THE long-term future of Boston’s Mattapan to Ashmont high-speed line Presidents’ Conference Committee (PCC) tramcars is in doubt.
They were built in 1945/46 and are the oldest passenger vehicles in continuous regular public transport service in the USA.
Boston area transport authority MBTA is now consulting on possible replacements for the vehicles, which are almost 75-year-old.
If modern light rail cars were chosen, as elsewhere in city, the line will require rebuilding as these are much heavier than the PCC cars.
Read more in the May 2019 issue of The RM – on sale now!
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