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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Metra Announces Purchase of New Rail Cars

Metra has announced the upcoming purchase of 500 new rail cars. The Metra Board of Directors reports that the new multilevel cars will be more comfortable, accessible, reliable and safe than the outdated gallery cars they will replace.

The new cars will have two entrances on each side with doors nearly level to the platform, thereby requiring only one step to enter instead of multiple steps on the old gallery cars. These changes aim to improve passenger flow, increase safety, and reduce time spent boarding and deboarding at each station. The cars will also be wheelchair accessible, deploying lifts to bridge the slight difference between the platform and entrance.

Read Metra's press release here

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