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Old 10-13-2009, 09:44 AM   #1
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Green Line Type 9 sketchs/renderings.

https://www.commentmgr.com/Projects/...20Drawings.pdf
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:45 AM   #2
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Re: Green Line Type 9 sketchs/renderings.

Looks very sleek. Are these the replacement of the older fleet? Seems kind of quick since they only recently introduced the Breda.
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:50 AM   #3
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Re: Green Line Type 9 sketchs/renderings.

Do we know the origin of these sketches?
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Old 10-13-2009, 10:52 AM   #4
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Re: Green Line Type 9 sketchs/renderings.

If the Breda's are anything to go by, by the time this get funded, built and tested the current fleet will be quite old.
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:00 AM   #5
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Looks very sleek. Are these the replacement of the older fleet? Seems kind of quick since they only recently introduced the Breda.
Considering it's part of the Green Line Extension project site, they would probably be new cars needed to support the additional line.
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:04 AM   #6
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Re: Green Line Type 9 sketchs/renderings.

Looks very modern, very European.
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:43 AM   #7
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Re: Green Line Type 9 sketchs/renderings.

So, these new Green Line cars...Lower cost of ownership? More durable finishes? Optimized for our climate? Stay on the rails at speeds > 35 MPH? Able to take tight turns?
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^ Probably not, but they are pretty.
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Old 10-13-2009, 11:52 AM   #9
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Looks very modern, very European.
A lot better than anything they are putting in your precious NYC, you dolt!
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:26 PM   #10
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I really wish there was a way to make the entire car low-floor. The stairs at each end are really a nuisance, and much of the time people refuse to walk up them, crowding the center portion of the cars.
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Old 10-13-2009, 12:55 PM   #11
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A lot better than anything they are putting in your precious NYC, you dolt!
Maybe but at least our new trains WORK!
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Looks very sleek. Are these the replacement of the older fleet? Seems kind of quick since they only recently introduced the Breda.
14 new cars for the extension.

And theyre garbage. They recycle the type 8 design, including all it's failures.
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^^ Source?
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Old 10-13-2009, 01:28 PM   #14
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Re: Green Line Type 9 sketchs/renderings.

One could dream that all the interior surfaces would be made of copper dominant alloys (mmmm.... bronze), copper treated bamboo weave fabrics, non cellular bacterial shedding plastics, etc. to end the germ breeding grounds public transit vehicles are. But I doubt anyone is thinking that far in detail.
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Old 10-13-2009, 03:07 PM   #15
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Re: Green Line Type 9 sketchs/renderings.

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14 new cars for the extension.

And theyre garbage. They recycle the type 8 design, including all it's failures.
Isn't the extension scheduled to be done in 2014? I'm guessing we will be seeing these until at least then.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 sketchs/renderings.

Looks like there's barely any seating.
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Re: Green Line Type 9 sketchs/renderings.

^^From the diagrams, it seems to have the same amount as the Breda.
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:39 PM   #18
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Re: Green Line Type 9 sketchs/renderings.

Cden4:

The issue there seems to be the wheels... they have the trucks and motors below floor level I think.

I agree that these will probably roll out around the same time as the Medford extension... and that we won't see them on the D branch for another twenty years or so (unless the D is being assigned to run the extension - I forget what the plan is at the moment).

Honestly, I like the Bredas better. Those look funky/practical, and are somewhat distinctive. These just look like something from Charlotte/Phoenix/Zurich (in what other context can you list those three cities together?)

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Old 10-13-2009, 05:43 PM   #19
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Re: Green Line Type 9 sketchs/renderings.

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A lot better than anything they are putting in your precious NYC, you dolt!
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Old 10-13-2009, 07:38 PM   #20
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^^ Source?
Id love to, but I dont remember what document its in. The fact that the documents are spread out all over the internet doesnt help....

greenlineextension.org/
http://www.eot.state.ma.us/
mbta.com
the new agency

etc etc


But trust me, 14 new cars for the extension (2014) and then a full order (either type 9 or type 10) for 2019 to replace the type 7s.
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