Marta awarded the contract to Stadler in March and has now signed a legally-binding contract for the CQ400 trains, each of which will be formed of married pairs of two cars.

Each 45.7m-long train will have seats for 128 passengers. The trains will be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and will have Wi-Fi, power sockets, LED lighting, and large luggage racks for services to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Stadler will assemble the vehicles at its plant in Salt Lake City and the first trains will enter service in 2023.

Stadler says this is its largest single order for vehicles in the company’s history, and its first major metro order in the United States.

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