All Things WMATA 7000 Series

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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Postby JDC » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:43 am

I was on a train today where the LCD screen was a static image of a larger WMATA map and a 'tips for riding Metro' list. That was a new one.
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Postby YOLO » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:01 pm

Are there any high res photos of the underbody equipment on the 7000 series trains?
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Postby srepetsk » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:34 am

Can someone, maybe dcmike, definitively answer the question if the 7000's draw more power than the legacy series cars? I thought I had read somewhere back on the forum that their power draw is roughly the same, but I can't find that at the moment. I suppose the most interesting datapoint is any difference in power consumption during acceleration. Thanks in advance.
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Postby YOLO » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:03 pm

question about the 7000 series train computer system, i've been told that the passenger information displays run on windows boxes - does the entire train computer system run on windows too?
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Postby JackRussell » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:22 am

I have seen people post pictures of WER (Windows Error Report) dialog popups, so yes the information displays do run Windows.

The thing I don't get is that the people who designed these things ought to have added better error handling capabilities, and a watchdog process that can kill/restart the actual display process in the event of a crash, hang or other failure.

As for the rest of the railcar, I have no idea. I would tend to doubt it.
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Postby JDC » Mon Aug 28, 2017 7:51 am

WTOP story about how Metro is unable to properly care for its 7000-series due to lack of parts and training. http://wtop.com/tracking-metro-24-7/2017/08/lack-spare-parts-training-hinders-metro-rail-car-maintenance-report-finds/
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Postby YOLO » Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:31 pm

Anybody notice that the 6Ks have pretty much disappeared off OR/SV? Are they all on GR/YL now?
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Postby Chris Brown » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:13 pm

I believe so. I don't see them on the red line anymore either.

By the way.. has ANYONE seen car #7400 yet??

Today I took a ride on car 7381. With 20 cars arriving a month, I'm assuming WMATA has received car #7400 by now or will in the very near future.
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Postby JDC » Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:25 pm

I saw a train last week with car 7399...so it must be out there now, or very soon.
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Postby Robert Paniagua » Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:10 am

Chris Brown wrote:There was a time back in the 90's when you never saw a 1K series train on the Red line ever. Red line was strictly 2k, 3k and 4k.


I remember in the 80s (late '86-early'87, it was the other way around, Red Line was 65% 1K, 34% 3K, 1% 2K when I rode it and lived in the area. The 2Ks were confined mostly to the BL/OR at the time (there was so GR, SV and YL was just a stub truncated route from Gallery Pl to Huntington and that line then saw mostly 2Ks and very few 3Ks
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Postby YOLO » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:37 pm

Metro worker shocked by 7000 series train, union calls for urgent fixes https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr- ... 6675862f1a

In other notes, it looks like a small amount of 6Ks have returned to OR/SV. I saw 7396-7399 on GR last week but it's now on SV ... doing firmware updates out of WFC annex perhaps?
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Postby MCL1981 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:28 am

I love how the ATU Is responding to this as if WMATA did this intentionally to hurt their personnel, and that WMATA endangers their personnel all day. The ATU is responsible for nearly all of the safety, mx, and mechanical problems in metro. They don't even step up when their own people try to kill each other on purpose. What a joke.
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Postby JDC » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:13 pm

Update: Metro's press release seems to indicate nothing was/is wrong with its inspection protocols, just how they were being followed by employees. https://www.wmata.com/about/news/Metro-completes-review-of-safety-concern-raised-by-union-7K-inspections-to-resume.cfm
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Postby MCL1981 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:45 pm

Well what a surprise. The ATU lied as usual.
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Postby YOLO » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:59 am

We have crossed the 7400 mark. 7400-7401 in service on OR/SV
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