27 Mar '17, 5pm

@metrolosangeles to add 64 subway cars for Red, Purple Lines

@metrolosangeles to add 64 subway cars for Red, Purple Lines

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) contracted with China Railway Rolling Stock Corp. to build 64 new railcars for the Metro Red and Purple Lines, a major procurement that will bring new manufacturing jobs to the Los Angeles region and help Metro maintain and expand its subway system. Metro’s Notice To Proceed kick starts production of HR4000 heavy rail vehicles that will be used to replace existing trains now traveling between downtown Los Angeles, Mid-Wilshire District, and North Hollywood. Thirty-four of the new cars will also be used for the Metro Purple Line’s first four-mile extension from the Mid-Wilshire District to Beverly Hills when the line officially opens in 2023. RELATED: Passing Ballot Measures: What Works China Railway has committed to delivering the first pilot vehicle by the spring of 2020, and the entire base order of 64 ...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/rail/news/721652/l-a-metro-...

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