MBTA tests new Orange Line train for first time Friday
The MBTA tested a new Orange Line train during regular service hours for the first time Friday, an MBTA spokesman said.
The train performed well during Friday’s test, spokesman Joe Pesaturo said in an e-mail.
MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak went to Chinatown Station to greet the vehicle’s crew to thank them for their help in getting the new Orange Line cars a step closer to being ready for passenger service, Pesaturo said.
Last month, the MBTA announced that the debut for the new Orange Line trains would be delayed from January to early spring.
Today, for the first time, a new #MBTA Orange Line train was tested during regular service hours. GM Poftak and Deputy GM Gonneville greeted the train’s crew at Chinatown Station. First new train is expected to enter passenger service in early spring. pic.twitter.com/Rz35MA2QQy— MBTA (@MBTA) February 8, 2019