Get a Sneak Peek at the New Red Line Trains at City Hall Plaza
A mockup is open to the public Tuesday through Thursday.
Can’t wait to poke around one of the brand-new MBTA Red Line train cars headed for the tracks in the coming years? Well, this week, you can head on down to City Hall plaza to get a sneak peek.
Commuters are invited to walk through and inspect a two-thirds-length mockup in all its squeaky clean glory after a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. It will be open to the public through Thursday.
As it’s only a display version, the car is shorter than the real-life ones will be and only has two doors. It’s designed to give T officials and commuters alike a chance to get a feel for the new design and offer thoughts on how it might be improved.
— Glenn Whidden (@GlennWhidden) August 13, 2018
“Our customers’ experience has always been one of my top priorities as general manager,” MBTA General Manager Luis Ramirez said in a statement Monday. “It’s important that we get their feedback on the mock-up before we move to the production phase of the procurement.” Ramirez announced in June that the mockup had been completed in China and was on its way here
BREAKING: The mock-up of a new #MBTA #RedLine car has left the @CRRC_global plant in Changchun, China. This summer, we’ll put it on display for the public to get a look. Stay tuned for details! pic.twitter.com/RJZfN6Xwof
— Luis Manuel Ramírez (@LMRAMIREZGM) June 11, 2018
Update: After a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by Gov. Charlie Baker, MBTA leadership, and the train manufacturer CRRC, the Red Line mockup is open for tours Tuesday until 7 p.m. It will stay open through Thursday.