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  by NaugyRR
Looks a lot like the EMU's that Sydney uses, I kind of like it
  by Pensyfan19
Jeff Smith wrote: Mon May 11, 2020 9:05 am As noted in the Caltrain Electrification topic, some of the first "KISS" EMU's are coming off the line. Source: https://www.facebook.com/Desert-Empire- ... 072717536/
Is it me, or does the rainset look like it has three cars? I heard that these trainsets would be coming in sets of 6 or 7 cars.
  by Jeff Smith
https://www.railwaygazette.com/news/cal ... 32.article
USA: On-track testing of the Kiss electric multiple-units ordered by Californian commuter operator Caltrain has started at Stadler’s plant in Utah.

Stadler is supplying an initial batch of 16 six-car EMUs under a $551m contract signed in August 2016, which includes an option for a further 96 cars worth $385m.

The 157·1 m long units will have a maximum speed of 177 km/h, and can be extended to seven or eight cars if required. The first EMUs are expected to arrive in California in the middle of next year and enter traffic in the first half of 2022, according to Caltrain.