Green Line

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

By - 5/17/13 - 9:20 pm

BFD response to mystery boom. Photo by Victoria Bedford.BFD response to mystery boom. Photo by Victoria Bedford.

Around 8:50 p.m., Boston firefighters and Transit Police rushed to the area of Arlington and Boylston streets after several people reported hearing... Read more

By - 5/5/13 - 10:06 pm

Wire problems mean bustitution between Riverside and Kenmore.

By - 4/23/13 - 10:41 pm

The T announced the news tonight.

By - 4/22/13 - 11:40 pm

Copley Square station

Although Copley station remained shut tonight, Alex Mellion notes:

The lights are on again at Copley! What an awesome thing to finally see!

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By - 4/17/13 - 4:26 pm

The T just announced the station, right by the Marathon finish line, will remain closed tomorrow.

By - 4/16/13 - 10:24 am

National Guard watching Red Line entrances. Photo by Gedalia Pasternak.National Guard watching Red Line entrances. Photo by Gedalia Pasternak.

The heart of Copley Square remains shut down. Boston Common resembles a military encampment. Cafe tables along Newbury... Read more

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