Railcar and Railcar Facilities Investments
Metro operates over 1,200 railcars, more than half of which are new 7000-series railcars. In Fiscal Year 2022, we're planning to invest $342 million in railcars and associated facilities. These investments are organized into three subcategories:
- Railcar acquisition, including new 7000-series and future 8000-series trains
- Maintenance and overhaul work, including preventive maintenance work to keep the fleet safe and reliable for customers
- Facility upgrades and improvements, including a new Metrorail Heavy Rail & Overhaul facility to provide additional railcar maintenance capacity and accommodate the increase in demand for additional track maintenance and associated equipment
Heavy Repair and Overhaul Facility
The new Heavy Repair and Overhaul Facility planned for Landover, MD will improve the efficiency of railcar maintenance by consolidating overhaul operations into one facility while providing workers with a modern facility and shop equipment.