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TIN news:      The Denver Regional Transport District (RTD) has received the first four of 66 commuter rail cars from Hyundai Rotem, which will begin operations on its electric commuter rail network in 2016 in the US.
 
RTD ordered vehicles will serve the East Rail Line to Denver International Airport, the Northwest Rail Line to Westminster, the Gold Line to Arvada/Wheat Ridge and the North Metro Rail Line to Thornton.
 
RTD stated that using overhead electric lines, the commuter rail trains will be able to travel up to 79mph, faster than light rail vehicles. These 85ft-long and 10.5ft-wide rail cars will be used on four FasTracks lines.
"The new build trains will be able to carry 232 passengers, including 91 seated. It also provides two wheelchair spaces a car."
 
The new build trains will be able to carry 232 passengers, including 91 seated. It also provides two wheelchair spaces a car.
 
These low-floor trains will offer easy entrance for passengers as it will be accessible to wheelchairs, rolling luggage, bicycles, strollers and other large items.
 
In addition, it provides large seats with headrests, overhead storage, luggage racks and bicycle racks.
 
Hyundai built the steel car shells at its plant in South Korea and were assembled at its plant in Philadelphia, US, for fitting of various components, including wheel trucks, brakes, seats, propulsion system, flooring, doors and windows.
 
RTD will maintain the vehicles at the commuter rail maintenance facility (CRMF) in Denver's Globeville neighbourhood.

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