New Capital Metro MetroRail trains, trips to start in January in Austin
Austin rail commuters could see relief from overcrowded MetroRail trains as soon as January when four new trains come online. Capital Metro is currently testing the four new two-car trains and will put them into service as part of the agency’s January service changes. The trains will join the existing six-train fleet. Staffers are currently working on updates to the train schedule to accommodate the new trains that will be added during morning and afternoon peak periods. Some adjustments will also have to be made to rail connector bus routes at the Kramer and MLK train stations, Capital Metro Planner Roberto Gonzalez said.