MBTA: All new Orange Line trains removed from service after braking issue found

MEDFORD, Mass. — All new Orange Line trains have been taken out of service after transit officials discovered an issue with one train’s braking unit, the MBTA announced Thursday.

One of the new trains experienced a problem in one its multiple braking units at Wellington Station and it became disabled, transit officials said.

“A proactive decision has been made to keep all of the new trains out of service while the vehicle engineering and technical teams troubleshoot the problem,” the MBTA said in a statement.

An MBTA spokesperson said 64 new Orange Line cars and 6 new Red Line cars were pulled from service for inspection. To date, a total of 84 new cars have been delivered, but 14 are still in the “acceptance process” before they are put into service.

“They will all be looked at,” MBTA spokesperson Joe Pesaturo said in an email.

There were no reported injuries. Officials are now working to determine the exact cause of the failure.

Orange Line service will continue uninterrupted with the use of older model trains. The T said commuters should expect minor delays.

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