Blue Line

By - 9/25/13 - 10:59 am

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who attacked another man on a Blue Line train entering Revere Beach on Sept. 17 after the two had had an argument at Maverick.

He's described as Hispanic, 30-35, about 5'7" with a heavy build and black hair.

If you see him, contact Transit Police at 617-222-1050, or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

By - 8/25/13 - 10:57 am

Wonderland bridge

Kris Haight photographed the new pedestrian bridge between Wonderland station and the beach in Revere.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 8/8/13 - 8:42 am

For the second time in two weeks, the Blue Line couldn't run during the morning rush hour due to wire problems.

By - 7/30/13 - 7:31 pm

Until this spring, so as not to coincide with repair work on the Callahan Tunnel is done, the Globe reports.

By - 7/30/13 - 8:36 am

Suffolk Downs commutersSuffolk Downs commuters head for shuttle buses. Photo by Boxbot.

The ever popular wire problems mean no Blue Line service between Suffolk Downs and Airport this morning, so commuters get to enjoy emergency shuttle buses instead.... Read more

By - 6/22/13 - 10:21 pm

Raphael Dumas and some fellow grad students from the MIT Transit Lab spent today on the T - all of it. Starting at Park Street shortly before 10 a.m. (after bicycling over on Hubway bikes from MIT), they proceeded to get on and off every open stop on all four subway lines (and, yes, that included the Mattapan line and all the branches... Read more

By - 6/13/13 - 1:07 pm

All but Orient Heights on the Blue Line and Charles/MGH now have electronic countdown clocks to let passengers know when the next train should arrive, the MBTA says.

The T adds it's improved the algorithms used to calculate arrival times, in particular at stations right at the beginning and end of lines, for "an elevated Countdown experience."

Orient Heights, currently under renovation, should get... Read more

By - 5/30/13 - 9:24 pm

Wood Island is the last/first stop on the Blue Line right now, thanks to a recalcitrant switch at Orient Heights. Buses, anyone?

By - 5/11/13 - 7:02 pm

A man wound up on the tracks at Airport station around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. The train operator managed to stop the train before hitting him. An MBTA spokesman declined to say how the man ended up on the tracks but said he was not seriously hurt (click to see a photo from the scene, forwarded by Heath - it's not gory, but... Read more

By - 4/23/13 - 6:43 am

Suffolk Downs

At 6:22, Miza reported:

Beware of blue line, 2 trains full dumped off at Suffolk Downs due to wire issues. No shuttles.

The T eventually did start shuttle service, using Silver Line buses, which, of course, led to delays on the Silver Line.... Read more

By - 4/7/13 - 12:38 pm

Blue Line service was shut around 10:15 a.m. to let Boston firefighters remove a woman from under a train. A T spokesman said the woman was alive when extricated, adds, "She did not fall. She was not pushed."

By - 4/4/13 - 3:13 pm

UPDATE, 4:30 p.m. The T reports regular service has resumed.

The T is warning Blue Line passengers to expect "significant delays" this afternoon following a train slipping off the rails at Orient Heights.

MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo reports the train was moving from the Orient Heights train yard onto the main tracks around 2:40 p.m., so it wasn't carrying any passengers. The T has... Read more

By - 4/4/13 - 9:26 am

Yesterday, the MBTA warned the tax increases proposed by the legislature were so small it could jeopardize $500 million or in anticipated federal aid for the Green Line extension. This morning, as A.P. Blake noted at 8:55 a.m.:

In the past two hours, every rapid transit line in Boston has suffered some delay due to mechanical/signal failure.

... Read more
By - 3/27/13 - 6:09 pm

A doctor from Dubai who got on a Blue Line train at Wonderland shortly before 5 p.m. yesterday with his family says whoever took the black bag he left on a bench can keep the $3,500 in cash and the international airline tickets that were in it - he just wants their passports back.

The bag contained the passports for Dr. Zeeshan Khan, his wife... Read more

By - 1/31/13 - 12:33 pm

Blue Line mystery photo

The T wonders if you can figure out where this photo was taken.

By - 1/5/13 - 2:08 pm

SuspectMBTA Transit Police have released photos of two guys they say approached somebody at the Bremen Street entrance to the Airport T stop on Dec. 22 and "offered to sell him a .40 caliber and/or a .380 caliber firearm."

One is black, about 6'2" with a Pirates cap, dark parka with a... Read more

By - 12/27/12 - 1:56 pm

What do you make of this, Johnny? Trains on the Orange, Green and Blue lines slowed due to a power problem the T has yet to identify. Officials report power had come back at several locations by 1:45 p.m., however. The Blue Line was reported back up and running about five minutes after that.

By - 12/18/12 - 10:47 am

Christmas, Blue Line style

The MBTA forwards this photo from the Blue Line repair facility in Orient Heights, where workers have made a Christmas tree out of a "bolster rack" of trucks used to hold the axles of Blue Line cars.... Read more

By - 12/13/12 - 7:07 am

Matthew provides notes from last evening's meeting on the need for a new Government Center T stop and how officials are planning to move people around when they lose the connection between the Blue and Green lines for two years.

Also see the UHub discussion on the work.... Read more

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