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Problems With Train Cars In Singapore Raise Questions For CTA

The Singapore train cars need their whole bodies replaced, according to Singapore’s transportation agency. They’re going back to a Chinese factory for repairs. 

In March, the CTA gave the same manufacturer, CSR Sifang, a $1.3 billion contract.

The CTA responded to questions about the Singapore trains with an emailed statement that the local agency’s contract, “includes a number of quality controls for the new rail cars.” Those include inspection upon delivery and a warranty. 

Also, as part of the CTA contract, the company will assemble the train cars in Chicago, which could make returns easier.

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