CHICAGO (CBS) — In a few hours, you could be riding on a brand-new Chicago Transit Authority train during your morning commute.
The CTA said its first 7000-series car officially runs on the Blue Line on Wednesday.READ MORE: Monty And Rose, Endangered Piping Plovers, Lay 3 Eggs At Montrose Beach Dunes
The cars are expected to feature new seats with more leg room, and LCD screens on the walls near the doors displaying surveillance images of riders to discourage crime.
ICYMI: You can soon get a glimpse into our future! We’re testing our new #CTA7000series #railcar. This sleek, modern railcar features the most state-of-the-art technologies inside and out! Take a test ride when it comes to your station! https://t.co/ifXlTVNmtm pic.twitter.com/RT4KApGlGiREAD MORE: Small Plane Lands On I-355 At 159th Street In New Lenox; Pilot, 3 Passengers Suffer Minor Injuries
— cta (@cta) April 22, 2021
The trains have taken years to build. In 2019, the CBS 2 Morning Insiders toured the Hegewisch neighborhood factory where the rail cars were being assembled.MORE NEWS: FBI Seeking Public's Help Finding Devontay Anderson; Feds Say Third Suspect Charged In Killing Of Jaslyn Adams Fled State To Avoid Prosecution