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MBTA debuts new double-decker cars

Three brand new commuter rail coaches debuted Wednesday, the first of 75 double-decker cars the MBTA commissioned from ­Hyundai Rotem.

The coaches left North Station at 10:30 a.m. on Train 213 to ­Haverhill, the MBTA said in a statement. The MBTA plans to intro­duce 15 of the 75 coaches, which cost the transit agency $190 million, into regular rotation by fall, the statement said.

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