Green Line Type 9 Thread

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by MBTA1052 » Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:23 am

I wonder why 3906 hasn’t showed up yet at Riverside yet they seemed to skip that number for some reason.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by MBTA DMA » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:32 am

According to the inventory, 3912 was delivered last month and finally shows 3913 early this month. Remaining type 9 cars will be delivered throughout early 2020.

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by Arlington » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:41 pm

Did they ultimately create new space somewhere to hold this expanded fleet of type 9 plus all the other type 7 back from overhaul?
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by typesix » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:57 pm

Should have enough room for them without needing to create new space. In the early 2000s, there were 7s, 8s, and LRVs on the Green.

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by jonnhrr » Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:25 am

Also I believe new storage space will be added as part of the GLX (Green Line extension to Somerville) project.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by jwhite07 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:50 pm

The combined Type 7 and Type 8 fleets were supposed to number 220 cars. 17 Type 7s have been wrecked through the years and the Type 8 order cut from 100 cars to 95, in addition to one Type 8 officially retired. Assuming every one of the remaining Type 8s that are out of service can be repaired and returned to operation (very highly unlikely, especially severely damaged 3847), even the addition of the 24 Type 9s will result in 221 cars, one more than the T should have had if the Type 7 and 8 fleets had survived intact through the years. One wonders if the 7 and 8 fleet had remained intact would it have even been deemed necessary to spend $100+ million on the Type 9s?

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by Commuterrail1050 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:25 pm

3900-3901 started back up today. It's on the new train tracker for proof on the d branch.

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by Type 7 3684 » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:57 pm

3903-3907 was running earlier too.

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Re: Green Line Type 9 Thread

Post by MBTA DMA » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:58 am

3914 has been delivered as of this month.

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