Silverliner V update

SEPTA has Approved the purchase of 104 new rail cars from the South Korean/ Japanese Rail consortium United Transit Systems. The Contract which is worth $244,236,714 calls for the Construction of 34 Double end and 70 single end cars. The first 3 prototype cars are due in 2008 with the final car due in 2010 or 2011. These cars will allow for the retirement of the Budd Silverliner II cars and St Louis Car Silverliner III cars built in 1963 and 1967. The Silverliner Vs will also expand SEPTA’s Railroad fleet by 31 cars.