• Type 7 Overhaul Program

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  by Type 7 3684
 
According to NETransit, 3630, 3650, and 3693 have been shipped to Alstom to be used for parts. The cars are going to be scrapped there when the program is complete.

3602, 3703, 3711, and 3719 still remain at Riverside. It's been decided that 3719A/3711B may be overhauled at some point at Alstom, but it doesn't look like it's guaranteed to happen anymore. This means that 3602, 3703, and 3711A/3719B will probably be scrapped at Riverside soon.
  by Type 7 3684
 
Per NETtransit, 3707 has been taken out of storage at Alstom and is going to be overhauled. 3711/3719 is no longer a candidate for overhaul and will be scrapped eventually.
  by Type 7 3684
 
3609 has entered service, meaning that the 3600 series rebuild program is finally complete. After the remaining 8 3700s at Alstom enter service, the entire program will finally be complete.

Additionally, 3602, 3630, 3650, 3679A/3636B, and 3693 have been scrapped at Alstom.
  by MBTA1052
 
How bad are the car bodies of 3711/3719 or is the T isn't trying to dump more money into the rebuild program?
  by Type 7 3684
 
3711 has a large dent in its roof and 3719 has significant frame damage. The cars were probably repairable, but it was decided that 3707 would be the best candidate for rebuild instead.
  by orange1234
 
This begs the question: why not mate the B-end of 3711 with the A-end of 3719?
  by Type 7 3684
 
This was considered, but they decided not to.
  by johnpbarlow
 
Caught recent rebuild 3709 leading a type 8 heading west on the Riverside line at Longwood in great lighting yesterday, Monday 3/25/19. And no ads have yet been applied! And moments later a Type 9 "Test Train" scooted east here but I wasn't in position to grab a photo unfortunately.
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  by KevinSun242
 
Looks like the 3706 was involved in a rear end collision where it struck another vehicle in front of it last night... I saw a video that posted on Twitter that showed the involved cars.
  by jwhite07
 
How bad was it? Do you have a link to the Twitter post?
  by jwhite07
 
Thanks. OK, train vs auto, slow speed. At first I thought it was train vs train. Hope there were no injuries.
  by Type 7 3684
 
3706 is running tonight on the D Line, so the damage was probably very minimal if any.
  by Type 7 3684
 
As of today, there are 100 rebuilt 7s in service!
  by Type 7 3684
 
As of today, the final rebuilt Type 7, 3707, has been accepted for service. The program is finally complete!
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