer have the "New train" promotional video. Now the video plays WMATA's "back2good" Youtube videos on a loop along with info on using WMATA apps and smart trip cards. Took long enough.

I'm expecting to see McDonald's commercials start showing up next. I would like to see weather reports and local news/events or useful travel information like the timetable for trains arriving at transfer stops.
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Postby JDC » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:43 am

I was on a train today where the LCD screen was a static image of a larger WMATA map and a 'tips for riding Metro' list. That was a new one.
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Postby YOLO » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:01 pm

Are there any high res photos of the underbody equipment on the 7000 series trains?
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Postby srepetsk » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:34 am

Can someone, maybe dcmike, definitively answer the question if the 7000's draw more power than the legacy series cars? I thought I had read somewhere back on the forum that their power draw is roughly the same, but I can't find that at the moment. I suppose the most interesting datapoint is any difference in power consumption during acceleration. Thanks in advance.
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