New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by StefanW » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:00 am

Lead Car 1404, Orange Line to Oak Grove, IN_TRANSIT_TO Green Street
I think it's interesting that the same car ID is coming up on the data feed for both directions... or it seems like it. Anyone know if the AVL / AVI transmitter (or whatever it's called these days) is only on one cab end of the new cars?
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by StefanW » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:51 am

Never mind that I guess. After 1404 was appearing for the trip north to Oak Grove, now it's 1402 showing for the trip south, signed for Wellington. Hopefully that's not the only trip for the day.
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by MBTA DMA » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:52 pm

I rode in 1404 to oak grove then 1402 to Forest Hills. Those were lead cars.

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by Head-end View » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:12 pm

Can you see out the front of the new cars?

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by MBTA DMA » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:13 pm

Yes I did see the front.

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by Robert Paniagua » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:47 pm

Oh that’s great news hopefully I can see out the front and back of those new trains too and including the redline
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by troffey » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:59 pm

Perhaps just an oddity, but Tuesday and yesterday I noticed a set of the new Orange Line cars in Cabot, occupying one of the service bays.

OT, you can see in the Cabot bays perfectly from the South Boston Bypass Road now that it is open to all traffic.

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by Adams_Umass_Boston » Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:04 pm

I believe they brought a pair over to start training the red line crews.

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by MBTA DMA » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:20 am

Yeah, a pair of two unnumbered pilot new orange line cars that arrived on December 20, 2017, those ones will be returned to CRRC to be upgraded to production cars. There is another pair of unnumbered pilot cars which also arrived the same day and those ones are at CRRC to be upgraded to production cars. Also I have a feeling that the following pairs: 1400/1401, 1408/1409, & 1410/1411 will make up the next new orange line train that the MBTA says will go into service this month. I wonder when 1402-1407 will be allowed to do full-time service.

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by njt/mnrrbuff » Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:11 am

I'm going to be in Boston in a few weeks and would love to ride one of the brand new Orange Line trains. When is the new set expected to enter revenue service?

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by Kilo Echo » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:33 am

While the first set entered revenue service last month, it's not clear when the second set will enter. You can track the new train(s) with the following app: http://traintracker.transitmatters.org.
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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by njt/mnrrbuff » Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:08 pm

Thanks. I'll be in Boston from 9/26 to 10/1. I'll be riding the Orange Line a few times when I am there.

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by MBTA DMA » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:19 am

The second new orange line train made up of car pairs 1400/1401, 1408/109, & 1410/1411 has entered service this morning.

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by chrisf » Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:55 pm

The two Orange Line train sets have been removed from service due to a door problem where one of the doors opened while the train was in motion.
https://mass.streetsblog.org/2019/09/25 ... -the-shop/

The trains are expected to be back in service on Monday, Sept. 30.

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Re: New Orange and Red Line Car Acquisition Process

Post by Head-end View » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:21 pm

And this never happened during all the testing? Un-frigging real! You wouldn't think subway train doors are any kind of new technology, but I guess all the computer control is tricky new stuff. Shame. :(

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