Green Line Type 9 Thread

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby bostontrainguy » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:54 pm

Arlington wrote:Photos from first revenue trip of a Type 9:
https://mobile.twitter.com/transitalex/ ... 6582368256


Surprised to see that the skirts made it into revenue service.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby WatertownCarBarn » Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:36 pm

Thought I saw one of them in the BC yard Tuesday afternoon.
Surprised they would be out on the B line, testing perhaps.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby typesix » Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:41 pm

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby Patrick Boylan » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:10 am

"24 new Green Line cars are being partially built in Spain, then shipped to upstate New York for final assembly. They’re expected to last 25 years and cost the T about $118 million"
I hope that's not accurate. Do they really cost $4.9 million per car?
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby The EGE » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:39 am

That's about the going rate for LRVs in the US these days - 4 to 5 million a pop. The Type 9s are probably slightly on the high side because it's a small custom order.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby diburning » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:45 am

Arlington wrote:Photos from first revenue trip of a Type 9:
https://mobile.twitter.com/transitalex/ ... 6582368256


Since when did the 19 serve Kenmore?
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby chickenpotpie » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:40 am

Since 2005
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby The EGE » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:47 am

January 2005.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby Tom6921 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 12:49 pm

Can a Type 9 run with older equipment?
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby MBTA3247 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:09 pm

No, other than being dragged or pushed dead-in-tow.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby CRail » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:47 am

It is expected that they will work with Type 10s.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby diburning » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:09 am

Jordan King has posted a video of the inaugural ride

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InrUrnUtdsU

So, I guess it has the text-to-speech Crystal voice, and the same doorbell-sounding ding-dong chimes as the blue line. Also, for those interested, the skirts are back.
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