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New Look MBTA Trains Debut in Boston

Boston residents got their first look earlier this week at the new trains that will grace the T tracks in 2019.
November 16, 2016, 10am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Steve Annear reports: "MBTA officials recently shared pictures of a two-thirds-size mockup of the transit agency’s new Orange Line trains, giving riders a glimpse into the future of public transportation in Greater Boston."

China Railway Rolling Stock Corp. is building the new trains, expected to start rolling on MBTA tracks in 2019, at a plant in Springfield, Massachusetts.

"The exteriors of the Orange Line cars feature a silver frame with a long orange stripe running along the bottom of the vehicles," explains Annear. "Orange paint also marks the front of the cars. Small orange 'T' symbols can be seen near the trains’ doors." The designs also have a personal touch: the MBTA launched a survey that allowed the public to pick there favorite design at the end of 2015.  

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Published on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 in The Boston Globe
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