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Metro to take 7000 series rail cars out of service to fix wiring

An interior look at one the new Metro 7000-series rail cars. (Photo: WMATA)

Metro's new 7000 series rail cars will be taken out of service to replace their wiring, according to an internal report.

WMATA's Resident Inspectors discovered wire crimping defects in the cars. The cars will be removed from service in phases. It will take one year to fix them all. Read the full report below.

Metro debuted the new rail cars in 2015, with the claim they would be cleaner, safer and offer a smoother ride.

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