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Metro 7000 series prototype


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A concept car (made out of plywood) was delivered to the New Carrollton maintenance facility. Each new car will feature six digital display signs, two of which are basically identical to the FIND displays on the R160s.

 

http://wmata.com/about_metro/news/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=4971

 

The Washington Post has a few mockup photos of the interior.

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/commuting/a-peek-inside-metros-newest-rail-car/2011/07/06/gIQASy511H_story.html

 

Unsurprisingly, a lot of the locals are bitching about the new design. I love it because there will be more interior space, including an aisle that will be slightly wider than the aisles on the current rolling stock. The outer doors will be closer to the interior door to help alleviate the crowding around the center door. The final design will be delivered to Kawasaki later this summer.

 

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As soon as they debut, I will take Megabus or Bolt Bus to DC and ride them. I think that the exterior is a bit bland. They should bring back the brown stripe. However, the interior looks very nice. I like the LED displays.

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As soon as they debut, I will take Megabus or Bolt Bus to DC and ride them. I think that the exterior is a bit bland. They should bring back the brown stripe. However, the interior looks very nice. I like the LED displays.

 

Yeah, the brown stripe removal will take some time getting used to. I guess it's easier to paint aluminum than stainless steel.

 

I am really looking forward to riding these. When they go into service, you and I should do some fanning out to Tysons. The aerial structures and station designs along the future Dulles extension look phenomenal.

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A concept car (made out of plywood) was delivered to the New Carrollton maintenance facility. Each new car will feature six digital display signs, two of which are basically identical to the FIND displays on the R160s.

 

http://wmata.com/about_metro/news/PressReleaseDetail.cfm?ReleaseID=4971

 

The Washington Post has a few mockup photos of the interior.

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/commuting/a-peek-inside-metros-newest-rail-car/2011/07/06/gIQASy511H_story.html

 

Unsurprisingly, a lot of the locals are bitching about the new design. I love it because there will be more interior space, including an aisle that will be slightly wider than the aisles on the current rolling stock. The outer doors will be closer to the interior door to help alleviate the crowding around the center door. The final design will be delivered to Kawasaki later this summer.

 

rg5f.jpg

 

the locals then must be blind cause those trains are HOT

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Is it me, or is Kawasaki basing new cars of the R160 design? (like the PA5)

 

Other than that looks nice!

 

I was just thinking that. I feel like a hybrid of the R160 and the Tube's S Stock would be good, with the former's NTT features such as FIND as well as aesthetic principles and the layout of the latter (one side longitudinal and the other transverse).

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