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Old January 10th, 2017, 12:03 AM   #601
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https://twitter.com/MBTA/status/818442319854706689

"MBTA Trains were stored inside subway tunnels to shelter them from extreme temperatures."
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Old January 10th, 2017, 12:05 AM   #602
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Government Center station in the snow







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Old January 11th, 2017, 08:16 PM   #603
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A new MBTA hybrid SilverLine bus is being tested in St. Cloud, Minnesota and is expected to be in service next month



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Old January 31st, 2017, 01:56 AM   #604
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Regional Inbound by Jonathan Lee, on Flickr

Government Center Station by Jonathan Lee, on Flickr

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West Portal, Harvard Bus Tunnel by Jonathan Lee, on Flickr

73 - Harvard by Jonathan Lee, on Flickr

Trackless Trolley(bus) by Jonathan Lee, on Flickr

Charles-MGH by Jonathan Lee, on Flickr

Underneath Cambridge by Jonathan Lee, on Flickr

Waiting for Wonderland by Jonathan Lee, on Flickr

The "Other" North Station by Jonathan Lee, on Flickr

PCC and Successors by Jonathan Lee, on Flickr

Copley by Jonathan Lee, on Flickr

Tunneling by Jonathan Lee, on Flickr

Outbound to Alewife by Jonathan Lee, on Flickr

Orange Line at Mass Ave by Jonathan Lee, on Flickr

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Old January 31st, 2017, 06:49 AM   #605
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Love riding the T when i get out to Boston.
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Old January 31st, 2017, 07:15 AM   #606
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PCC in the Woods by Jonathan Lee, on Flickr
nice to see the PCCs in a good condition
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Old February 6th, 2017, 10:28 PM   #608
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The Boston Globe's Big picture has a nice Report about the Mattapan trolley:
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The trolleys that rolled out of Worcester’s Pullman-Standard factory in 1944 and 1945 are still rolling, seven decades later, along Boston’s most scenic commute....

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/big...p1=BP_Headline

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Old February 7th, 2017, 02:04 AM   #609
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Is the Mattapan line the last wholly non-tourist PCC operation in existence? That makes it truly the last "real" old fashioned trolley in the USA.

SF has them on the E and F lines and Philly has the Girard St. Line, those are all serious public transport routes of course. But the decision to use old fashioned trolleys was partly to preserve history, and you could argue those lines could be better served with modern vehicles.

In the case of the T, I guess they just use them because they work.

When did the Newark City Subway get the Kinki-Sharyo LRVs? Late 1990s? That was another classic PCC operation.
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Old February 7th, 2017, 02:53 AM   #610
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Newark was somewhere between '99 and '01.

And the highest driving factor for Philly's rebuilds was cost. It was cheaper (less than a million per) than buying new (more than a million per).
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Old February 24th, 2017, 10:00 PM   #611
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From Metro Report

http://www.metro-report.com/news/new...shortlist.html

Boston Green Line extension shortlist
24 Feb 2017



USA: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has shortlisted three bidders for the design-build contract to extend Boston’s Green Line.

The shortlisted bidders are:
  • GLX Constructors: Fluor Enterprises, The Middlesex Corp, Herzog Contracting Corp, Balfour Beatty Infrastructure.
  • Green Line Partners: The Lane Construction Corp, Salini Impregilo, Judlau Contracting, LM Heavy Civil Construction, CMC di Ravenna.
  • Walsh Barletta Granite: Walsh Construction Co, Barletta Heavy Division, Granite Construction
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Old February 28th, 2017, 06:02 PM   #612
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"MBTA leads nation in derailments"

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Looks like polish tram
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Old March 2nd, 2017, 12:37 AM   #614
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MBTA unveils $7.9 million plan to upgrade trolley fleet

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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) will spend $7.9 million over the next two years to overhaul its existing Presidential Conference Committee (PCC) streetcars on the Mattapan-Ashmont Line.

The project is aimed at maintaining the historical significance of the 1940s-era cars while keeping them viable for the next decade, MBTA officials said in a press release.

