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First New Red Line Train Joins the Fleet

Updated on March 1, 2021

A new Red Line trait at Alewife Station

The first of many new Red Line trains has joined the fleet, and it officially went into service on December 30, 2020. The new vehicles have modern, spacious interiors with updated accessibility and safety features.

We will replace all 252 Red Line vehicles by 2024, including 34 additional vehicles for expanded capacity.

  • Contract awarded: 2014
  • Projected completion: 2024
  • Budget: $1 billion (total value for new Red Line and Orange Line vehicles)
  • Status: One new train added to the fleet; more in production 

An old Red Line train is juxtaposed with a new train, shown at Ashmont Station. Use the slider to see more or less of each photo.


Building a Better T

As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

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The new fleet will improve comfort, safety, and accessibility of the Red Line. You'll notice:

  • Wider doors for improved boarding access
  • 2 more accessibility areas on each car
  • Audio and visual door open and close warnings
  • More handrails throughout each car
  • Modern LED lighting systems for improved visibility
  • Onboard diagnostics for operators and maintenance staff

More cars will be joining regular service in summer 2021.

Learn more about the Red Line Transformation Program

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Building a Better T

As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

Learn more

Related Projects

View all projects