Metro to install vinyl wrapping on 3K/6K, look more like 7Ks

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Metro to install vinyl wrapping on 3K/6K, look more like 7Ks

Postby YOLO » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:11 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp0yp4dS9YM

The modified trains will look like 7Ks, have carpet removed, blue seats only, etc.
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Re: Metro to install vinyl wrapping on 3K/6K, look more like

Postby davinp » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:24 am

Why spend money on the old 2000/3000 series which will be retired in a few years?

I think they should remove all carpeting from the 6000 series to make it look more like the 7000 series and also change to bright white lights and add the automated announcement systems that the 7000 series have.
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Re: Metro to install vinyl wrapping on 3K/6K, look more like

Postby JDC » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:39 am

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Re: Metro to install vinyl wrapping on 3K/6K, look more like

Postby Chris Brown » Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:09 pm

davinp wrote:Why spend money on the old 2000/3000 series which will be retired in a few years?


They are not doing anything with the 2k cars. Only 3k and 6k.

Now that a lot of 7k cars are in service.. I have to admit the brown strip on the older cars looks ancient in comparison and makes the cars look very old. This small face-lift is a nice touch in my opinion and helps all the trains look the same.
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Re: Metro to install vinyl wrapping on 3K/6K, look more like

Postby YOLO » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:23 pm

I take it these will be GR exclusives? Anyone see them live yet?
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Re: Metro to install vinyl wrapping on 3K/6K, look more like

Postby MCL1981 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:35 pm

They say it will take less water to clean the trains now. I call BS. That would imply they clean the trains at all.
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Re: Metro to install vinyl wrapping on 3K/6K, look more like

Postby Chris Brown » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:03 am

I heard they will limit this wrapping to only two 6k cars for a while to "test it out" before wrapping more cars.

Anyone know how long "a while" is?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEsV1wQPUds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTlVLqECzKg
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