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Metro Rail Terminus - Downtown - Austin Texas Series - 2011 by Jack McCabe
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Take your bike on the train!

Metro Rail Terminus – Downtown – Austin Texas Series – 2011

JPM © 2011.04.26
Leica
iPhoto
ƒ 4
13.1 mm
1/250

Wiki Info

Capitol Metro Rail Rolling stock in Austin

In September 2005, Stadler Rail won a bid to build six Stadler GTW diesel-electric light regional rail cars for the system. Each of the vehicles capital costs is about $6 million, and run on 2 × 375 kW (510 Hp) = 750 kW (1020 Hp) diesel-electric engines.

The vehicles have a capacity of 200 passengers, 108 seated and 92 standing. The trains have priority seating areas (fully ADA compliant) for wheelchairs. A “VIP section” with room for laptop use with WiFi access is also included. Bike racks, luggage racks, high back racks, and low floor entry for easy access are all features of what Capital Metro calls the safest and most technologically advanced trains in North America. WiFi is provided by cellular based 3G service. Capital Metro is currently researching upgrading access to 4G speeds, but is dependent on the cell carrier offering a commercial grade product that will work in Capital Metro’s devices. For safety, the vehicles have ten cameras outside and six inside, as well as a sophisticated communications system.

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University of Rhode Island, BFA.
Studied at Rhode Island School of Design and
S.U.N.Y. Purchase.
Major: Film
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Comments

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Daralmost 3 years ago

    nice foto
    and i love cycling

  • hfrymark
    hfrymarkalmost 3 years ago

    great capture

  • Thanks Heather for the FAV too!

    – Jack McCabe

  • gracestout2007
    gracestout2007almost 3 years ago

    One thing i noticed about this photo is that the place is neat and i like and love to sit on that nice waiting shed. Thanks for your info, it is very interesting and helpful. Thanks also for sharing with us this wonderful photograph.

  • Grace, yes the city is well kept, from the parts I saw of it.
    The ladies on the bench must have been sitting in the wrong place. When I walked over to get a closer shot of the train they asked me directions to S Congress. I didn’t tell them I was from out of town, but it just so happens I knew where that street was since I’d just come from there. So they ran right off to where they were supposed to be. Guess they were from out of town too.
    For some reason guys like to ride those small kids bikes around instead of a full man’s sized bike. They just raise the seat and handle bars way up.

    – Jack McCabe

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGalmost 3 years ago

    Your photo has been featured in ‘Downtown!’

    You have captured the vibrancy and excitement of the city and it’s exactly what we are looking for in this group.

    Congratulations! and thanks for adding your work to ‘Downtown!’

  • Thanks, it’s an honor!

    – Jack McCabe

  • gracestout2007
    gracestout2007almost 3 years ago

    CONGRATS JACK! It’s really an honor to be featured in this group. Be proud!!!

  • Thanks Grace, and for all your work with RIBW as well.

    – Jack McCabe

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding your featured work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • RuthFroehlinger
    RuthFroehlingeralmost 3 years ago

    Great shot and congratulations on your features!!

  • Thanks Ruth!

    – Jack McCabe

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