• Green Line Type 9 Thread

  • Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.
Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.

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  by The EGE
 
Plug doors are the standard for new LRVs, and as diburning mentioned, the technology is a lot more mature than it was when the Boeings were built. Folding doors cannot be used with level platforms (which are necessary for speedy boarding and true accessibility) because they will hit the platform surface.
  by Type 7 3684
 
3922 has now been delivered
  by MBTA DMA
 
3923 has been delivered. So this marks the completion of the Type 9 delivery. To date, cars 3900-3905, 3907-3916 have been accepted for service so 3906, 3917-3923 are in acceptance testing.
  by R36 Combine Coach
 
MBTA DMA wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:06 pm 3923 has been delivered. So this marks the completion of the Type 9 delivery.
Any chance of options beyond the initial 24?
  by The EGE
 
Extremely unlikely. The MBTA is probably less than a year away from pulling the trigger on the Type 10s, which will have substantially more capacity than the 9s and be 100% low floor.
  by johnpbarlow
 
MBTA DMA wrote: Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:06 pm 3923 has been delivered. So this marks the completion of the Type 9 delivery. To date, cars 3900-3905, 3907-3916 have been accepted for service so 3906, 3917-3923 are in acceptance testing.
Was this the truck hauled white shrink wrapped trolley that was backing up eastbound Mass Pike traffic around Worcester late Wednesday (10/21/20)?
  by bostontrainguy
 
The EGE wrote: Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:07 am Plug doors are the standard for new LRVs, and as diburning mentioned, the technology is a lot more mature than it was when the Boeings were built. Folding doors cannot be used with level platforms (which are necessary for speedy boarding and true accessibility) because they will hit the platform surface.
Add to that that the present situation with the folding doors makes it necessary to have those problematic slide out ramps which at times get stuck on the platforms (particularly Copley). Slightly higher (really level with the car's floor) platforms would eliminate the need for these and their required maintenance.
  by Commuterrail1050
 
As it states on netransit roster, they aren’t getting anymore type 9’s since they are moving forward with the type 10 design instead. Nothing has been updated or contracted to a builder yet.
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