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First Transit Enters North American Rail Market with DCTA Agreement

First Transit has announced its first rail contract in North America: a nine-year contract with the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA), Lewisville, TX, with an additional five-year option, to provide operations and maintenance services for A-train commuter rail effective Oct. 1.

The scope of work includes operations, dispatch and maintenance for the 21-mile regional rail system connecting Denton and Dallas counties. DCTA has five A-train stations, two in Denton and three in Lewisville, and carries more than half a million passengers per year. The A-train also connects with Dallas Area Rapid Transit light rail.

First Transit is a division of FirstGroup, a rail operator in the United Kingdom.

“We’re excited to extend our partnership with First Transit to our A-train rail operations and maintenance,” said DCTA President Jim Cline. “First Transit’s innovative solutions in rail infrastructure maintenance will enable us to provide enhanced rail services for the many communities we serve.”

First Transit President Brad Thomas said, “We have a great deal of rail expertise in the U.K. and look forward to bringing it to the citizens of Denton County. With our extensive rail operations, including passenger high-speed and commuter, and our strong relationship with DCTA, this is a natural fit.”

DCTA’s A-train commuter rail service has entered into a contract with First Transit, a division of a rail operator in the U.K., for the company’s first contract in North America.

Photo courtesy of DCTA

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