New Orange, Red Line trains withdrawn from service by MBTA

New Orange, Red Line trains withdrawn from service by MBTA

                The MBTA says it has temporarily taken all of its new Orange and Red Line train cars out of service, after transit inspectors discovered a battery failure on one of the vehicles.  Trains assembled by Chinese-owned manufacturer CRRC in Springfield, Massachusetts, were taken out of service on Monday, the MBTA said.  The battery of an out-of-service car at Wellington Yard broke down early Monday, according to the transit agency.  “MBTA has decided to put all new Orange Line and Red Line cars out of service while vehicle engineers and technicians work to determine the root cause of the failure and take whatever corrective action may be necessary,” said Transit. said a spokesman for the agency.  This latest finding that has forced the transit agency to park all CRRC-built trains comes a month after a braking problem caused one of the new Orange Line trains to become disabled.  That incident prompted the transit agency to remove all CRRC vehicles from service pending additional inspection.  MBTA vehicle maintenance personnel began a fleet process to verify that each bolt (24 per car, 144 per train) was installed properly, officials said.  After each bolt of the six-car train passed the inspection, the train was returned to passenger service.  Video: Sky 5 shows dozens of MBTA train cars parked at Wellington Yards.  New trains have been taken out of service several times in the past.  Exactly a year earlier, a derailment at Wellington station pulled all new vehicles on the Orange Line.  Nearly five months into the track in 2019, they were temporarily taken out of service for replacement of door components and were again spotted by engineers after an unexpected noise came from under the vehicles.  Other cars operating on the Orange Line were originally put into service from 1979 to 1981.
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                <strong class="dateline">Medford, Mass -</strong>                                           <p>The MBTA says it has temporarily taken all of its new Orange and Red Line train cars out of service, after transit inspectors discovered a battery failure on one of the vehicles. 

Trains assembled by Chinese-owned manufacturer CRRC in Springfield, Massachusetts, were taken out of service on Monday, the MBTA said.

The battery of an out-of-service car at Wellington Yard broke down early Monday, according to the transit agency.

“MBTA has decided to put all new Orange Line and Red Line cars out of service while vehicle engineers and technicians work to determine the root cause of the failure and take whatever corrective action may be necessary,” said Transit. said a spokesman for the agency.

This latest finding that has forced the transit agency to park all CRRC-built trains comes a month after a braking problem caused one of the new Orange Line trains to become disabled.

That incident prompted the transit agency to remove all CRRC vehicles from service pending additional inspection.

Officials said MBTA vehicle maintenance personnel began a fleet process to verify that each bolt (24 per car, 144 per train) was installed properly.

As soon as each bolt of the six-car train had been inspected, the train was returned to passenger service.

Video: Sky 5 shows dozens of parked MBTA train cars at Wellington Yards
New trains have been removed from service several times in the past.

Exactly a year earlier, a derailment at Wellington station caused all new vehicles on the Orange Line to be taken off the tracks for almost five months.

In 2019, they were temporarily taken out of service for the replacement of door components and were again spotted by engineers after an unexpected noise came from under the vehicles.

Other cars operating on the Orange Line were originally put into service from 1979 to 1981.

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