• Type 7 Overhaul Program

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  by Adams_Umass_Boston
 
When I posted that photo to facebook, A Mr Murphy responded,

"They are allowed to run two type 7's together if the headways are short enough . There may be other reasons too."
  by OCC Retiree
 
Adams_Umass_Boston wrote:Last week I caught an ultra rare double 7 on my ride home from Hynes. Just two overhauled 7s.

Nice photo. I operated those beginning in 1986 when they were new. For those of you too young to have been there, this is how good they looked back then.
  by Type 7 3684
 
Right now I’m on 3694 (one of the newest rebuilds) and I’ve noticed that the cell phone sticker in the cab has been relocated to above the windshield, below where the train number stickers are in the cab. I noticed the same thing on 3681 recently. Also, the door chimes are slightly higher pitched.
  by Type 7 3684
 
3710 is prep to ship now, leaving 3 more 3700s in service. 3708 is the only Type 7 left with the teal and green scheme.
  by Type 7 3684
 
3714 has returned from Alstom and is in testing.
  by Type 7 3684
 
3708 was recently pulled from service, which was the last teal and grey Type 7 in service. The only two original 3700s left now are the Lyft cars (3701 & 3704).
  by Type 7 3684
 
As of today, 3704 is out of service for rebuild, which was the last unrebuilt Type 7 in service. All active Type 7s are now rebuilt.
  by OCC Retiree
 
This is the first time since April 1, 1997 that there are no 3700s in service. I ran the first trip on 3700 from Riverside to Government Center on April 2 1997, the day after the "April Fool's Day Storm."
  by RenegadeMonster
 
Are the 3700s being renumbered or are they just all currently out of service?
  by Type 7 3684
 
They're all out of service for rebuild. 3714 is in testing and will probably enter service sometime this month. The only 3700 that has yet to be sent is 3711 (or 3719A/3711B, depending on the severity of the roof damage on 3711).

Also, there are only two 3600s that haven't returned yet from Alstom, 3609 (which had been out of service for some time, so it'll probably take a little longer), and 3656 (which has been at Alstom for over two years after receiving body damage in 2016). 3684 still remains in testing after having a roof fire last November.


Edit: 3714 is now listed in service on NETransit.
  by jwhite07
 
In the "They just can't help themselves" department, overhauled Type 7 3644 has received a full body ad wrap for Suffolk University.

The new paint was nice, for a while.
  by Type 7 3684
 
3665, 3674, 3639, and 3671 have it too.
  by Type 7 3684
 
3684 is finally in service after having a roof fire during testing last year. Additionally, 3705 is also listed in service.
  by Type 7 3684
 
Rode 3714 earlier today. No significant differences from the rebuilt 3600s, but I did notice that the fake woodgrain in the car had not been replaced and looked the same as the woodgrain on the unrebuilt 3700s. The lights also looked a little more yellow than the lights on the rebuilt 3600s.

I also saw 3709 and 3713 testing on the D line.
  by Type 7 3684
 
With 3656 now in service, 3609 is the only 3600 series car still at Alstom. Since it was out of service for 10+ years before being sent to New York, it probably needs some extra work done. Hopefully it'll enter service before the year is over.

Additionally, it still hasn't been decided whether 3711 or 3719A/3711B will be sent to be rebuilt. Since all the other cars have been sent now, the decision will probably be made soon.

There are also now more Type 7s in service than Type 8s, which hasn't happened in a while.
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