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Metro Says Goodbye to Old Blue Line Rail Cars After 27 Years of Service

Release Date: 2017-06-21

After 27 years of service on the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) Blue Line, the original Nippon Sharyo P865 rail cars are being replaced with new Kinkisharyo P3010 cars in a major effort to enhance service for existing passengers as well as attract new ones.

This morning, a "Hello/Goodbye" ceremony was held at the Metro Blue Line Main Yard to commemorate the transition to the new rail cars. In attendance were Metro employees, some who have worked there since the P865s were put to use in 1990, when the Blue Line first opened between downtown Long Beach and downtown Los Angeles.

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