Replacement of Rail Cars ($978.2 Million)
Over the next ten years, Metro plans to begin a replacement program for its 1000-Series, 2000-Series and 3000-Series rail cars. The 1000-Series Rail Car Replacement project will replace all 300 of the 1000-Series rail cars with new 7000-Series rail cars.The 1000-Series rail cars were purchased between 1974 and 1978.These cars have a 40-year life and need replacement beginning in early FY 2015. The 40-year life anticipated in the original car design has proven to be accurate.This program is one component of a combined 7000-Se- ries procurement strategy structured to avoid repetitive developmental costs associated with a new car design, development and delivery. The replacement of the 1000-Series
cars with the 7000-Series cars will improve reliabilit , reduce maintenance and operating
costs and incorporate technology and enhancements of newly designed rail cars.The total 1000-Series Rail Car Replacement program cost will be $841.2 million or $2.8 million per car. Of the total cost, $811 million is reflected in this 10-year Capital Needs Inventory and the $30.2 million balance will be incurred after FY 2020.
Metro’s 2007 Rail Fleet Plan
The 2000/3000-Series Rail Car Replacement project will begin in FY 2018, but most of the new rail cars will arrive after 2020. This project will replace all 366 of the 2000- and the 3000-Series rail cars with new 8000-Series rail cars. The 2000- and 3000-Series rail cars were purchased between 1983 and 1988 and underwent a comprehensive mid-life rehabilitation at their 20-year mark. As a result, they will need to be replaced beginning in FY 2023. The project calls for the design and procurement of a new 8000-Series car. Design will commence in FY 2018, leading to a contract award the following year, which will enable full scale car delivery to begin in FY 2023. The replacement of these cars is needed to maintain safety and reliability, avoid high maintenance costs and incorporate technology found on newer rail cars. Based on experience with the 1000-Series cars, a 40-year life is anticipated for the 2000/3000-Series. The total 2000/3000-Series Rail Car Replacement program cost will be $1.5 billion or $4.0 million per car (the higher per-car cost is due to inflation). Of the total cost, $167.2 million is reflected in the 10-year CNI and the $1.3 billion balance will be incurred after FY 2020.
Total (YOE, $ Millions)
CNI 057: 1000-Series Rail Car Replacement CNI 059: 2000/3000-Series Rail Car Replacement
Replacement of Rail Cars includes the following CNI projects:
FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16 FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20 1000-Series fleet renewal (300 cars) 2000- and 3000-Series fleet renewal (366 cars) 4000-Series Mid-Life Rehabilitation (100 cars) 5000 Series Mid-Life Rehabilitation (192 cars) 75% 8-Car Trains (130 rail cars) 100% 8-Car Trains (90 rail cars) FY21+
Mid-Life Fleet Rehabilitation