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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 is in progress with the north office building in the interior decoration phase. The main structure in/out and campus are 99% complete. Various equipment, tooling installation, and testing are in progress. The first prototype cars are expected in 2019, with full production to begin in 2020.
Information Updated:December 2018
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