April 16, 2015
CONTACT: Marcia McAllister
WMATA Begins Service of 7000 Series Metrorail Cars
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has introduced the 7000 Series rail cars to the Metro system. These trains provide travelers with a state-of-the-art ride, including features such as: digital signage, slip-resistant flooring and stainless steel exteriors.
The 7000 Series were showcased at a ceremony at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport on April 13. The event boasted speakers including the U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary, Victor Mendez, Governor Terry McAuliffe and MWAA CEO Jack Potter. Attendees were also given a preview ride.
Project officials in attendance were: Stephen Barna, Michael Crehan, Katy Gorman, Charles Stark, Kevin Volbrecht and Whitney Winn.
The new trains were produced in Lincoln, Nebraska by Kawasaki Motors. Rail cars will begin service on the Blue Line.
A 24/7 emergency hotline is available for Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project construction-related issues: 844-385-7245.
For general project information: www.dullesmetro.com or 703-572-0506.