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Vehicles/Vehicle Parts

Rehabilitation of Rail Cars ($264.5 Million)

Metro rehabilitates rail cars at their mid-life point in order to maintain reliability, avoid high maintenance costs and realize the planned 40 year life-cycle. The design process for rail car rehabilitation must begin four to five years before the cars will be delivered. Over the next ten years, Metro will complete the rehabilitation of the 2000- and 3000-Series and begin the rehabilitation of the 4000-Series (purchased between 1992 and 1994) and the 5000-Series (purchased between 2001 and 2004). The mid-life rehabilitation of the 100 4000-Series rail cars and the 192 5000-Series rail cars will be contracted as a component of the 7000-Series rail car procurement in order to gain economies of scale, incorpo-

rate enhancements from newer rail cars and ensure compatibility with the fleet. The total cost to rehabilitate the 4000- and 5000-Series is $564.6 million (about $1.6 million for each 4000-Series rail car and about $2.1 million, due to infla- tion, for each 5000-Series rail car). Of this total cost, $230.6 million is reflected in the 10-year CNI and the $334 million balance will be incurred after FY 2020. Metro’s rehabilitation work over the next ten years will also complete required heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) work on the 1000-Series rail cars.

Metrorail’s fleet currently consists of six rail car series purchased and rehabilitated at different times since 1976 and operates on rail tracks constructed over a thirty year period. To address compatibility issues across the fleet and interaction with the track, Metro performs engineering analysis, diagnosis, testing, and resolution implementation under the Rail Car Safety and Reliability Enhancement project. The sustained engineering capability under this program is necessary to maintain high reliability standards, fulfill regulatory requirements and meet Federal Transit Administration mandates. In addition, this capital project covers unforeseen issues that need to be addressed in a short time horizon (e.g., air compressor replace- ments).

Rehabilitation of Rail Cars includes the following CNI projects:

CNI Project

Total (YOE, $ Millions)

Metro rehabilitates rail cars at their mid-life point in order to maintain reliability, avoid high maintenance costs and realize the planned 40 year life-cycle.

CNI 060: 4000-Series Rail Car Mid-Life Rehabilitation CNI 061: 5000-Series Rail Car Mid-Life Rehabilitation CNI 067: Rail Car Safety & Reliability Enhancements CNI 064: 1000-Series Rail Car HVAC Replacement CNI 058: 2000/3000-Series Rail Car Mid-Life Rehabili

tation

$163.0 $67.6 $26.1 $5.2 $2.6

Total

$264.5

Investment Category: Performance 29

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