News Wire: First Chinese-made MBTA cars to head to Boston in November

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Posted by Brian Schmidt on Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:39 PM

CHANGCHUN, China — Chinese-made Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Orange Line cars are expected to depart for the U.S. Nov. 18. Officials for CRRC MA — the Boston-based arm of the gigantic Chinese rail rolling stock and equipmen...

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Posted by Overmod on Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:55 PM

Is it known how many of these cars or sets will be exported complete from China, and how many will be 'built American' assembled at Springfield?

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Posted by richg1998 on Thursday, October 19, 2017 8:21 PM

Mass Live has quite a lot of news agout this venture.

A few months ago the local news paper in Springfield mentioned about thirty five workers sent to China to learn the techniques the Chinese use.

I drive by the facility every so often, Quite large.



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