A more high-tech METRO: New train cars introduced in 100 millionth celebration
Just nine years into operation, METRORail recently met a pretty crucial ridership achievement: Its 100 millionth boarding.
"This 100-million-milestone is incredible! What's more telling is the fact that it was done without any reserve cars. This clearly demonstrates that rail is a critical component to successful transit in the region," Gilbert Garcia, METRO board chairman, said in a statement.
These models — the first of 19 total to be rolled into service over the next year — will mean more timely service and more comfortable trips.
The transit authority will mark the occasion on Tuesday by offering free METRORail rides all day and introducing two new Siemens S70 H2 rail cars into its fleet following its 100 Million Rider Celebration this morning.
These models — the first of 19 total to be rolled into service over the next year — will mean more timely service and more comfortable trips, with dedicated bicycle racks for cyclists and capacity for up to 200 passengers in each car.
Take advantage of the free rides till midnight Tuesday. Stop in at one of those new bars posting up on Main Street while you're at it.