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Metro Houston Project

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Metro Houston Project

Houston is the largest city in the state of Texas and the fourth largest in the United States. The city covers more than 600 square miles and is the county seat of Harris County, the third most populous in the country. Houston has a population of more than 2 million. Since January 1, 2004 a light rail system has started operation under the name of Metro Rail. The length of the system is 7.5 miles, which has 16 stations. The operator is Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas. The light rail vehicles were supplied by Siemens Transportation Systems with overhead electrification. Railquip, Inc. supplied and installed 3 truck turntables, 1 mobile truck scissor lift table, 1 set of 8 movable car hoist, 1 hi-rail equipped trailer, 1 set of portable hydraulic rerailing equipment.

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