Metro’s new 7000 series train takes a test run through Union Station

Much excitement Wednesday for folks hoping to get a glimpse of Metro’s new 7000 series rail cars.

@BrendnCasey spotted one moving through Union Station, snapped this picture and tweeted it.

 

A Metro spokeswoman confirmed that folks may see a test train moving through the system this week. But sorry to report: no passengers allowed … yet.

The first of the new rail cars are expected to be running later this year, and more than half the fleet will be replaced by them by 2018.

Lori Aratani writes about how people live, work and play in the D.C. region for The Post’s Transportation and Development team.
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