Blue Line

By - 7/18/12 - 6:09 pm

Mike Miccoli reported from Government Center at the height of one of the afternoon's storms:

Turnstiles at Govt Center aren't working. Of course, there are millions of tourists confused. Now I know what hell looks like.

Line to get into Govt Center is backed up into the rain. Of course, there's only one frantic employee trying to manually open each one.

Thankfully a

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By - 7/12/12 - 3:47 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports EMTs managed to extricate the child's foot around 2:50 p.m. and provide treatment.

Earlier:
The last time a child got stuck at Aquarium.

By - 6/12/12 - 5:45 am

MBTA Transit Police report a man who "suddenly entered" the tracks at Maverick shortly before service ended early this morning died. Police say he was white, 47.

By - 5/29/12 - 5:59 pm

UPDATE, 5:30 a.m.: The MBTA says repairs were completed overnight, regular service resuming.

Something about Blue Line trains just hates those overhead wires. Mike Miccoli, though, doesn't mind:

Oh sweet! The MBTA is providing free shuttle buses! During rush hour! Those guys are the best!

By - 5/19/12 - 4:31 pm

Where's the station?Where's the station?

Lisa S. photographed the remains of the Orient Heights stop on the Blue Line today. The T is bustituting this weekend as it renovates the station.... Read more

By - 5/7/12 - 2:14 pm

Erin Sullivan reports from the Blue Line today:

Dude next to me on the MBTA had an iguana on his shoulder and I didn't notice until it tried TO CLIMB ON ME. There goes 10 years of my life. I fear reptiles as much as I fear birds only I SHOULD NEVER ENCOUNTER A REPTILE.

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By - 5/6/12 - 9:28 pm

Alert New England reports somebody was stabbed in the throat by the Old State House entrance to the State Street T stop around 9 p.m. The T shut down the station to let police investigate the incident.

Christopher Baer tweeted not long after:

I saw a man holding a cloth to his throat getting into an ambulance outside State St. T station a

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By - 4/9/12 - 7:19 pm

Firefighters quickly knocked down a fire in an escalator at the Government Center T stop shortly after 7 p.m., but heavy smoke forced them to evacuate everybody from the station and ask the MBTA to have Green Line trolleys bypass the stop until the smoke could be cleared.

By - 4/6/12 - 4:56 pm

A Medford man and his Winthrop girlfriend were arraigned today on charges of armed assault with intent to murder for a March 24 incident on the Blue Line that left a rider unconscious and with serious injuries that might have been even worse if the man had managed to get access to his knife, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

According to prosecutors, Paul... Read more

By - 3/5/12 - 9:12 am

Broken trolleys on the Green Line, borked signals on the Orange Line, non-functioning lights on the Red Line at Park Street. But at least the Blue Line was working just fine.

Oh, and don't be so smug, morning drivers: Storrow inbound was FUBAR.... Read more

By - 1/26/12 - 9:42 pm

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports the station will be completely replaced by the spring of 2014 and that work to begin later this year will mean the station will be shut for six months and that buses will replace trains past Airport on weekends for four months.

By - 12/29/11 - 9:14 am

Alleged pervUpdated with arrest information.

A Roxbury man was ordered held in lieu of $5,000 bail today on charges he used a special slit in his pants to masturbate and expose himself on a Blue Line train as it traveled under Boston Harbor on Dec. 24, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.... Read more

By - 11/21/11 - 7:21 pm

Orange Bird tweets:

Nothing perks up a bad day like hearing the Sammy Davis Jr. doppelganger at Gov Center sing "Candyman"

By - 10/5/11 - 8:54 am

The Daily Free Press reports the company that's built cell antennas along the Red and Orange lines is extending the service to the underground portions of the Green and Blue lines.

Whether you can actually take advantage of that depends on whether your carrier has signed a contract with the company. AT&T and T-Mobile, for example, will have systemwide coverage; Verizon has only signed... Read more

By - 9/13/11 - 4:23 pm

The MBTA just reported:

Blue Line. Expect significant delays due to a wire problem. Seek alternative transportation where possible.

The Blue Line sure seems to have a lot of wire problems.

By - 9/10/11 - 6:27 pm

Blue Line evacuation

Joel Barciauskas photographed Blue Line passengers being evacuated at Orient Heights late this afternoon. The T blames "wire problems."... Read more

By - 8/19/11 - 2:30 pm

GibbsA Jamaica Plain man got cut over his left eye during a struggle with an MBTA Transit Police officer investigating threats against a worker at the Wood Island Blue Line stop last night.

According to a police report, officers got a call around 9:30 p.m. from a customer-service agent at the station about a... Read more

By - 8/1/11 - 7:59 pm

In addition to announcing more delays in the Green Line extension, the state Department of Transportation wants to make sure the dormant proposal to extend the Blue Line to Charles/MGH stays dead.

In a filing with state environmental officials, MassDOT says spending another $49 million to study finishing what is now a $748 million project it has no intentions to build is pretty... Read more

By - 6/16/11 - 4:37 pm

The T says it's beefing up service on Saturday for the Bruins victory parade, which kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Garden.

All four subway lines will run at "near rush hour" schedules during the day. The T says it will also have extra orange-vested workers stationed throughout the system to help riders unfamiliar with how to use CharlieCards or get to the parade... Read more

By - 6/16/11 - 4:01 pm

Last week, Boston hosted the American Public Transportation Association's annual rail conference. A highlight of the conference is always the rail rodeo, in which teams from subway systems across the continent compete in both train maintenance and operation.

Turns out some Blue Line riders had to take a shuttle bus instead of trains to let the teams do some competition - and get some... Read more

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