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Stadler ‘FLIRTs’ in service in Texas


TEXAS gained a new commuter railway in January, which is operated using eight Stadler-built ‘FLIRT’ DEMUs, incorporating central diesel power pack units. Stadler assembled the trains at its new factory in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

TEXRail Stadler DEMU No. 105 arriving at Grapevine, Texas on June 27 with a Fort Worth to DFW Airport Service. Grapevine is the base for the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, which operates steam and diesel excursions most weekends. KEITH FENDER

The 43km TEXRail line links two stations in central Fort Worth with DFW Airport, and currently has five other intermediate stations in towns that were supported financially with construction costs. 

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