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T pulls new Orange Line trains from service for ‘uncommon noise'

Posted On: Dec 3, 2019   |   Posted By: Boston Herald

New Orange Line trains have been pulled from service because of an “uncommon noise,” the T said Tuesday, the latest setback for the embattled new models of cars introduced in August.
“Vehicle engineers continue to closely monitor the trains' performance during each of the new cars' trips and recently observed an uncommon noise from the underside of the cars,” T spokeswoman Lisa Battiston said in a statement. “With safety as a top priority and out of an abundance of caution, the decision was made to temporarily remove the new cars from service to investigate the issue, any potential impacts, and deploy a fix, if needed.”
No date has been set for the train cars' return to service as the investigation into the issue continues, Battison said.
Last month, one of the T's new 152 Orange Line trains derailed in a train yard mishap , popping off the rails when crossing over a track switch.
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