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6/3/2005



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WMATA to complete expanded New Carrollton yard project next year


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) recently announced plans to open a new rail yard, and expanded shop and inspection (S&I) facility at the New Carrollton Rail Yard in January 2006.

The expansion is necessary because WMATA’s ridership and fleet needs continue to increase, according to a prepared statement. The $70.4 million project includes building a new 20-car S&I shop and expanding loop tracks to increase maintenance capacity on the Orange Line. The authority started the project early last year.


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