SEPTA Rail Cars to Enter Service in October

1 September 2010 (Last Updated September 1st, 2010 18:30)

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) in the US plans to put the first batch of its Silverliner V cars into service by October. The transportation authority will receive 120 rail cars at a cost of $274m, with final delivery expected by June 2011. The Sil

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) in the US plans to put the first batch of its Silverliner V cars into service by October.

The transportation authority will receive 120 rail cars at a cost of $274m, with final delivery expected by June 2011.

The Silverliners will feature digital screens, which will display advertising and schedule announcements.

United Transit Systems, a consortium of Hyundai-Rotem and US-based Sojitz Corporation, will deliver the rail cars, which are being built in South Korea.

The delivery of the cars has been delayed because the company was plagued by a range of production problems, according to bizjournals.com.