• All Things WMATA 7000 Series

  • 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 wrivlin
 
Are the new deliveries with spring barriers (and those that are being retrofitted) still announcing that they are 7000 series trains?
  by YOLO
 
I imagine those announcements wont go away until they're all retrofitted
  by Railfan24
 
What was the point of the soft shell barriers? I always thought it seemed like a major flaw.

Has anyone seen any of newly delivered cars or retrofitted cars with the new barriers?
  by danib62
 
Green line seems to have a lot of trains with the updated barriers. Not sure if they were delivered that way or retrofitted.

Honestly I disagree, I don't believe the rubber design is at all flawed and I think the decision to retrofit/redesign was a huge overreaction.
  by davinp
 
wrivlin wrote:Are the new deliveries with spring barriers (and those that are being retrofitted) still announcing that they are 7000 series trains?
yes, I saw a train with cars 7600 that announced it was a 7000 series train
  by YOLO
 
Anyone what TTS generator they are using on the 7Ks?
  by JDC
 
Just saw test train of 7ks with car 7643 in it.
  by davinp
 
Saw car 7626 on the Silver Line.
  by Sand Box John
 
748 cars - 7000–7747

128 for the Silver line

720 for replacement of older rolling stock.

300 1k cars
100 4k cars
192 5k cars

28 for "Growth Railcars"

Had WMATA chosen to do mid life rehabilitation of the 4 and 5k cars, "Growth Railcars" would have been 320.
  by KTHW
 
Saw 7642 and 7643 today on the yellow line
  by YOLO
 
Metro has to be nearing the finish line, saw 7688-7689 recently
  by tommyboy6181
 
YOLO wrote: Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:57 pm Metro has to be nearing the finish line, saw 7688-7689 recently
Less than 100 cars to build before the order is complete since the highest numbered car will be 7747.
  by KTHW
 
Saw 7710/7711 on the Yellow Line today. Getting close to the end
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