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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. CTA accepted the milestone for completion of the Final Design Phase. Car body manufacturing activities completed in China and the last give cars arrived in Chicago in September. The final assembly activities continue for the prototype cars with CTA inspectors performing inspections full-time at the CRRC Facility. The first prototype car delivery is expected to be delivered on schedule.
Information Updated:January 2020
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