Type 7 LED signs and modernization

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Type 7 LED signs and modernization

Postby rhodiecub2 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 5:07 am

When did the type 7 trolleys first start to become with the LED signs and automated station/destination announcements?
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Re: Type 7 LED signs and modernization

Postby MBTA3247 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:18 am

The Type 7s have never had LED signs. The LCD signs (which are the worst sign technology in the history of mankind) and automated announcements date to the early 2000s when they were being upgraded to trainline with the Type 8s.

EDIT: Oops, I was only thinking about the exterior signs. The interior LED displays date from the same period. That's what I get for posting before breakfast.
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