Red Line Test Track Ready for New Vehicles This Month
Updated on February 12, 2020
We put the finishing touches on the new Red Line test track in November, and we will be testing incoming arrivals to the Red Line fleet later this month.
As part of this work, we:
- Installed new track, power, and third rail throughout the length of the test track
- Installed an access track with a direct connection to Cabot Yard for faster delivery, testing, and commissioning of new vehicles
- Conducted an initial test phase, during which an existing Red Line vehicle made 6 passes back and forth along the track to ensure it is powered and ready for testing.
We’re also building a new vehicle testing facility, where we will perform minor maintenance and static testing of the new Red Line vehicles. The facility is expected to be completed by late spring 2020.
This project is just a portion of the infrastructure investments we’re making that will help bring new Red Line vehicles into service.
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.