Chicago will invest more than USD 166 million in fleet overhaul

CTA-3200-seriesChicago Transit Authority (CTA) approved September 9 the biggest component of a plan to completely overhaul the agency’s second-oldest rail cars. In total, the CTA will invest more than USD 166 million in the 3200-series fleet overhaul. The Board unanimously approved a USD 92 million contract for the materials necessary to substantially renovate all 257 of the 3200-series rail cars.
The overhauls will extend the life of the rail cars and improve their performance, efficiency and reliability by replacing or rebuilding many of the rail cars’ major components, including: propulsion and power systems, doors and door motors,  wheel trucks, axles and motors, replacement of fluorescent lighting with new LED lighting.

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