Post Content

MBTA New Commuter Rail Coaches, April 25, 2013The MBTA this week put into service the first three new commuter rail coaches from Hyundai-Rotem USA.

The first trips for the 3 new coaches carried passengers on Train No. 213 from North Station to Haverhill Wednesday morning.  The new coaches will continue to operate on the North Side of the commuter rail system in the weeks head.  It is expected that an additional 15 new coaches will be in service throughout the system by the fall of 2013.

“We are constantly working to bring our customers a better experience,” said MBTA General Manager Dr. Beverly Scott. “These new coaches will do just that; with a cleaner, more informed and more comfortable trip for all on board.”

These are the first three of 75 total ordered from Hyundai-Rotem USA, at a cost of $190 million.

The new bi-level coaches feature 55% more seating than single-level coaches; onboard LED displays showing next station information and announcements; larger, accessible restrooms; designated seating for passengers with disabilities; specially designed air-conditioning systems providing comfortable cool air with increased filtration and airflow; and new microprocessor systems controlling air conditioning, doors, communications, brakes and signals.

Visit mbta.com to purchase commuter rail tickets.

Written By:

Recent Posts

MassDOT Releases State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans posted on Jul 19

MassDOT Releases State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans

Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today joined Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, members of the Massachusetts Legislature, local officials, and transportation advocates at a groundbreaking event in Natick to release the State Bicycle Transportation Plan and State Pedestrian Transportation Plan and to celebrate the start   …Continue Reading MassDOT Releases State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans

Boston: Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Update posted on Jul 19

Boston: Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Update

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has announced that there will be various overnight impacts including lane closures on I-90 east and westbound as well as short-term detours of Commonwealth Avenue east and westbound in the area of the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and the Boston University   …Continue Reading Boston: Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Update

East Boston/Chelsea – Chelsea Street Bridge Notification Pilot Program posted on Jul 18

East Boston/Chelsea – Chelsea Street Bridge Notification Pilot Program

MassDOT is reminding members of the public of its new advanced notification pilot program which is providing information on when the Chelsea Street Bridge, which carries traffic on Chelsea Street between East Boston and Chelsea, may be raised or lowered. Travelers are encouraged to learn   …Continue Reading East Boston/Chelsea – Chelsea Street Bridge Notification Pilot Program