New Red and Orange Line Cars

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Why won't they show the doors opening & closing? That is just like a tease!! :(
 

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I do remember them promising they’d be in service by the end of 2020 at some point.

Wouldn’t be the MBTA if “by the end of 2020” didn’t mean literally the second to last day of the year.
When I saw the tweets yesterday, I assumed that was the whole reason the train made a revenue run. I fully expect it won't be seen again for some time, but hope to be wrong about that.
 

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When I saw the tweets yesterday, I assumed that was the whole reason the train made a revenue run. I fully expect it won't be seen again for some time, but hope to be wrong about that.
It was back out there today. I think if they were that cynical, they would have done it today, and they would have publicized it the first time and not 24 hours later (the T first tweeted about the new train only 30 minutes ago).
 

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This first set is numbered sequentially, so will pop on the New Train Tracker as cars 1901-1905. The order is officially going to run from there to car 2151.
 
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Well, we saw what happened with the first few OL trains almost as soon as they were introduced into service in August of 2019. I hope that any discrepancies were caught & warded off this time around. :)
 

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I’m presently riding in a new RL train for the first time. I’ve been in the new OL cars many times, so no big surprises, but I have to say the interior dimensions feel just a tad larger than the old ones. A little extra (much needed) elbow room for when the commuter crush gets back to normal.

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At least you got to ride in one. Every time that I tried to get one an Orange Line one, the wait is too long. I end up giving up on them because there just aren't enough of them yet. :(
 

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At least you got to ride in one. Every time that I tried to get one an Orange Line one, the wait is too long. I end up giving up on them because there just aren't enough of them yet. :(
Go to https://newtrains.today/. It tells you how many new trains are running on each line, which direction they're heading and the most recent station. At this moment, there are 3 new OL trains running. Northbound at Mass Ave, Northbound at Community College, and Northbound at Forest Hills. Checking that side should cut out the wait times.
 

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At least you got to ride in one. Every time that I tried to get one an Orange Line one, the wait is too long. I end up giving up on them because there just aren't enough of them yet. :(
I have ridden on them a few times, despite not using the T all that much over the past year. Once I saw one across the platform from the train I was on, and I decided to switch directions for a few stops, just to ride it! That was the first time, but since then, I've just happened on them in the course of regular Orange Linne use.
 

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I have ridden on them a few times, despite not using the T all that much over the past year. Once I saw one across the platform from the train I was on, and I decided to switch directions for a few stops, just to ride it! That was the first time, but since then, I've just happened on them in the course of regular Orange Linne use.
It’s happening more and more for me too. Nabbed one from N. Station to State this afternoon. As we pulled out it announced “next stop is Back Bay.” So good to see somethings haven’t changed.
 

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It’s happening more and more for me too. Nabbed one from N. Station to State this afternoon. As we pulled out it announced “next stop is Back Bay.” So good to see somethings haven’t changed.
So honestly - is that still manual or something? Like the operating needs to cycle them and it gets of sync? Cause it seems like it should be a really easy problem to solve to ensure the proper announcement at the proper station.
 

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The GPS on the Blue Line trains do that quite often.
They aren't GPS. The trains ping little trackside RFID tags for the station identifiers since GPS reception doesn't penetrate some segments of tunnel. The tags are simple little things; it's the onboard computer that's screwing up the receipt for some reason.
 

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Go to https://newtrains.today/. It tells you how many new trains are running on each line, which direction they're heading and the most recent station. At this moment, there are 3 new OL trains running. Northbound at Mass Ave, Northbound at Community College, and Northbound at Forest Hills. Checking that side should cut out the wait times.
Looks like they don't run at night. I wonder if any of the "shells" from China are delayed or not.Or are there some more in the Springfield plant? I realize they said that it would be a year's delay. But production should still be on-going.
 

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Looks like they don't run at night. I wonder if any of the "shells" from China are delayed or not.Or are there some more in the Springfield plant? I realize they said that it would be a year's delay. But production should still be on-going.
Weekday mornings are when I’ve seen the most new trains - recently there have been 3 sets running on the Orange Line.
 

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