Green Line

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

By - 9/13/13 - 1:36 pm
Flaming MBTA trolley

Sam H. was at Reservoir when the top of an inbound D trolley caught fire around 1:20 p.m. Sean Colahan reports riders were evacuated from the flaming trolley without injury.

By - 8/20/13 - 11:09 am

Going nowhere fast in Coolidge Corner. Photo by Gina TomaineGoing nowhere fast in Coolidge Corner. Photo by Gina Tomaine.

Unfortunately, it was a regular trolley that slipped off its tracks at Coolidge Corner, around 10:30 a.m. The good... Read more

By - 8/15/13 - 1:31 pm

It was just like every other day at Longwood Medical Area Station: waiting 20+ minutes until one of the "every 8 minutes" Heath St trains showed up at 12:10. On cue, a green sardine can came hurtling towards me, but then proceeded all the way up to the intersection before speeding off and blowing it's horn. That was certainly not typical. From my knowledge of... Read more

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 - 7/20/13 - 4:58 pm

At Arlington Street station.

Photographynatalia ran across these neon girls at Arlington the other day.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 7/18/13 - 2:53 pm

Around 2 p.m., Emzylemzy demanded to know:

WHY IS THERE A LARGE DEAD FISH IN THE BRIGHAM CIRCLE TRAIN TRACKS?

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