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Announcement regarding Orange Line service

Posted on May 19, 2022

Earlier today at Wellington Station, a new Orange Line train experienced a problem in one of the train's multiple braking units, and it went disabled. The issue never presented a hazard for riders nor employees, but the train was removed from service for an inspection. While the MBTA works to determine the exact cause of the failure, a proactive decision has been made to keep all of the new trains out of service while the vehicle engineering and technical teams troubleshoot the problem. With safety being the top priority, the MBTA took this action out of an abundance of caution.  
While Orange Line service will continue uninterrupted with the use of older model trains, customers are advised that wait times at station platforms will be slightly longer, with trains arriving approximately every 8 ½ minutes this afternoon.
The MBTA appreciates and apologizes for the frustration this may cause.

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