Old MBTA Cars From ‘70s, ‘80s Up For Auction

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — For fans of public transportation, the MBTA is currently auctioning off old subway cars from the 1970s and 1980s.

According to the auction’s website, the cars are not operational as they have been stripped of all usable parts, and have been sitting for at least three years.

Bidding for the cars — made by Boeing and Kinkisharyo, as well as a shop-made flat car — has started at $500.

The cars can be used for scrap metal, but it is noted that no onsite scrapping is allowed after they have been purchased. They also must be removed by a low-bed truck.

The Boston Globe reports the T is set to get rid of hundreds of old Orange Line and Red Line cars as the fleet is being replaced.

The auction ends on Jan. 28.

WBZ NewsRadio's Doug Cope (@dcopewbz) reports

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