http://articles.latimes.com/2009/dec/18 ... -2009dec18
dated: dec 18,2009
>>>>>>>>>>>metrolink to receive new crash-resistant cars next month
The 117 cars have energy-absorbing ends to distribute the force of head-on crashes and feature breakaway interior tables. "These cars will save lives," said Metrolink Chairman Keith Millhouse.
December 18, 2009|By Rich Connell
Nearly five years after a deadly Metrolink train wreck in Glendale intensified debate about passenger car design, Southern California's commuter rail service will soon take delivery of new high-tech, crash-resistant cars, officials announced Thursday.
Two of the new-generation cars, the first of their kind in the nation, are to be unloaded from a ship in the Port of Long Beach in mid-January and will be put into service as early as next summer, agency officials said in a news conference at a Metrolink maintenance yard northeast of downtown Los Angeles.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
SO,,, if this was dated 12/18.. are they here yet? if not it must be close..