METRO unveils newly designed light rail train

METRO Monday unveiled its newly designed light rail train.

October 15, 2012 3:19:07 PM PDT
METRO light rail users will be riding a new train for the first time in nearly a decade.

The agency Monday unveiled the car at its rail operations center in southwest Houston. The vehicle is expected to be tested and placed into service before the end of the year.

According to METRO, the train has extra horizontal bars for passenger safety, better storage for bicycles, and additional air conditioning for the Houston heat.

The vehicle is the first of 19 new rail cars for the expanding light rail lines.