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This project involves the life-extending rehabilitation of up to 41 commuter cars, originally built by the Budd Company between 1974 and 1978, last rehabilitated between 1990 and 1993. The rehab includes, but is not limited to, replacement and/or repair to electrical and control lines, heating and lighting systems, replacement of seats, floors, walls, AC, units, overhaul of trucks, replacement of all windows, door mechanisms, and emergency lighting requirements, etc.

Service Board:Metra Commuter Rail
Program Category:Rolling Stock
Overall Status:In Progress
Budget Status:On Budget
Schedule Status:On Schedule
Current Activities:This project will improve the overall state of good repair for Metra rolling stock. As with the locomotive rehabilitation projects, vehicles are being removed from service in such a manner as to not disrupt operations. Thirty-five cars completed the rehabilitation with three currently underway. The next phase of the rehabilitation work will be installing new AC units into the cars. Additional cars are being completed as a more precise and limited rehab program.
Information Updated:August 2020
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