Wide bodies traveling under cover.

An old Red Line car
A Twitter file photo via Catherine Groux

– News covered by Quincy Quarry News.

The first train set of new Red Line cars have arrived in Boston – and not a moment too soon.

The set of train cars left their final assembly facility in Springfield Tuesday morning and reached their destination at the MTBA’s Cabot Yard in South Boston in the early afternoon with a police escort and hidden under white wrapping.

Strap hangers and roof riders
A file photo image via indosurflife.com

Local strap hangers should not get too excited, however, as this set of new Red Line cars is slated for months of testing before they might then be put into service sometime in the spring of next year. 

Additionally, be sure to note that the full replacement of the current fleet of ancient Red Line cars is currently not expected to be completed until sometime in 2023.

And speaking of new MBTA subway cars, one of the two sets of new Orange Line cars continue to be out of service given needed repairs after their train doors inexplicably opened while underway.

Source: The First Brand New Red Line Trains Have Arrived in Boston

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