March 24, 2017 - Austin Monitor -

With the arrival of tens of millions of dollars’ worth of new equipment, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is approximately half a year away from beefing up its tenth most popular route.

On Thursday, workers at the agency’s North Operations and Maintenance Facility off Burnet Road unloaded six new pieces of Swiss-manufactured components that will combine to form two fresh MetroRail trains.

The additions to the fleet have been long in the making and are still at least five months away from being inserted into the daily lineup of commuter train service that stretches 32 miles from Leander to downtown Austin.

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