• Stadler to supply MARTA's new railcars

  • General discussion of passenger rail proposals and systems not otherwise covered in the specific forums in this category, including high speed rail.
General discussion of passenger rail proposals and systems not otherwise covered in the specific forums in this category, including high speed rail.

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  by MattW
 
https://www.railwaygazette.com/modes/st ... 76.article
USA: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has selected Stadler to supply 254 metro cars, with options for up to 100 additional cars. According to Stadler, this is the company’s largest ever rolling stock order by volume.
Looks like they'll be standard married pairs, the same length as the existing fleet. The article provides no delivery schedule.
  by Backshophoss
 
Barriers to prevent riding between the cars,and from falling off the platform between the cars at station stops.
Also part of the ADA safety package.
  by MattW
 
MARTA is soliciting feedback on their new railcars: https://www.itsmarta.com/yourride.aspx
The highlights include a 4-car open-gangway design. No more married pairs.
One of the rough renderings shows more of a bullet nose. Per a Twitter question I had, there won't be a regular gangway passageway, but there will be an emergency door of some kind.
  by MattW
 
Um, that's the original link I shared, and it's pretty out of date.