First Silverliner V cars put in service

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PHILADELPHIA – The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has placed in service three new Silverliner V commuter cars. They are the first of 120 Silverliner V cars the agency is purchasing under a $274 million contract with Hyundai-Rotem USA. The car shells are constructed in South Korea, and then shipped to Philadelphia for final fabrication and assembly work. The agency expects nine more Silverliner V cars to be in service by the end of December, and all 120 cars to be running by the end of 2011. The new cars include larger windows, mid-car doorways, digital panels displaying trip details, and interior flat-panel screens to provide the latest travel updates. They will replace approximately 70 Silverliner II and III cars, built in 1962-63 and 1967 respectively, which will be retired. For more information, including video of the cars, visit www.septa.org/silverliner.
PHILADELPHIA – The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority has placed in service three new Silverliner V commuter cars. They are the first of 120 Silverliner V cars the agency is purchasing under a $274 million contract with Hyundai-Rotem USA. The car shells are constructed in South Korea, and then shipped to Philadelphia for final fabrication and assembly work. The agency expects nine more Silverliner V cars to be in service by the end of December, and all 120 cars to be running by the end of 2011. The new cars include larger windows, mid-car doorways, digital panels displaying trip details, and interior flat-panel screens to provide the latest travel updates. They will replace approximately 70 Silverliner II and III cars, built in 1962-63 and 1967 respectively, which will be retired. For more information, including video of the cars, visit www.septa.org/silverliner.
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