BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — It's just the latest problem for the MBTA.
The T announced before 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon that several Orange Line trains had been taken out of service, after they were vandalized Tuesday night. The MBTA did not specify what kind of vandalism had occurred, but WBZ NewsRadio's Karyn Regal (@KarynRegal) confirmed three train sets were vandalized in total.
The MBTA tells WBZ NewsRadio the 'repair work and window replacements have progressed at a good pace' and they expected to have ten Orange Line trains in service by the start of the afternoon rush at 4:00 p.m., 'enough to meet the schedules implemented last week.'
This comes on top of several other issues impacting the Orange Line and the MBTA as a whole. After the FTA ordered the T to increasing staffing among dispatchers in the name of safety, the T cut back service on the Red Orange, and Blue lines on weekdays, at least through the end of summer.
In addition, last week the MBTA pulled new Orange and Red Line cars from service after a 'battery failure.' There's been no update as to whether those trains have been returned to service.
On Sunday, the MBTA restored service on the Orange and Green Lines downtown after a contractor discovered a dangerous structural issue impacting the tunnels near Haymarket Station at the old Government Center Garage. That caused several days of closures and shuttles.
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