Because of its age, the fleet requires constant repair and replacement of parts no longer available on the market. MBTA machinists must manufacture the necessary parts at the agency's shops in Everett, Mass.

In addition, some parts have been obtained from museums, which adds to the overall cost of repairs, MBTA officials said.

"These historic vehicles are among the very last of many thousands that operated in major cities across the United States, and are beloved by many residents in the communities they serve," said MBTA Acting General Manager Brian Shortsleeve.

The fleet consists of 10 cars, but only seven are in revenue service.

The MBTA also plans to spend $1.1 million to help determine long-term solutions for the trolley line. The money will be used to review the line's operations, track, bridges, vehicles and other infrastructure, according to an MBTA report to its fiscal and management control board.

The 2.6-mile Mattapan-Ashmont line serves 4,600 riders each weekday. The route includes eight stations in Dorchester, Milton and Mattapan.
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Baker, MBTA officials get a sneak peek at new Orange and Red Line cars

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MEDFORD — In a train yard by Wellington Station, Governor Charlie Baker and several top MBTA officials toured a mockup of the next generation of Orange Line cars on Tuesday.

The new cars are part of a plan to replace more than 150 Orange Line cars and 250 Red Line cars by the summer of 2022, officials said.

Baker described the cars as an important element in upgrading and modernizing our public transport system. Stephanie Pollack, the state’s transportation secretary, said the larger cars will increase rider capacity by 40 percent during peak hours.

The new cars also come with technology and design improvements to make riders more comfortable, accessible, and safer, officials said. Doors are wider, some seats can fold up to provide more room, and computer screens provide route information.

The enhanced safety features include additional emergency intercoms by the doors, an advanced diagnostics system to detect potential problems, and closed-circuit video recording, officials said.

Six of the new cars will arrive in December and begin carrying riders in the summer of 2018, Pollack said.

Production of the 146 remaining Orange Line cars will begin in December 2018, officials said.

Delivery of the pilot Red Line cars will begin in March 2019, with 252 new cars to be delivered by June 2022.

Baker said the upgrades will bring the MBTA into the modern era.

“We’re really looking forward to putting these in transit,” he said.



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Old March 23rd, 2017, 05:28 AM   #616
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Really? With that color scheme and all the unadorned plastic?

Looks like the inside of a Fischer-Price playground.
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Old March 23rd, 2017, 01:26 PM   #617
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The orange is clearly because these are the orange line interiors. I don't love it but I see why they did that and the bright yellow for the standee bar I would assume is to help someone who is visually impaired although I could be wrong. It does look kind of silly though.

Even the current cars walls would be very bare without the ads so I don't think that is any different really.
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They look Asian. Which shouldn't come as a surprise.
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Old April 4th, 2017, 06:46 PM   #619
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Get a sneak peek of new Orange Line trains at City Hall Plaza

https://www.boston.com/news/local-ne...ity-hall-plaza

MBTA officials unveiled a mockup of new Orange Line trains at City Hall Plaza on Monday, and riders can take a glimpse into the redesigned cars from now until Wednesday.

The model, which was built by Chinese manufacturing company China Railway Rolling Stock Corp, is approximately two-thirds the size of an actual MBTA train. It was shipped in from China in early January.

In 2014, the Chinese company won a bid with the state Department of Transportation to produce 284 new MBTA cars–152 for the Orange Line and 132 for the Red Line. All of the cars are expected to make their way to Boston by 2022.

Gov. Charlie Baker has already expressed his approval of the new train, which boasts orange plastic seats and more spacious cars, according to Boston Magazine. Baker, along with several top MBTA officials, toured the mockup at Wellington Station last week.

Want to check it out for yourself? Viewing is open to the public on Monday until 7 p.m. and between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
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From Metro Report

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CRRC signs Boston Red Line metro car contract
10 Apr 2017



USA: CRRC signed a contract on April 5 to supply 134 metro cars to Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. These are to be used on Boston’s Red Line.

In December 2016 MBTA’s Fiscal & Management Control Board approved a base order for 120 cars with an option for a further 14. This followed a $430·2m contract in 2014 for CRRC to supply 152 cars for the Orange Line and 132 cars for the Red Line

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