CTA to test 5000 series on Blue Line

File photo. AP

July 29, 2010 2:12:17 PM PDT
The Chicago Transit Authority agency will start testing the 5000 Series prototype rail cars on the Blue Line starting next Monday.

The cars have been tested on the Red and Green lines.

Seats in the new cars face the aisle. They have more grab bars and straps for standing passengers.

If tests go well on all of the CTA lines, the transit agency will purchase about 400 more of the new cars.