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First two new Metrorail cars from Hitachi USA are ready for testing

The first married pair of the all new Metrorail cars is ready for testing with anticipation of being placed into service by fall 2017.

MIAMI (October 20, 2016)

The Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) is ready to announce that the first two new Metrorail cars are ready for testing. Designed and manufactured by Hitachi Rail USA, the rail cars are fully equipped with the latest technologies. On Monday, October 24, 2016, a press conference will be held to showcase the first married pair.

Aside from the sleek, modern, and elegant exterior, these new trains will include convenient features for riders, such as: Free WiFi, interior bicycle racks, digital displays with media content, a high-quality audio system for announcements, digital signs that will display the name of the next station, and high-efficiency air conditioning units.

The first two Metrorail cars will undergo rigorous testing and be placed into service next year. The Department anticipates to have the full fleet -- 136 new rail cars -- fully tested and operational by the end of 2019.

Who:
Carlos. A. Giménez - Miami-Dade County Mayor
Roberto Martell - Medley Mayor
Alice N. Bravo, P.E. - Director, Department of Transportation and Public Works
Jose “Pepe” Diaz - District 12 Commissioner
What:
Miami-Dade County presents the first two new Metrorail cars ready for testing.
When:
October 24, 2016 — 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Where:
Hitachi Rail Center
11150 NW 122nd St.
Medley, FL 33178