Monday, April 12, 2010

SEPTA sets Silverliner V equipment display

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Philadelphia’s Suburban Station will host a public display Tuesday of a married pair of new Silverliner V cars being delivered to SEPTA. Agency staff will be on hand toanswer questions. The cars will be on display through Thursday.

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SEPTA in 2005 ordered 120 of the cars from South Korea’s Rotem (now Hyundai-Rotem), with delivery initially expected to begin a year ago. Cars will be arriving on the property throughout this year and during 2011. Final assembly of the cars is taking place in South Philadelphia.

The cars have been ordered in part to replace older Silverliner II cars built by the Budd Co. in 1963, and Silverliner III cars produced by St. Louis Car Co. in 1967. 

In October 2008, SEPTA offered its customers a chance toreview and comment on a Silverliner V mock-up display, also positioned atSuburban Station.