MBTA Pulls All New Orange Line Trains Out Of Service After Braking Issue

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MEDFORD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has pulled the entirety of its newer Orange Line models out of service after a train encountered a problem with one of its braking units.

The T issued a statement saying a new Orange Line train had an issue with one of its "multiple braking units" at Wellington Station Thursday morning. No one was hurt but out of an abundance of caution, the train was removed from service.

While the issue is being investigated, the MBTA has decided to remove all of their new trains out of service, including 64 new Orange Line trains and six Red Line cars.

Orange Line service will be up and running with older trains, but officials say passengers should expect longer wait times at stations.

There has been no word from officials on when the new trains might return to service.

In March of last year, one of the new Orange Line trains derailed with nearly 100 passengers on board. Riders were quickly taken off the train, no one was injured.

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