• Rotem Cars Discussion (new bi-level cars)

  • Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.
Discussion relating to commuter rail, light rail, and subway operations of the MBTA.

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  by MBTAVideoClips
1809 is still north. 1822 hasnt been seen in a bit however so it may be south
  by BandA
They have options for 80 Rotem coaches. They are exercising about 40, the rest expire at the end of the year. But they don't have the budget to exercise the remaining options since the state is spending all it's money displacing tourists with illegals. If they let these slip it will be years before they can order new cars and the cost will be higher, although maybe next time they can figure out how to get federal grants.
  by MBTA F40PH-2C 1050
calm down

you want a CR stop every 10 feet and want Beacon Park back open for a layover.....helping the poor right? The CR is to bring outside folk into town and leave their cars home not in Boston.....

the CR isn't the subway
  by MBTAVideoClips
North side rotem list May 30 2024 8:00 AM
1811-Veterans Unit

Also, I don't see how "the CR isn't the subway" and etc relates to ordering the second 40 car option.
  by Commuterrail1050
1822 is south now. Btw, I believe what 1050 meant by saying the commuter rail isn’t a subway is that we don’t need stops bunched close together. I’d say for each town, one or two spread out is appropriate. There is the max I would do. Any more stops higher than 3 is excessive. This is just my opinion and I know it doesn’t have to do with rotems, but I thought I would comment based off of that. Btw, 1819 and 1826 are back from being spares. I wonder if they were getting much needed repairs or if it was their turn to be spares. Can’t really answer that since I don’t work for the railroad.
  by MBTAVideoClips
1834 is also back. By the way, does anyone have any info on North Side New Rotem test trains? I heard 1859 was testing on a 3 car bilevel set on the Lowell Line 5/29 and I'd like to catch it if it happens to run again. 1826 was in for repairs iirc but not sure about 1819.
  by Commuterrail1050
I saw 1859 sitting in readville mid afternoon today. Couldn’t see the rest as trees were blocking it.
  by OldColonyRailfan
Brokem Cab Update:

1801, 1808, 1809, 1811, 1819, 1821, and 1824 are currently north.

Cabs 1800-1827 for old rotems are in service
Cabs 1828-1831, 1834-1859 for new rotems are in service
  by Commuterrail1050
You can add 1802 to the north side list. FYI, 1858 was only north for the Celtics extra. It’s not in revenue service up north.
  by FatNoah
I caught my first north side train with 3 bi-levels yesterday. Based on time and location, I think it was train 324 inbound to North Station on the Lowell Line.
  by GP40MC1118
883, 884, 1864 & 1865 landed Wednesday morning in Middleboro off the CSX night job.
  by MBTAVideoClips
Only two blinds left after this! Will they deliver them like 885/886/1866/1867 and then 1868/1869/1870 in 1 group?
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