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Purchase up to 846 rail cars to replace the 2600 and 3200 series fleet. The current project budget is for the base order of 400 cars. CTA may exercise options to increase the budget and purchase additional cars if funding is available. A design consultant will assist with quality control.

Service Board:Chicago Transit Authority
Program Category:Rolling Stock
Overall Status:Design
Budget Status:On Budget
Schedule Status:On Schedule
Current Activities:Notice to Proceed was given to the manufacturer in April 2016. The Chicago Assembly Facility completed construction. Car body manufacturing activities continue with CTA consultants overseeing manufacturing at the vendors, and their sub‐suppliers factories. Various equipment, tooling installation, and testing are in progress. The first prototype car delivery is on schedule for December 2019.
Information Updated:July 2019
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