10 Sep '18, 4pm

#Pamplona WMATA issues RFP for 8000-series railcars

Proposals for the new 8000-series railcars are due in late January, and WMATA expects to award the contract late next year. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) took the first step toward acquiring its next generation of railcars, building on the success of the popular and reliable 7000-series fleet, with the issuance of a Request for Proposals for the design and construction of hundreds of new 8000-series cars to be delivered starting in 2024. WMATA plans to acquire at least 256 8000-series cars to allow for the retirement of the 2000- and 3000-series cars at the end of their 40-year service life. Options in the contract would allow WMATA to purchase "up to" 800 cars in all, giving the transit agency the flexibility to support a range of initiatives and scenarios, including expanding all trains to the maximum eight-car length, running trains more fre...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/rail/news/731187/wmata-issu...

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