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Photos of the new Orange Line cars on their first day of service

A new Orange Line train pulled out of Wellington Station on its first day of service. Lane Turner/Globe Staff

The MBTA debuted new Orange Line cars on Wednesday, to much fanfare and excitement from riders.

Here’s a look at the new trains.

An MBTA employee checked on a new Orange Line train before the ribbon cutting. Lane Turner/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Stephanie Pollack, Steve Poftak, and Charlie Baker cut a ribbon in front of a new Orange Line train. Lane Turner/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Employees of Chinese manufacturer CRRC gathered for a picture in front of a new Orange Line train. Lane Turner/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Seated under a new information screen, Roxbury resident Antoinette Carter rejoiced as she took pictures of the new train. Lane Turner/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
David Loutzenheiser checked online to see when the new train would be running, and waited for it so he could ride it. He got on with his bike and said there is more room on the new train for bikes. Lane Turner/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Medford resident Travis Percy rode on the new Orange Line train on its first day of service. Lane Turner/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
Driver controls in the cab of a new Orange Line car. Lane Turner/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
The long-awaited arrival of the new Orange Line trains was celebrated with a press conference inside Wellington in Medford.Lane Turner/Globe Staff/Globe Staff
MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak shook hands with Governor Baker. Lane Turner/Globe Staff/Globe Staff