Blue Line

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

By - 12/5/12 - 8:05 pm

Blue Line to Lynn

A.P. Blake spotted this poster from the T Riders Union on the Blue Line today.... Read more

By - 11/30/12 - 8:40 am

The Globe reports on the planned September, 2013 shutdown, which will include making the station ADA compliant and replacing the current bomb shelter of an entrance with something glassier.

Meanwhile, on Dec. 18, the Parks and Recreation Department holds a formal tree hearing on the T's request to chop down 21 trees along Cambridge Street to make way for the renovation project - 13... Read more

By - 11/20/12 - 9:12 am

Hernandez (l) and JacquesHernandez (l) and Jacques.MBTA Transit Police report arresting two guys who didn't take kindly to news early this morning that a T worker wouldn't personally drive them back home and that a cab driver wouldn't take them to Blue Hill Avenue for a... Read more

By - 11/6/12 - 9:28 pm

AlertNewEngland reports somebody was stabbed around 6:30 p.m. at the Maverick Square Burger King and that the suspect, a Hispanic teen, fled into the Maverick T stop.

By - 11/3/12 - 1:51 pm

Hazmat exercisePhoto by Boston Office of Emergency Management.

Police, fire and emergency-medical crews from across the area have descended on various locations in Boston this weekend for drills on dealing with a variety of situations, from hostage-taking bank robbers at the Circle Cinema in Cleveland Circle to... Read more

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