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Stadler, MARTA sign $600 million deal for new trains

By | November 15, 2019

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Computer image of new rapid transit trainset
Atlanta’s MARTA has signed a contract with Stadler for at least 127 METRO trainsets. (Stadler)

ATLANTA — The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority has signed a contract with Stadler for 127 METRO trainsets, with two options for additional 25-train orders.

The contract, valued at more than $600 million, is the largest single order for rail vehicles in the company’s history, and is the first major U.S. order for METRO trains.

The contract calls for the first trains to be in service in 2023. The trains will serve Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

The contract signing comes a day after Stadler announced it would build the first hydrogen-powered trainset for U.S. use. [See “Stadler to build hydrogen-powered train for Southern California service,” Trains News Wire, Nov. 14, 2019.]

7 thoughts on “Stadler, MARTA sign $600 million deal for new trains

  1. That’s a good looking trainset. It looks like the cars share Jacobs bogies, which means the interior is probably entirely open, resulting in a nice increase in capacity. I’m happy for the success of Stadler – things are going to get busy in Salt Lake City!

  2. Not quite correct that this is the single largest order Stadler has ever received, but it is the largest US order. The company has been awarded substantially larger orders in Europe. For example, in 2014 Stadler won a 950 million Franc contract for the Swiss Federal Railways Giruno trainsets.

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