MBTA Pulls New Orange, Red Line Trains From Service

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — For the second time in just over a month, the MBTA is pulling its new Orange and Red Line cars from service Tuesday.

The decision came after an out-of-service train car suffered battery failure Tuesday morning while in the Wellington train yard, according to an MBTA spokesperson. MBTA officials then made the decision to pull all of the new train cars for both the Red and Orange Lines from service while engineers work to find out what caused the battery failure.

This is the second time the MBTA has had to pull the new trains in the last two months. The new trains were taken out of service for a couple of days back on May 19 after a braking issue was found in one Orange Line car. The MBTA then opted to pull all of the new train cars for both lines from service out of an abundance of caution.

During the time the trains were out of service, inspectors found that a bolt in one of the train cars' eight braking units was not properly installed at the manufacturing plant. The MBTA said they did find any other bolt issues during inspections.

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It is unclear how long the new train cars will be out of service, but the MBTA said it will provide an update when the engineers have completed their inspections.

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