First New Red Line Cars Arrive In Boston

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The first six new MBTA Red Line cars have arrived in Boston—though the public will have to wait a bit longer to ride them.

The new cars will undergo static testing before hitting the Red Line's test track at the Cabot Yard facility in South Boston. They're expected to go into service on the Red Line itself next spring.

The T's entire Red Line fleet is set to be completely replaced with 252 new cars by 2023. With those cars, the MBTA says, the line will be able to transport 65,000 more passengers every day.

Meanwhile, the first of 152 planned new Orange Line cars went into service in mid-August—though a door issue has sidelined them.

WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports

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