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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:In Progress
Budget Status:On Budget
Schedule Status:On Schedule
Current Activities:The Chicago plant has been closed from 3/27 to 5/31. This will delay the delivery of prototype cars. The CRC plant in China is also still closed due to COVID19. The assembly of body shells in China are planned for restarting in July/August. An updated schedule will be provided on the next report. Progress is being made on the development and review of testing plans and Safety Certification documents.
Information Updated:May 2020
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