September 28, 2017

First Tex Rail train set for Atlanta unveiling

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THE first Stadler Flirt DMU for the Tex Rail commuter line in North Texas has left the Stadler US plant in Salt Lake City bound for Atlanta, where it will go on display at the American Public Transportation Association (Apta) Expo on October 8-11.

Fort Worth Transportation Authority awarded Stadler a $US 106.7m contract in June 2015 to supply eight four-car trains for the 43.5km line from Fort Worth city centre to Grapevine and Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Airport Terminal B, which is due to open at the end of next year.

Each 81m-long articulated DMU will accommodate 488 passengers, 229 of them seated, with four sets of doors on each side.

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