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FasTracks Commuter Rail Cars Undergo Squeeze Test for Structural Stability

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The steel shell for the first RTD FasTracks commuter rail car underwent a compression “squeeze” test for structural integrity at the Hyundai Rotem plant in Changwon, South Korea, on Feb. 28. The car body was subjected to 800,000 lb of pressure, and preliminary data indicates the car’s structure performed well within Federal Railroad Administration limits.

Courtesy of RTD
The train car body was subjected to 800,000 lb of pressure, and preliminary data indicates the cars structure performed well within Federal Railroad Administration limits.
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The commuter rail cars will run on several new FasTracks lines, including the one currently under construction from downtown Denver to DIA.

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