NEWS BRIEF: MARTA gets modernized with new fleet of trains

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MARTA New Cars
Photo credit: Courtesy MARTA
Newly designed trains with numerous amenities will be joining the MARTA fleet beginning next year. Customers were asked in an online poll to choose an exterior design for the 254 new rail cars, and a minimalist look was picked. The carriage interiors will have open gangways, ample luggage and bicycle areas, and large doorways and spaces to accommodate the disabled. There will also be charging stations for phones and devices, digital maps and information screens, and upgraded lighting, heating, and cooling systems, MARTA said. Color-coded lights on the front engine will let waiting passengers know which designated train is arriving at a station. reporternewspapers.net