Suburban and Commuter Vehicles

Gallery Type Bi-Level Passenger Car for METRA

METRA: Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation

 This METRA gallery car is upgraded version of the passenger car for METRA delivered 1994-1996. Although the car has a similar look, it newly incorporated cutting-edge technologies, more safety features and disabled- friendliness, such as TIMS (Train Information Management System), getting new federal safety standards complied, wheel chair lift, etc.

 

Car Type

Cab Car

Trailer Car

Model

8500 Type

6000 Type

Track Gauge

1435mm(4f-8 1/2h)

Electric Power Supply

3-phase 480V 60Hz, supplied from locomotive

Max. Passenger Capacity(Seating Capacity)

238 (138) + Up to 3 wheelchair securing spaces available

245 (145) + Up to 3 wheelchair securing spaces available

Tare Weight

127,200 lbs. (57.7 ton)

121,400 lbs. (55.1 ton)

Principal Dimensions

Length

85f 0h(25908mm)

Width

9f 9 25/32h(2992mm)

Height

15f 10 13/32h(4836mm)

Truck

Inside swing hanger type cast steel truck

Coupler

AAR type gHh automatic tightlock coupler

Maximum Speed

79mph (126km/h)

Driverfs Cab

Available for push-pull operation

n/a

Brake system

26C automatic pneumatic brake system with tread brakes units

Year delivered

2002-2008


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