Green Line Type 9 Thread

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby bostontrainguy » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:11 pm

I misspoke. What I was trying to say is that everything in Boston is fiberglass once the new Red and Orange cars come online. I was pointing out that the new Greenline cars are unique by being the only new cars with cushioned seats in the MBTA subway system.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Postby orange1234 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:33 pm

bostontrainguy wrote:It also appears that they are retaining the cushion seats. This is unique to the Greenline since just about everything else in Boston is fiberglass (there are a few heavyrail/lightrail cars with uncushioned fabric covers).

The Type 9 will, in fact, feature fiberglass seats. It's not easily apparent in those pictures, but the MBTA's RFP documents specify them. The T is moving away from padded seating as it reduces maintenance costs.
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