Blue Line

By - 8/24/15 - 4:15 pm

WGBH reports some - or possibly all - of the glass panels in the new glass-centric station entrance are defective and will have to be replaced.

By - 7/23/15 - 6:45 pm
People waiting for a bus on State Street due to Blue Line problems

T workers turn into Waldo at State Street: Where are they? Photo by Mister AO.

The T says it's busing passengers between Bowdoin and Airport - except Bowdoin riders are supposed to catch the bus at Government Center - due to a bomb threat that shut Maverick station around 5:30 p.m.

Update: Around 6:48 p.m., Transit Police completed their sweep of the station and re-opened it for service.

By - 6/26/15 - 11:37 pm
New retail space in Government Center station

Government Center retail space. Photo by MBTA.

Whether it will be another Dunkin' Donuts to replace the one that was almost directly underneath one of the two Dunkin' Donuts on the street, however, remains an open question. A T spokesman says a vendor has yet to be chosen for the space, although he adds whoever it turns out to be will be banned from selling popcorn.

The renovated junction for the Green and Blue lines is scheduled to open next year.

By - 5/29/15 - 10:26 am
Firetrucks at Bowdoin on the Blue Line

Firefighters showed up in force to help evacuate passengers. Photo by MikLoup.

Shades of February: The T has replaced the Blue Line between Airport and Bowdoin with buses, this time due to some sort of power issue at Bowdoin. Read more.

By - 5/15/15 - 4:45 pm
Government Center station coming into shape

Mike gives us a visual update on the giant glasshouse rising above City Hall Plaza.

By - 4/20/15 - 6:13 pm
Darkened Maverick station on the MBTA's Blue Line

Alex Jafarzadeh shows us a darkened Maverick station on the Blue Line around 6 p.m.; reports trains were still running despite the lack of light.

Shortly after 5 p.m., riders began reporting issues on the other side of the harbor on the Blue Line.

The E Line, meanwhile, got shut between Northeastern and Heath due to a power problem.

By - 4/17/15 - 5:17 pm

UPDATE, 5:25 p.m. BFD gave the MBTA the OK to resume service.

Boston firefighters are currently investigating what caused smoke in the Maverick Blue Line station shortly before 5 p.m. Trains in both directions are halted - except for one empty train that firefighters are riding from Maverick to Aquarium to look for the source of the smoke, possibly the third rail.

By - 3/12/15 - 3:44 pm
Installing glass at the new Government Center subway station

Mike Kix watched workers installing the roof of the revamped Government Center T stop today.

By - 2/16/15 - 5:03 pm

UPDATE: MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott said this afternoon the authority will seek federal disaster aid and that it could be 30 days - yes, 30 - before the T is fully operational again, but only if we don't have another blizzard.

By - 2/5/15 - 11:32 am
Smith

Transit Police report an inpsector at the Maverick Square Blue Line jumped into action yesterday morning when he heard a passenger's cries for help - and prevented her alleged purse snatcher from leaving the station.

According to police, the woman, 66, was on an outbound Blue Line train, her purse next to her, around 9 a.m. When the train pulled into Maverick. David Smith, 28, of Winthrop, "forcefully grabbed" her purse and ran off the train.

By - 2/3/15 - 5:52 pm
Blue Line delays

Tim Lawrence reported around 5:45 p.m. that the arrival board at State Street was a lying liar - the Blue Line outbound has severe delays.

By - 1/28/15 - 9:09 am

The T is back and running this morning, but as they warned us: Major delays. The Red and Blue lines in particular are running express to nowhere this morning.

Will reported from a Red Line train just sitting at Harvard:

PA operator just said "If you have other options you might wanna explore them."

By - 12/19/14 - 8:18 am
Rogers

Transit Police report arresting a Lynn man on charges he punched out a cab driver who couldn't understand his drunken rambling and ordered him out of the cab.

According to police, James Rogers, 52, got into the cab at Wonderland station shortly before 11 a.m. on Thursday and:

By - 12/5/14 - 8:56 am

It's shuttle buses all the way down to Wonderland this morning as the Blue Line's unique wire issues short out Blue Line service between there and Orient Heights. Michael Kass adds:

Wonderland garage is a complete disaster, cars trying to get in and out.

By - 10/20/14 - 11:34 pm

Jack Newsham asks:

Why do Blue Line tracks have both third rails and overhead power lines?

By - 10/11/14 - 12:20 pm

Transit Police are looking for a white guy in his 50s who used a knife to rob a woman of a gold chain in the Wood Island busway shortly after noon today.

He was wearing sunglasses, a green jacket, blue ball cap and bandana and was last seen heading up Bennington towards Orient Heights.

By - 9/29/14 - 7:39 am

Miniature Buddha watched a dudebro get to a cigarette on the opposite platform at Aquarium last night.

By - 9/26/14 - 11:38 am
Pigeons on the walls at Government Center in Boston

Melissa Obleada shows us part of the mural being painted on the barriers around the Government Center T-station construction site.

Anybody know who's doing the painting?

UPDATE: It's the same guys who did the Nelson Mandela mural in Roxbury, working with Heidi Schork and the Boston Mural crew (H/t Joyce).

By - 9/3/14 - 4:21 pm
Government Center MBTA station being rebuilt in Boston

DD808 shows us the above-ground progress on rebuilding the Government Center T stop.

By - 8/24/14 - 4:10 pm

The Blue Line is currently experiencing "severe delays" due to "a signal problem at Orient Heights."

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