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Judging the new 7000 series metro trains (reader request)

by Prince Of Petworth July 18, 2011 at 4:00 pm 51 Comments


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From WMATA’s Web site:

With input from customers, we’re advancing the design of a brand new fleet of rail cars called the 7000 Series.

Customers told us they liked a blue and grey color scheme, and provided feedback on materials and features, including:

A stainless steel exterior
Vinyl padded seats and seat-back grab handles
Added handholds in the door area and vertical poles at each seat – for a total of 25% more linear feet of bars more than in the most recently built cars.
Nonslip flooring instead of carpet
Larger aisles and better designation of priority seating areas
Improved LED lighting
Privacy screens in the vestibule areas
Dynamic LCD route maps to allow customers to easily track train locations and station names
High-tech automated public address systems and closed circuit cameras for added safety and security.

Like the new look?


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