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New CTA Train Cars With New Design Features Hit Rails On Wednesday

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.

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.

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.

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