Green Line

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?

By - 7/9/13 - 8:20 am

There's been an outbreak of young folks sipping their iced coffee from Mason and pickle jars as they ride the Green and Red lines.

Matt Aromando tweets from the Green Line:

This is the most Allston thing I've seen in a while.

Hnasko replies:

Hipster with pickle jar full of iced coffee spotted on MBTA at Kenmore. Not just an allston phenomena.

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By - 7/2/13 - 8:49 am

Cheryl Stober reports on the annual summer migration:

Each summer, a group of teenage ballerinas starts getting on the train at Kenmore Square, and riding the few stops to Copley Square. With their yoga mats and hair done up in perfect buns, I'm just fascinated by them. I don't know anything about their program, but seeing them as I'm trudging off to my office

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By - 6/30/13 - 8:37 pm

the MBTA's rationale for E line diversions (a.k.a. the daily "E"xcuses) couldn't get any lamer, consider this recent alert:

Green Line E branch diverted due to concert event at City Hall. E-Line service will terminate at Brigham Circle. Please use rt#39 bus service between Heath Street and Brigham Circle.

By - 6/28/13 - 10:28 pm

Today marked the fourth day in a row where the E Line was truncated from Heath St to Brigham Circle.

There was no warning for waiting passengers on Tuesday the 25th. There was "gridlock traffic" on Wednesday the 26th -- from 11:00am to 8:30pm -- which meant no trains could venture beyond Brigham Circle. The following day, Thursday the... Read more

By - 6/22/13 - 10:21 pm

Raphael Dumas and some fellow grad students from the MIT Transit Lab spent today on the T - all of it. Starting at Park Street shortly before 10 a.m. (after bicycling over on Hubway bikes from MIT), they proceeded to get on and off every open stop on all four subway lines (and, yes, that included the Mattapan line and all the branches... Read more

By - 6/21/13 - 8:45 am

"Government Center is absolutely crammed with waiting passengers," A.P. Blake reports.

By - 6/20/13 - 10:13 am

Riverside train has a smoking problem

Molly Fohn's commute this morning was interrupted at Brookline Hills when everybody was ordered off the train because of all that smoke from the train's brakes. Everyone escaped unhurt.... Read more

By - 6/11/13 - 7:20 am

The Salem News reports on the jury award for Samantha Mattei, injured in a May, 2009 collision blamed on trolley driver Aiden Quinn texting his girlfriend while operating the train.

The T argued that Mattei had some of her conditions, which her family says forced her to drop out of college and will require home care, before the crash.... Read more

By - 6/10/13 - 11:43 am

Dead train at Blandford. Photo by Boston Frankie.Dead train at Blandford. Photo by Boston Frankie.

Every other Green Line branch is now back to normal operations following the fiery wire problems at Copley, but not the B, due to... Read more

By - 6/10/13 - 10:36 am

Kenmore busway a bit crowded this AM. Photo by Nikki.Kenmore busway a bit crowded this AM. Photo by Nikki.

Downed wires at Copley and the resulting fire around 10 a.m. mean no service and lots of grumpy commuters... Read more

By - 6/5/13 - 4:58 pm

Personally, I think the new alerts are just plain awful, as compared to the old ones.

Say there are Green Line signal delays at Copley Junction:

Under the old system, the alert would read something like:

Green Line experiencing 10 to 15 minute delays due to a signal problem in the Copley area.

Under the new system, the new alert would read:

Green Line

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By - 5/25/13 - 10:07 am

The Herald reports not long after arresting Hot Dog Guy at Forest Hills, transit cops rushed to Copley Square on the Green Line to arrest a guy in a Superman shirt screaming at riders and threatening them with an expandable metal baton.... Read more

By - 5/21/13 - 3:13 pm

Service on the B Line was interrupted briefly around 1:30 p.m. by a family of ducks - and bystanders trying to convince them trolley tracks are not really all they're quacked up to be. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo reports on the incident on Comm. Ave. near Blanford:

Approaching the tunnel portal, a trolley operator spotted a small group of people chasing some ducks on the

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By - 5/20/13 - 1:16 pm

WantedMBTA say this guy is wanted for indecent assault and battery for an incident that happened last Tuesday at Park Street.

According to police, "a female victim was inappropriately assaulted" by him while they were getting on a C trolley.

He's described as 25-30. In addition to his red T-shirt, he... Read more

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