The base contract contemplates the manufacture of the 102 vehicles, two driving simulators, fleet parts, special tools and test equipment for the vehicles supplied, as well as the warranty technical service for a period of three years. The contract provides also for various options for the purchase of additional vehicles and equipment that could be executed in the coming years.
The new units, called Type 10, will replace the Type 7 and 8 models that currently provide service on the line. Consisting of 7 modules, the Type 10 units will be 100% low-floor and will feature priority areas for passengers with reduced mobility.
This is CAF's second project in Boston, given that in 2014 the company was awarded the contract to manufacture 24 Type 9 LRVs, which are currently running along the more than 30 kilometres of the Green Line. This line has tunnels dating back to the late 19th century, making it the first underground line in the United States.