Green Line

By - 3/4/16 - 8:43 am

Angel reports from an inbound Riverside Line trolley that got just past Hynes and then had to stop around 8:15 a.m. because of signal problems:

"This train is a nightmare!" and "I can't wait to get off this thing." Who said it? The driver!

By - 3/1/16 - 10:25 am

State officials say they've had to push back replacement of the aging Comm. Ave. bridge over the turnpike by a year because of design mistakes by an engineering firm working on the project.

The delay, however, means the state is increasing the number of open lanes in each direction on the turnpike under the bridge from three to four lanes. Read more.

By - 2/19/16 - 11:09 am
Illuminated Government Center station in Boston

The T reports Government Center is still on track to re-open late next month, after two years of renovations.

The T adds the lights are programmable and multi-colored, which could lead to interesting possibilities for concerts and performances on City Hall Plaza.

By - 2/15/16 - 9:29 am
By - 2/14/16 - 9:41 am

MBTA trains are no different than us - they don't like going out in subzero temps, either. At one point this morning, the T announced "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to "multiple disabled trains." Read more.

By - 2/5/16 - 12:38 pm
Downed wires, trees on Green Line in Newton

And by wires, they mean trees on the wires. Photo by MBTA.

Problems at Newton Highlands mean major problems on the Green Line to and from Riverside.

By - 1/30/16 - 11:19 am

The Herald reports on - and posts photos of - a trolley that had one or two wheels decide they didn't really like the track they were on near Reservoir around 7:30 a.m. None of the passengers on board was injured, and service has since resumed.

By - 1/19/16 - 7:48 am

UPDATE: Another Blue Line train died, at Airport. More trolleys died, at Waban and Arlington.

So far this morning, trains have shuffled off this mortal coil on the Green Line (Brookline Village and Reservoir on the D and Washington Street on the B) and the Blue Line (State Street). Riders on the Orange and Red lines didn't miss any of the fun, however, due to what the T says are now fixed signal issues near Wellington and JFK/UMass (the Blue Line also had some signal woes). Red Line riders also saw trains slow due to the ongoing work on the Longfellow.

By - 1/14/16 - 9:36 am

Only, they're aren't exactly showing real time.

Noted that the westbound train displays at North Station and Haymarket have been activated.
However, instead of displaying (for example) "Heath St 5 MIN" and "Clvnd Cir 8 MIN", they are displaying (for example):

"E) 1 Stop Away" and "C) 2 Stops Away"

Additionally, the westbound sign at Boylston has also been changed to display the updated format.

Leave it to the T to take a good idea that was properly and reasonably implemented for eastbound trains and wreck it (no pun intended) for westbound trains.

By - 1/14/16 - 8:27 am

An inbound D Line trolley breathed its last at Brookline Village around 8:15 a.m., leading soon after to delays.

By - 1/13/16 - 1:46 pm
Updated trolley being delivered to Green Line at Riverside

Older Green Line trolleys are being refurbished at a facility in upstate New York. Paul MacMaster watched one of them being delivered to Riverside today.

By - 1/13/16 - 12:30 pm

for tonight (1/13), tomorrow night (1/14), and next Monday night (1/18)

Just got this T alert:

Update: The evening Green Ln supensions between Park St & Haymarket scheduled fo Jan 13, 14, & 18 have been cancelled

Nothing posted on the web page yet though The notice about the suspensions has been removed from the Green Line "Service Alerts" page, which IMO will only confuse those who previously heard about them and are looking for confirmation.

By - 1/11/16 - 2:37 pm

MassDOT reports Green Line service will be halted between Park and Haymarket stations for five nights - starting tonight - to allow work on the revamped Government Center station: Read more.

By - 1/7/16 - 11:39 pm

The T is warning of "moderate" delays on the B, C and D lines due to signal problems.

By - 1/5/16 - 10:21 pm

Weber King got caught in the "total chaos" exiting the first Garden event since the T entrance on that side of Causeway closed, forcing thousands of people to cross the street to get to the subway:

Yeah, this isn't gong to work, at all. Need a plan B ASAP.

By - 1/4/16 - 6:07 pm
Car on Green Line tracks in Allston

The T can't win for losing today. The outbound B Line has come to a complete halt at Warren Street because somebody managed to get a car right onto the tracks.

By - 12/31/15 - 11:03 am
Boston trolley in 1943

As 1943 turned into 1944, Boston trolleys ran every 10 minute, all night, the folks at the Boston City Archives inform us. The BAC Library identifies the station as today's Prudential stop.

By - 12/29/15 - 10:11 pm

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy with a skateboard on charges he indecently attacked a woman at the Park Street Green Line station around 2:40 p.m. on Dec. 14. Read more.

By - 12/29/15 - 1:32 pm
Silver Line buses take the place of Green Line trolleys in Brighton

Now batting for the Green Line: The Silver Line. Photo by Scottie Campbell.

The T is reporting "severe" delays on the B Line due to a "power problem" near Chestnut Hill Avenue. The buses are rolling between Babcock and BC.