CTA Purple Line next to get new rail cars

April 1, 2011 3:55:56 PM PDT
Starting Monday, riders on the CTA's Purple Evanston Express Line will be the next to experience the agency's new 5000-series prototype rail cars.

The cars feature aisle-facing seats, which improves the overall passenger capacity per car, as well as extra room for things like strollers, luggage or bikes.

The 10 new cars are being tested before they get approval for system-wide use.

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