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T to give $115m boost to rail fleet

Says new engines will cut delays

MBTA commuter rail lines, including this one in Framingham, are prone to service delays. Officials say 20 new locomotives will allow the transit agency to retire many of its aging locomotives, which are blamed for about half the delays on the rail lines. MBTA commuter rail lines, including this one in Framingham, are prone to service delays. Officials say 20 new locomotives will allow the transit agency to retire many of its aging locomotives, which are blamed for about half the delays on the rail lines. (Globe Staff File Photo/Suzanne Kreiter)
By Eric Moskowitz
Globe Staff / July 15, 2010

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The MBTA yesterday agreed to spend $115 million to buy 20 new locomotives for its oft-criticized commuter rail lines, saying the purchase should improve on-time performance of trains that daily carry 70,000 people between Boston and its suburbs. (Full article: 879 words)

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