About 1/2 of the 5000 series have been removed from service

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Re: About 1/2 of the 5000 series have been removed from serv

Postby D40LF » Fri May 11, 2018 2:09 pm

The 2 6Ks and 7Ks are probably there in case of accident damage. I think they might be planning to remove some 2Ks from service (after all they're not getting the new wrap or interior upgrades).

Also does anyone know if they plan on keeping 5000-5001? Those two were last spotted at Greenbelt where 1000-1001 and 4000-4001 are kept.
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Re: About 1/2 of the 5000 series have been removed from serv

Postby YOLO » Sat May 12, 2018 6:11 pm

Metro preserving 4000-4001 makes me believe 5000-5001 will be preserved as well, but I don't think there's been an official confirmation on that.
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Re: About 1/2 of the 5000 series have been removed from serv

Postby schmod » Sun May 13, 2018 12:53 pm

Weren't the 5000s supposed to be kept around in "mothballed" condition, in the event that an entire series needed to be pulled?
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Re: About 1/2 of the 5000 series have been removed from serv

Postby D40LF » Sun May 13, 2018 11:09 pm

schmod wrote:Weren't the 5000s supposed to be kept around in "mothballed" condition, in the event that an entire series needed to be pulled?

Yeah a few years ago I heard about plans to keep 50 or so cars around, but perhaps their plans have changed.
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