New Metrorail cars for Miami

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New Metrorail cars for Miami

Postby Rockingham Racer » Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:28 pm

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Re: New Metrorail cars for Miami

Postby tommyboy6181 » Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:06 am

The first set of new railcars from Hitachi were unveiled on 10/24/16.
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Miam ... 96441.html
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Re: New Metrorail cars for Miami

Postby tommyboy6181 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:38 pm

The Hitachi cars are officially testing on the mainline tracks now. Miami-Dade County posted a video to the first test.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/GoMiamiDade/videos/
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Re: New Metrorail cars for Miami

Postby CentralValleyRail » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:07 pm

What's interesting is they also posted a video on May 16th as well as the October 19th video, so it seems like they must be getting close to an in service date.

It is MUCH NEEDED!
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Re: New Metrorail cars for Miami

Postby Noel Weaver » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:26 pm

I rode Metro-Rail a couple of weeks ago and i agree that the cars are getting somewhat shabby BUT the ride was comfortable, the cars rode well, the AC was working fine in both directions. I would bet a little more TLC would go a long way in the life of these cars. A good rebuilding would go a long way for the riders of this line, I have my doubts that the cars really need to be replaced at this point. OH WELL, my opinion means absolutely nothing to them anyway.
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Re: New Metrorail cars for Miami

Postby fredme » Tue Oct 31, 2017 6:22 am

Do you mean that it's only on Florida at the moment?
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Re: New Metrorail cars for Miami

Postby SD70ACe-T4 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:25 pm

tommyboy6181 wrote:The Hitachi cars are officially testing on the mainline tracks now. Miami-Dade County posted a video to the first test.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/GoMiamiDade/videos/


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Re: New Metrorail cars for Miami

Postby tommyboy6181 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:56 pm

The first Hitachi train for Miami is now in revenue service.
http://www.metro-magazine.com/rail/news ... Y.facebook
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Re: New Metrorail cars for Miami

Postby dowlingm » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:35 pm

Hitachi Rail Italy = the artist formerly known as Ansaldo Breda, no? Hopefully the manufacturing/QA philosophy is a bit more Japanese these days.
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Re: New Metrorail cars for Miami

Postby hephaestus » Sat Jan 06, 2018 7:59 am

311-312 were delivered this week.
Did Baltimore piggyback from the Miami contract?
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Re: New Metrorail cars for Miami

Postby R36 Combine Coach » Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:01 pm

hephaestus wrote:Did Baltimore piggyback from the Miami contract?

Baltimore Metro will have new cars as well, just like the two agencies did back in 1983-84 from Budd/TransitAmerica. Ironically I first thought the Budd cars were by Breda (given their similarity with LA Metro).
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