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New, More Spacious Orange Line Cars Go Into Service This Week

The fleet of 152 new Orange Line vehicles is part of a $1 billion revamp ordered for it and the Red Line

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    New Orange Line Trains Going Into Service This Week

    On Wednesday, the first six brand-new cars will go into service on the Orange Line. (Published Monday, Aug. 12, 2019)

    The long-awaited new cars for Orange Line trains are going into service this week, the MBTA announced Monday.

    Six of the new cars will go into service at 6 a.m. Wednesday, MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said.

    He announced the news on the same day the transit agency revealed that the Orange Line would see weekend station closures in October and November as part of a major acceleration of repair work on three MBTA lines.

    That plan will bring closures to one of the Orange, Green or Red Lines almost every weekend from September through the end of the year.

    MBTA Announces Extensive Weekend Closures for Repairs

    [NECN] MBTA Announces Extensive Weekend Closures for Repairs

    The MBTA is getting aggressive about repairs, and that means riders on the Orange, Red and Green lines will be seeing station closures on weekends this fall.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 12, 2019)

    The fleet of 152 new Orange Line vehicles is part of a $1 billion revamp ordered for it and the Red Line.

    The cars will be more spacious, with wider doors and LED lighting, more accessibility areas and new communications systems, according to the MBTA.


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