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  • Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.
Discussion related to DC area passenger rail services from Northern Virginia to Baltimore, MD. Includes Light Rail and Baltimore Subway.

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  by Mike Doughney
 
With so many 7000-series Metro rail cars still not back in service, and still not carrying passengers – Metro appears to have a storage problem.

Railcar after railcar could be seen parked along parts of the second phase of the Silver Line in Northern Virginia, which isn’t yet open.

There currently isn’t enough room in Metro's railyards for the cars, the transit agency said.
https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/loca ... zvwXn7blUk
  by danib62
 
Reminds of how the T hid defective Boeing LRVs in unused portions of the Tremont Street Subway.
  by Sand Box John
 
"Mike Doughney

"With so many 7000-series Metro rail cars still not back in service, and still not carrying passengers – Metro appears to have a storage problem.

Railcar after railcar could be seen parked along parts of the second phase of the Silver Line in Northern Virginia, which isn’t yet open.

There currently isn’t enough room in Metro's railyards for the cars, the transit agency said."

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/loca ... zvwXn7blUk


Adam Tuss failed the explain why there is a shortage of rail yard storage space.

WMATA temporally suspended the Rockville canopy replacement project so they could pull all of the older cars stored in Shady Grove yard to replace the parked 7k cars. They then restarted Rockville canopy replacement project blocking access to Shady Grove yard. WMATA's only place left to store the parked 7k cars was the yet to be opened mainline of Silver line phase II.
  by JDC
 
Latest construction issue that has come up during testing is that roughly a dozen segments of 'heat tape' on the third rail failed to produce any heat. https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/ ... ulles.html. The article makes clear 7 issues remain outstanding, but none are significant, and hiring is continuing.
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