At 8:13 a.m., Sam Hammar was one happy Orange Line camper: She got to Oak Grove and there, waiting for her like a shiny new carriage was one of the new Orange Line trains. She was so excited, she posted a video - with hearts on it.
That new-train feeling didn't last long.
Just eight minutes later, she reported she was now on the platform at Wellington because the T took the shiny train out of service.
Guess the new normal isn’t happening for a while.
The T replied:
Hi Sam. We understand your excitement for the new trains & apologize that your ride was cut short this morning. As the new trains come into service, we continue to adjust how they perform & how they are operated. Sometimes, like today, this requires we take them out of service.
Somebody then asked the T and Hammar why, more specifically, the train had to depart for the yard. Hammar, at least, had only a suspicion:
It seemed warm & stable & wonderful- maybe it’s just not that into us.