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June 3, 2019
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Orders FLIRT Trains from Stadler US
The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Board selected Stadler US for the contract to assemble and build eight FLIRTs (Fast Light Intercity and Regional Train) and design an Equipment Maintenance Facility (EMF) for the Cotton Belt Regional Rail Project on Tuesday, May 28.
The Stadler FLIRT is self-propelled by a diesel multiple unit (DMU) and meets tier 4 EPA emissions standards and FRA standards, and is fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The vehicles seat 230 and include automatic passenger counters and closed-circuit television. Each train is approximately 318 feet long and has four units, a power pack, four powered axles and eight unpowered axles.
Stadler intends to assemble and build the new DART trains in Salt Lake City.
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