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Caltrain offers virtual first-look of new electric trains

Caltrain's new website allows users to enter and ride its new electric trains through virtual reality.
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Caltrain yesterday launched a website to provide riders a virtual tour of the commuter railroad’s newest electric trains currently being assembled at a Stadler Rail facility in Salt Lake City.

The website allows users to enter and ride the train through virtual reality. The virtual experience highlights features on the trains, such as digital onboard displays at each forward-facing seat, accessible bathroom, bicycle storage area, security cameras and expanded storage areas.

An interactive map will enable viewers to navigate through the upper, mid and lower areas of three different cars. 

The electrical multiple units will enter service when electrification of the Caltrain corridor is completed in 2022. The first units will be delivered next year.

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