Starting next week, Metro riders will see the system’s first 7000-series train in service. This state-of-the-art train will begin running on the Blue Line on Tuesday, April 14.
The project has been in the making for five years. I am happy that Northern Virginia commuters will be among the first to take advantage of this upgrade to the Metro system. These new Metro cars will be safer, more reliable, and more comfortable for passengers. Ultimately, the new rail cars will replace the current Metro fleet.
You can learn more about the new Metro cars here.
I wanted to share this good news with you because this is an important upgrade for our transportation infrastructure. Improving our quality of life and ensuring that Virginians can get around in the region is important to all of us. While we continue to facilitate improving our roads, mass transit is an important component in breaking through gridlock. Thanks to all of you who consider this as an alternative to driving.