Red Line next to test new cars

February 13, 2011 4:04:27 PM PST
Starting Monday, the Chicago Transit Authority will once again test some new cars on the Red Line.

The 5,000 Series cars have seats that face each other.

The CTA has already tried them on other lines, most recently the Yellow and Purple Lines.

Now the transit agency wants to see how the cars perform on the Red Line during the winter when ridership is heavy.