Friday, January 20, 2023

Sneak peek at GCRTA’s new trains

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) is reportedly in
  negotiations with Siemens Mobility to supply dozens of trains like this one for
use on all three of the metro area’s rail lines. The standardization of trains
 and infrastructure means GCRTA could offer a one-seat ride with no transfers
from Shaker Heights to the Airport or from Windermere to Cleveland
Browns games and special events on the lakefront trains (Siemens).

When the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) acquired new Italian-built Breda trains for its Blue and Green light-rail lines linking Shaker Heights and downtown Cleveland, Jimmy Carter was still in the White House. It was only a few years later, in Ronald Reagan’s first term, when GCRTA received new Japanese-made Tokyu trains for its heavy-rail Red Line between Cleveland Hopkins Airport and Windermere. GCRTA is still relying on trains that predate the mullet. To say that these trains are due for a replacement is an understatement.


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