Old MBTA Orange Line Cars Hauled Away For Scrap

An old Orange Line train is dragged away on a flatbed truck. Photo: James Rojas/WBZ NewsRadio

MEDFORD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The MBTA is sending some of its old Orange Line trains to the scrap heap. The train cars were hauled out on flatbeds from Wellington Yards on Thursday morning in the pouring rain.

The cars were the very first of the Orange Line's old cars to get disposed of — they're more 40 years old, according to MassDOT.

"I'm actually happy that they'll be gone. I see them every morning and I just hate looking at them," said one bystander.

The old cars are being replaced by a fleet of 152 brand new, state-of-the-art cars. The cars are made by CRRC, a Chinese-owned manufacturing company, and have been sidelined several times for safety issues.

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