All Things WMATA 7000 Series

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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Post by wrivlin » Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:38 pm

Are the new deliveries with spring barriers (and those that are being retrofitted) still announcing that they are 7000 series trains?

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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Post by YOLO » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:37 pm

I imagine those announcements wont go away until they're all retrofitted

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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Post by Railfan24 » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:17 pm

What was the point of the soft shell barriers? I always thought it seemed like a major flaw.

Has anyone seen any of newly delivered cars or retrofitted cars with the new barriers?

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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Post by danib62 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:16 pm

Green line seems to have a lot of trains with the updated barriers. Not sure if they were delivered that way or retrofitted.

Honestly I disagree, I don't believe the rubber design is at all flawed and I think the decision to retrofit/redesign was a huge overreaction.
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Post by YOLO » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:33 pm

spotted 7618-7619

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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Post by davinp » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:57 am

wrivlin wrote:Are the new deliveries with spring barriers (and those that are being retrofitted) still announcing that they are 7000 series trains?
yes, I saw a train with cars 7600 that announced it was a 7000 series train

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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Post by YOLO » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:53 pm

Anyone what TTS generator they are using on the 7Ks?

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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Post by JDC » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:29 pm

Just saw test train of 7ks with car 7643 in it.
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Post by davinp » Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:49 am

Saw car 7626 on the Silver Line.

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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Post by Robert Paniagua » Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:12 am

So Im guessingm the 7K railcar order is almost complete
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Post by Sand Box John » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:21 am

748 cars - 7000–7747

128 for the Silver line

720 for replacement of older rolling stock.

300 1k cars
100 4k cars
192 5k cars

28 for "Growth Railcars"

Had WMATA chosen to do mid life rehabilitation of the 4 and 5k cars, "Growth Railcars" would have been 320.
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Post by KTHW » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:02 am

Saw 7642 and 7643 today on the yellow line

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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Post by YOLO » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:57 pm

Metro has to be nearing the finish line, saw 7688-7689 recently

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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Post by tommyboy6181 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:06 pm

YOLO wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:57 pm
Metro has to be nearing the finish line, saw 7688-7689 recently
Less than 100 cars to build before the order is complete since the highest numbered car will be 7747.
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Re: All Things WMATA 7000 Series

Post by KTHW » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:31 pm

Saw 7710/7711 on the Yellow Line today. Getting close to the end

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