WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Last week Metro teased the D.C. metropolitan area with a YouTube video boasting its new rail cars set for production, and now they’ve given the public a close and personal look at their transit system of the future.
Metro unveiled its flashy new look to the media Wednesday, showing daily metro commuters they can look forward to better seats, wider aisles, non-slip flooring and alas, a clear public address system.
The new 7000-series rail cars don’t roll onto the tracks until 2014, but production begins this winter, giving Metro an opportunity to show off its new look – even a new logo – to the public.
Also, passengers can modernize their approach to visualizing where they’re going, with an LCD map display and LED screens that display station information, such as train delays.
While it may seem you were the only one screaming for an updated system, staring at the same orange seats for years, one local congressman is rejoicing with you with the announcement of the new roll-out.
“This is what we wanted to see,” said U.S. Senator Ben Cardin of Maryland. “We wanted to see the modernization of the metro system – the replacement of the 1000 cars.”
You can peer into the future yourself at the all new metallic metro cars, more spacious design and the techy new map displays, by checking out this teaser Metro released last week.