Metro Adding Cars on Red, Green Lines
That's 20 more altogether. Starting Monday, about half the trains on the Green Line will be eight-cars long during peak periods. That should help during baseball season -- the Nats home opener is Monday -- when the line brings fans to Navy Yard Station.
The 20 cars are being used this way: Three trains each on the Red and Green lines become eight cars long. The rest of the new cars are held in reserve to form gap trains. They enter service when another train breaks down, or crowding requires an extra train on a line.
It's not just that Metro now has taken delivery of all 184 cars in the 6000 series, the newest style in the 850-car fleet. The transit authority also upgraded its power stations so it would have the juice to power them.
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