njt/mnrrbuff wrote:Septa is piggybacking off of NJT on the Multilevel MU order. The Septa Silverliner IVs are up there in age and in fact, almost as old as the NJT Arrow IIIs.
Buff: The SEPTA Silverliner Four cars are OLDER than the Arrow Three cars.
Silverliner Four cars date from 1974-76 (initial group of 18 RDG 9018-9031 late 1973)
The retired Arrow Two fleet (534-603 later 1234-1303) were from the same mid 70s period.
The Arrow Three cars date from 1978-79 and were rebuilt during the second half of the 1990s.
That option totaling 999 cars only makes sense if NJT decides to either retire their entire single
level car fleet and go entirely multilevel - or let another agency - SEPTA - to replace the entire
Silverliner Four fleet (228 cars now in service?) with add-on options. The price tag for this is
going to be at least two billion dollars by my guesstimate...
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