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3/17/2011



Rail News: Passenger Rail

MBTA to increase three-car trains on Green Line


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The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) plans to more than double the number of three-car trains on its Green Line, effective March 21.

Three-car trains will increase the number of weekday trips on the Green Line from 13 to 32 to increase capacity for new riders, MBTA officials said in a prepared statement. MBTA will more than double the number of three-car trains on the line’s B and D branches, and introduce three-car trains to the E branch for the first time.

In 2010, MBTA reintroduced three-car trains to the Green Line, which serves 200,000 riders each weekday.

"As I've talked with Green Line customers over the past year, train capacity is an issue that is frequently raised," said MBTA General Manager Richard Davey. "We have received that message loud and clear, and the MBTA is responding."


 



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