MEDFORD — At last, it’s here: The first train of the MBTA’s new Orange Line fleet entered service Wednesday morning, setting off from Wellington Station to the delight of passengers along the way. “I felt like I was in the future,” said Max Augustin, 20, who got on one of the six sleek silver-and-orange train cars at Roxbury Crossing. “The youth is definitely going to dig it.” The new cars are quite a departure from the old trains still plying the Orange Line. They have wider doors and roomier interiors with space for disabled passengers and strollers, closed circuit cameras and video recording, more handrails, and an improved communication system that displays upcoming stops and bus connections on screens throughout the cars. The main attraction to riders Wednesday, though, was the sheer newness of the train. “It’s clear that this is new, this is fresh, it had the new car smell when I first got on board,” said Jared … [Read more...] about That ‘new car smell’: Here are the new Orange Line trains
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PUBLISHED: 17:45 18 July 2019 | UPDATED: 08:33 19 July 2019 David Vincent Two giant Food Warehouse stores, from the Iceland Foods Group, are to open at Euro Retail Park and Suffolk Retail Park in Ipswich in the next few weeks Picture: NICK SEDDON Nicholas A Seddon A giant Food Warehouse, the latest development by the Iceland Foods supermarket group, is to open in Ipswich at the end of the month. Two Food Warehouse stores, from the Iceland Foods Group, are to open at Euro Retail Park and Suffolk Retail Park in Ipswich in the next few weeks Picture: NICK SEDDONFood Warehouse has invested more than £750,000 bringing its latest wholesale supermarket to the Euro Retail Park.The 8,694 sq ft unit is scheduled to open on Tuesday, July 30.The shop, which specialises in wholesale and bulk sales, has created 30 new retail jobs for the town.It is one of two Food Warehouse in the pipeline for Ipswich - another large unit is planned for the Suffolk Retail Park, off … [Read more...] about Will you be checking out the new Food Warehouse in Ipswich?
By Dianne de Guzman, SFGATE Updated 4:47 pm PST, Saturday, January 5, 2019 Twitter users offers suggestions on how to repurpose BART's older cars, as the transit system prepares to retire trains to make way for the new, incoming cars. Twitter users offers suggestions on how to repurpose BART's older cars, as the transit system prepares to retire trains to make way for the new, incoming cars. Photo: Twitter Screenshot Photo: Twitter Screenshot Image 1 of / 29 Caption Close Image 1 of 29 Twitter users offers suggestions on how to repurpose BART's older cars, as the transit system prepares to retire trains to make way for the new, incoming cars. Twitter users offers suggestions on how to repurpose BART's older cars, as the transit system prepares to retire trains to make way for … [Read more...] about Twitter pitches ideas on what to do with retired BART cars, including inventive ‘abartment’ complex
New footage shows the progress on South Shield's new transport interchange. Time-lapse footage captures progress on the £21million scheme, showing the build from early demolition through to the present, with the foundations and the ground floor slab being cast followed by the steel structure being erected and a large brick retaining wall being constructed separating the building from the car park. In the background work is ongoing to upgrade track and signaling systems as well as building a new platform for the Metro. The footage finishes with roofing and external copper shingle cladding being installed to the building.South Tyneside Council leader Coun Iain Malcolm said: "First impressions count and the transport interchange is going to provide a striking, high quality point of arrival into the town."This footage shows just what a statement building it is going to be."As you can see in the video, progress is continuing at pace and a tremendous amount of work is ongoing to … [Read more...] about New time-lapse video shows progress on South Shields’ £21million transport interchange
Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris has introduced a new scheme to protect tourists from rogue taxi drivers after one couple were hit with a €247 bill by an illegal cabbie. CDG airport has introduced new "official airport taxis" (Taxi Officiel Aéroport) which will be available from 5am to 11pm everyday at specific taxi ranks. The ranks will be easier to locate for those tourists who are regularly confused by the signage at the country's biggest airport. Around 40 taxi drivers will now wear numbered blue vests so tourists can easily spot them and help them detect which drivers might be fake. "The hunt for illegal taxi drivers is a public safety priority," said Paris police chief Michel Delpuech. “Taxi services are part of the welcoming," said Delpuech adding that illegal drivers have a huge negative impact on the economy and tourism. The problem of illegal taxi drivers at CDG airport has increased in recent years with 918 drivers stopped by police … [Read more...] about Paris airport rolls out new taxi system after fake driver hits tourists for €247 ride