Last week, the first three of Metro’s new 7000-series railcars arrived at the Greenbelt railyard.

A 4th car is scheduled to arrive next week, after which Metro will begin testing them. The bulk of the new railcars won’t begin to arrive until several months later. Riders will begin to see them in service late in 2014.

7000-series Metro car at Greenbelt yard.

Cross-posted at BeyondDC.

Dan Malouff is a transportation planner for Arlington and professor of geography at George Washington University, but blogs to express personal views. He has a degree in urban planning from the University of Colorado and lives in northeast DC. He runs BeyondDC and contributes to the Washington Post .