Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) – SLRV
Increase capacity / enhance ADA accessibility
Innovative re-design for a long-term customer
Following KINKISHARYO’s successful delivery of 115 high floor light rail vehicles, DART wanted to increase passenger capacity and enhance ADA accessibility without replacing existing cars or re-building platforms. This unique challenge called for an innovative solution: inserting new, custom-designed low-floor sections in the middle of their existing high-floor trains. Thus, the Super Light Rail Vehicle (SLRV) was born. The system opened with our original high floor fleet in 1996 and by 2010, KI delivered not only 115 new low-floor sections, but 48 additional SLRVs as well. DART continues to be one of the fastest-growing, most successful light rail systems in the country.