This week, Metro installed the first automated inspection system to test wheelsets of the 7000-series railcars in real-time. The schedule to restore the fleet to passenger service later this summer remains on time. With the first installation now complete, engineers will begin configuration, testing, and commissioning of the system.
Last month, Metro started the process to review with the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission the key components of its return to service plan. The plan includes new inspection procedures and trainings to guide Metro staff to safely inspect and maintain the 7000-series railcars when they return to service later this summer.