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In cooperation with the ASPIRE Research Center, Stadler is developing a FLIRT Akku model tailored to the American market.
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Stadler Developing FLIRT Akku Model for U.S. Market

Stadler announced Feb. 15 that it has signed a contract with Utah State University (USU) and the ASPIRE Engineering Research Center to develop and test a multiple-unit train with battery drive for the U.S. market based on the company’s FLIRT Akku model.

Last fall, MARTA riders and potential riders cast their votes for the exterior design of the agency’s new railcars. The “Minimalist: Option A” (pictured above) won by a narrow margin.

MARTA Reveals New Railcar Exterior Design

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) riders have spoken. The transit agency on Jan. 12 unveiled their exterior graphic-design choice for the 254 rapid transit cars that will start arriving from Stadler in 2023.

Thales offers rail signalling solutions for urban rail and main lines.

Report: Thales’ Signalling Business Up for Sale?

Thales is seeking to divest its rail signalling business “in a potential deal worth 1.5 billion euros or more (US$1.8 billion),” according to a Reuters report based on unidentified “people close to the matter.”