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Will showcase an integrated tramway solution and the extension of electrical power supply for trams as well as for other modes of transport.
The new orders, which are exercised as two options under a contract signed in 2012, bring Trenitalia’s mostly Italian Jazz fleet to 95 trainsets.
The train reached 375 miles per hour in a test run on Tuesday, surpassing its previous record of 361 miles per hour set in 2003. The train traveled for just over a mile at a speed exceeding 373 miles per hour.
The $3.4 million North Virginia station is the first of several major projects the agency is pursuing as part of its goal to double ridership by 2040. Next month, it will launch a mobile app to give riders the option of purchasing and showing tickets via smartphones, and it will add a train to the Fredericksburg Line this summer.
The increased number of customers creates challenges for the MTA to operate the subway system while minimizing delays, crowding and inconvenience. The subway system has traditionally performed maintenance work during off-peak hours, which are now experiencing record ridership.
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