Stadler is continuing its winning streak in the USA, in Texas, to be more precise. At the beginning of this year, TEXRail launched its FLIRT DMUs into service. Now, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) signs a contract for the delivery of FLIRT trainsets for the Cotton Belt Project.
Today, Stadler announces that a contract has been signed for the delivery of a total of 8 FLIRT DMUs to DART in Texas. The agreement also includes the design of an Equipment Maintenance Facility (EMF) for the Cotton Belt Regional Rail Project. The overall value of the project amounts to EUR 106.49 million approximately, and the new trains are scheduled to enter commercial operation by the end of 2022.
- Consist: 4-car, including a power pack in the middle
- Length: 81.3 meters
- Capacity: 240 seated / 225 standing passengers
The trains will be equipped with an automatic passenger counting system that can also detect amassing of passengers in certain areas of the train as well as blockages of boarding areas. A comprehensive CCTV system will be installed on each train. The DMUs meet both tier 4 EPA emissions norms and FRA Standards.
Fourth Texas contact for Stadler Rail
This is the fourth contract for the Swiss company in Texas to date:
- CapMetro in Austin
- Denton County Transportation Authority in Lewisville
- TEXRail in Fort Worth
- Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)