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New Green Line Vehicles

Updated on November 15, 2018

Side view of new Green Line car.

About the Project

Timeline: 2018-2019
Status: Planning

Summary

The first of 24 all-new, modern Green Line vehicles will be added to the fleet starting in the fall of 2018 and continuing through the summer of 2019. As part of the Green Line Extension (GLX) work, the new vehicles will improve the safety and reliability of the Green Line.

Benefits

Increased comfort and convenience for customers:

  • More spacious vehicles
  • Upgraded interior designs with room for up to 10% more passengers
  • Sliding doors for easier boarding and exiting 
  • Video monitors that display next stop and destination information
  • An improved speaker system for onboard announcements 
  • Stop-request push buttons similar to those on MBTA buses 
  • Bright yellow grab railings

People with disabilities will be more comfortable:

  • Additional accessible seating and wheeled mobility device areas
  • Modern visual and audio communication systems
  • Door locator tones
  • Onboard bridge plates for easier access and deployment

Vehicles will be safer and easier to maintain:

  • Updated braking system and thicker wheels for improved vehicle reliability 
  • Backup power system for fewer service disruptions
  • Rear-view mirror monitors so operators can see the full length of the vehicle exterior 
  • Increased fleet size for more flexibility in swapping out vehicles for maintenance

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Contact Information

For all queries and comments related to New Green Line Vehicles, please contact:

GLX Project Team