New Kinkisharyo Cars on the Los Angeles Gold Line.

Last week (July 2016) I went for a spin on some brand new Kinkisharyo model P3010 light rail cars on the Los Angeles Gold Line extension to East LA.

Although the cars read ‘Test Train’ in the destination board, they were in fact running in revenue service. The automated station announcements hadn’t been activated, so instead a real live employee was calling out the stops.

The cars were shiny and still had that ‘new car’ aroma.

Pretty neat.

I made these photographs with my Lumix LX7

A pair of new Kinkisharyo cars approach the Gold Line station at Little Tokyo.
A pair of new Kinkisharyo cars approach the Gold Line station at Little Tokyo. Although it reads ‘Test Train’ in the destination board, I was still able to board the cars and take a spin.
For interior views such as this one, I use the '+1/3' exposure override feature in combination with the 'A' setting on my Lumix LX7. This helps compensate for the outside light streaming through the windows.
For interior views such as this one, I use the ‘+1/3’ exposure override feature in combination with the ‘A’ setting on my Lumix LX7. This helps compensate for the outside light streaming through the windows. In post processing, I made adjustments for contrast that help even the scene.
Clean and shiny.
Clean and shiny.
Test train at Atlantic, the new terminal for the Gold Line in East LA.
Test train at Atlantic, the new terminal for the Gold Line in East LA.
LA Metro Rail advertisement on the side of the car.
LA Metro Rail advertisement on the side of the car.
New cars accelerate away from the platform at LA Union Station.
New cars accelerate away from the platform at LA Union Station.

See the Business Wire for more about the cars.

[http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160305005014/en/Kinkisharyo-Light-Rail-Vehicles-Roll-Revenue-Service]

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