The transportation Technology Center: A Hub For Advanced Passenger Train Testing

Pueblo, CO, April, 2024

In the dynamic world of passenger rail transportation, the Transportation Technology Center (TTC) in Pueblo, Colorado, emerges as a critical resource for cutting-edge testing and validation of the latest passenger train technologies. Operated by ENSCO since October 2022, the facility offers an unparalleled environment for the rigorous assessment of new passenger rolling stock prior to their deployment in various transit systems, commuter railways, and intercity services. This article explores recent operational testing achievements at the TTC, focusing on significant milestones with the Stadler FLIRT Diesel-Multiple Unit (DMU) trainsets for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the pioneering hydrogen-powered Zero Emission Multiple Unit (ZEMU) train destined for the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA).