CTA removes new train cars from Pink Line

December 16, 2011 4:00:56 PM PST
The CTA has taken all 40 of its brand new rail cars out of service as a safety precaution. Quality defects were detected related to the wheels.

The new cars were manufactured by Bombardier Transit.

Earlier this week, CTA inspectors were at the Bombardier plant when they noticed a potential problem.

The CTA says there is no indication that it would be a safety issue.

The cars were taken out of service Thursday night. They are temporarily being replaced by older rail cars until testing is completed.

The new cars were operating solely on the Pink Line.