New 7000-Series Railcars Go Into Service on Metro's Red Line

More commuters are getting a chance to ride Metro's new rail cars.

Metro deployed the new 7000 series rail cars Monday morning on its Red Line, the system's busiest and longest line. 

The new cars replace the oldest cars in Metro's system, which go back to its founding in the 1970s and have been faulted by safety experts for their ability to withstand a crash.

The 7000 series rail cars feature electronic signs, no-slip flooring instead of carpeting, and sleek blue seats, replacing the brown-and-orange color scheme in the old cars.

The new cars made their debut on the Blue Line back in April. 

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