Metra to buy 500 new rail cars
(Source: Chicago Sun-Times, January 13, 2021)
CHICAGO — After years of promising a multibillion-dollar overhaul, Metra will finally give its passengers some nicer coaches to ride in. The commuter rail system’s board of directors on Wednesday unanimously approved buying up to 500 new rail cars from the French firm Alstom Transportation. The initial order is for 200 coaches, with an option to buy 300 more. The acquisition is part of Metra’s 2014 modernization plan.
Full story: Chicago Sun-Times
Thursday, January 14, 2021
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