Rail

MBTA welcomes first new commuter coaches

Posted on May 1, 2013

Left to Right: Hyundai-Rotem Vice-Chairman Han, MBTA CFO Jonathan Davis, State Senator Thomas McGee, MBCR General Manager Hugh Kiley, MBTA GM Dr. Beverly Scott, Consul General of Korea Kangho Park at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new commuter cars.
Left to Right: Hyundai-Rotem Vice-Chairman Han, MBTA CFO Jonathan Davis, State Senator Thomas McGee, MBCR General Manager Hugh Kiley, MBTA GM Dr. Beverly Scott, Consul General of Korea Kangho Park at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new commuter cars.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) welcomed the first three new commuter rail coaches from Hyundai-Rotem USA into passenger service last week. The coaches will operate in passenger service on the North Side of the commuter rail system in coming weeks, and new coaches are expected to be in service throughout the system in the coming months.

“We are constantly working to bring our customers a better experience,” said MBTA GM 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. Fifteen will be in service by fall of 2013. These new bi-level coaches feature 55% more seating than single-level coaches; onboard LED displays showing next station information and announcements; and larger, modern, accessible restrooms.

Other amenities include designated seating for passengers with disabilities; specially designed air-conditioning systems providing increased filtration and airflow; and new microprocessor systems controlling air conditioning, doors, communications, brakes and signals.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Calif.'s Metrolink puts PTC into revenue service demo mode

With this latest accomplishment, Metrolink remains on track to become the nation’s first passenger rail system to have a fully implemented, interoperable PTC system in place.

Alstom to supply signalling, infrastructure for Cairo metro line

The company’s shares in these contracts are worth around $90 million.

Hyperloop to build full-scale track next year

The Quay Valley, Calif. Hyperloop track will be built using HTT’s tube, capsule and station models. It will be instrumental in optimizing passenger system needs — such as loading, departure and safety considerations — to ensure Hyperloop is ready for larger-scale operation.

Keolis/MBTA make strides with commuter rail snowstorm recovery

Milestones include the completion of snow and ice removal from all platforms and critical rail switches system-wide, as well as the addition of supplemental trains, doubledecker and standard passenger cars to increase capacity and combat overcrowding.

Alstom to deliver to Sydney Citadis X05

Company is responsible for the integrated tramway system, which includes the design, delivery and commissioning of 30 coupled Citadis X05 trams; power supply equipment, including APS -ground power supply; signaling systems, the energy recovery system HESOP, depot equipment and maintenance.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

Please sign in or register to .    Close