Green Line

By - 11/8/13 - 3:41 pm

UPDATE: Another Red Line train died at Harvard around 5 p.m. Of course.

There's a dead trolley on the Riverside Line and an Orange Line train was emptied at Community College around 3:30 p.m.

Oh, by the way, the T is looking for riders to join a "customer opinion panel" to answer surveys every three months and get a chance to win a... Read more

By - 11/5/13 - 1:16 pm
Robertson

A man charged with "upskirting" a woman on the Green Line in 2010 - and captured the next day by a decoy T cop in a skirt of her own - wants the Supreme Judicial Court to toss the charges, saying the law used to prosecute him was only meant to protect women in the shower or dressing rooms, not to people practicing the First... Read more

By - 11/4/13 - 8:51 am

Anna Sims reports what the driver of her Green Line train said:

This train is having issues, I'm not sure it will get you where you're going.

Perhaps she's on the same train as Mark, who reports:

20 minutes to go 5 stops on the b line. I know I shouldn't expect much of the b line but yikes,

Both the Green Line... Read more

By - 10/31/13 - 10:20 am

Transit Police report arresting an Allston man after they say officers chased him from Blandford Street to Kenmore Square - through the B Line tunnel around 11:30 p.m.

William Goodhue, 23, was charged with trespassing. Police say they had to stop trolleys while officers chased him through the tunnel.

Innocent, etc.... Read more

By - 10/31/13 - 7:16 am

Two trolleys are groaning and just refusing to get up, one at Newton Highlands and one in the tunnel between Hynes and Copley.

UPDATE: A train on the Greenbush Line got to East Weymouth and decided that's as far as it was going to go this morning. A trolley couldn't even get itself out of Mattapan Square.

By - 10/30/13 - 7:34 am

The morning starts with a dead train at Wellington on the Orange Line, a dead Green Line trolley somewhere on Huntington or South Huntington and a dead train outbound at Maverick on the Blue Line (say, aren't those the T's newest and freshest subway trains?).

By - 10/29/13 - 7:12 am

The very first dead-train alert of the morning showed up at 5:23 a.m. for a train at Ashmont that just refused to throw off the covers and get up (and it was followed not long after by a similar report of a recalcitrant trolley at Coolidge Corner).

By - 10/28/13 - 7:56 am

The deceased train is at Harvard; platforms at other stations are filling rapidly.

Green Line trolleys, meanwhile, died at Coolidge Corner and near Copley Square.

By - 10/24/13 - 4:03 pm
Charlie with a beard

Only Charlie won't use it, at least not until after the World Series, when maybe he and his pal Officer Horgan will shave the beards off for charity.

The T has posted an explanation of service after the Sox game - basically, if runs long, the T will extend subway hours or hold some commuter-rail trains.... Read more

By - 10/24/13 - 7:46 am

One at North Station, one at Reservoir, both making life more interesting for morning commuters.

By - 10/23/13 - 2:07 pm
Jon Lester

The MBTA has replaced the applique of Chicken and Beer Guy with Jon Lester at Kenmore station just in time for tonight's game - and a day after somebody complained about the old homage.

By - 10/23/13 - 12:48 pm

Take, for example, this story about a couple who need to replace their home's siding, which requires turning off power to the Riverside Line, which in turn has infuriated some neighbors worried about being unable to get to sleep.

By - 10/22/13 - 12:25 pm

No, don't worry, ceiling tiles aren't falling on people and the tracks aren't broken or anything. But Paul McNamara says it's really past time to paint over the Josh Beckett memorial.

By - 10/12/13 - 7:24 pm
Trolley crash

A B trolley and a car collided around 7:10 p.m. at Comm. Ave. and St. Paul Street.

Jime reports:

It looks like everybody is fine. Surprisingly because the train hit the driver’s side of the car.

By - 10/10/13 - 8:21 am

The T's broken out its "severe warning" alert this morning for the Riverside line, whose riders are being asked to seek alternate means of transportation between Riverside and Reservoir due to a wire that has discovered it's subject to the law of gravity.

The T assembled buses for a relief effort. Not long after, riders on the 57 line started reporting delays as some of... Read more

By - 10/6/13 - 6:34 pm
Car hit three times on South Huntington

Mr. Eggcorn reports this car on South Huntington Avenue was hit at least three times today by other cars sliding on the trolley tracks, driven by people who don't realize why that's not a good idea, at least, not until it's too late.

Happens all the time when it rains.

And here's a citizen complaint about another South Huntington smashup today - city... Read more

By - 9/25/13 - 8:29 am

A dead train at Park coupled with a medical emergency means Green Line commuters are not smiling this morning.

Meanwhile, the Red Line is no bed of roses, either, possibly due to a train with door issues. At 8:25 a.m., Nancy tweeted from North Quincy:

And the sixth train just went by and I'm still on the platform. 17 yrs commuting on

... Read more
By - 9/19/13 - 2:48 pm
Next-train sign at Kenmore

Walking Boston snapped one of the Green Line's new next-train signs, which shows, well, the next train to arrive, but, unlike the signs on the other lines, not when it's due.

"For the first time in the 100-year history of the Green Line, customers on the outbound platform will no longer have to guess which train is coming next," state Transportation Secretary Richard Davey... Read more

By - 9/18/13 - 3:07 pm

Incoming Celtics player Kelly Olynyk will help the T inaugurate the first electronic signboard to let you know the next trolley is approaching/arriving, in a ceremony tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Kenmore station.

For the first time on the Green Line, electronic message boards will provide "Next Train" information.

The T says it will explain exactly what that means at the ceremony.

Olynyk, who went... Read more

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