Alstom is rehabbing 2000s, 3000s, and 4000s but not 1000s.
They are going to replace them with the 6000s as they are reaching the end of their lives being built back in 1976.
The Rohr cars (1000 series) were rehabilitated in the late 1990s They are expected to be around until the middle of the next decade. WMATA will not retire the Rohr’s until all of the 7000 series car are delivered from a procurement contract that has not yet been advertised.
It is harder to tell new cars from rehabbed cars because the interiors of them are the same- maroon and blue seats, metal poles, LED signs inside and new carpet.
The exterior differences between new and old cars are:
No DC plates on front door of new cars
Old car font windows have silver cladding, new cars have black cladding
I am assuming you are referring to the rubber and aluminum window moldings
New cars have exterior speakers
New cars have orange LEDs, Old have green LEDs
That would be Green flip dots. They only exist on the remaining unrehabilitated Breda’s
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