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WMATA takes delivery of rehabilitated cars


Today, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) plans to place four modernized rail cars into revenue service.

The vehicles are the first of 364 Series 2000/3000 Breda rail cars ALSTOM Transport is rehabilitating for the agency under a $382.6 million contract awarded three years ago. The rehabilitation is expected to increase the 20-year-old cars’ life span another 20 years.

So far, WMATA has delivered 40 cars to ALSTOM. All cars are expected to be rehabilitated by December 2005.

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