Green Line

Green Line

By - 1/10/14 - 12:57 pm

Transit Police report they are searching for a guy in a red jacket who indecently assaulted a woman on a Green Line trolley around 8:50 a.m. on Wednesday between Government Center and Park Street.

He's described as white, apparently in his 40s, wearing a red knit winter hat, red jacket, blue jeans and dark gloves.

By - 1/9/14 - 7:49 am

An inbound Orange Line train lay down and died this morning at North Station. Jennifer, who was on the train, reports:

They said “train is out of service”, but not letting anyone off. WTF.

The driver then came by each car and opened one door to let riders exit.

A Green Line train headed to Cleveland Circle decided it like Park Street just fine and refused to go further.

On the Lowell Line, a section of track made like a bad tooth and cracked.

By - 1/5/14 - 12:48 pm
Kid with bagel on the Green Line

A roving UHub photographer spotted a young nosher on the Green Line this morning.

By - 1/3/14 - 10:25 am
Thawing out the tracks

Ari Ofsevit watched as a T worker used a flamethrower to thaw out some track in Coolidge Corner around 8 a.m.

The T ran trolleys all night to keep the tracks clear; but that didn't help much on the B and D lines, which experienced major delays this morning due to trains that died.

By - 12/17/13 - 8:15 am

A dead train at Sullivan Square around 8:20 a.m. quickly cascaded into commuting hell for Orange Line riders heading into the city from the north. At Malden, riders were told to abandon all hope get on commuter rail. At Community College, riders were told to just go home walk to North Station.

A train died earlier in the morning on the Red Line. Two trolleys were taken out and shot on the Green Line. A Silver Line bus suffered an existential crisis at Mass. Ave. and Washington Street and could go no further.

By - 12/15/13 - 3:55 pm

After performing quite well during the storm last night (except for that little fire at Aquarium on the Blue Line), the T is struggling this afternoon:

On the Green Line, something went horribly awry with a switch and now there are supposedly shuttle buses from Kenmore to points inbound. At 3:20 p.m., Sam H. tweeted:

Shuttles replacing B, C, and D inbound at Kenmore but no buses to be seen, most walking.

By - 12/13/13 - 8:10 am
Jesus at Central Square

Prayer couldn't hurt. Kate spotted Jesus at Central Square this morning.

As of 8 a.m., there have been two dead trains: One inbound Red Line train (of course) from Braintree and one inbound trolley on the B Line.

By - 12/11/13 - 9:06 pm

UPDATE, 10:50 p.m.

Transit Police report a man, in his 40s, died after being hit by an inbound trolley at Fenway on the Riverside Line around 9 p.m.

Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office are investigating what he was doing on the tracks at the time.

By - 12/9/13 - 8:37 pm

couldn't get any lazier, consider this "E"xcuse alert from earlier tonight:

Green Line E branch experiencing minor delays due to technical problem

Affected stops:
Lechmere Station
Science Park Station
North Station
Haymarket Station
Government Center Station

Last updated: Dec 9 2013 7:39 PM

Technical problem - yep that's really informing the passengers. I'm sure glad the T has spent so much money on this "improved" alert system so we can know exactly what's going on and how it will exactly affect people's commutes.

By - 12/9/13 - 8:20 am

If you're suddenly realizing you left your laptop and your backpack under a seat on the Green Line last night or this morning, well, every other Lechmere rider now hates you.

Red Line riders are having issues as well, due to an unconscious person having to be taken off a train at Park Street.

By - 12/4/13 - 7:28 am

You get a delay! And you get a delay! And you get a delay!

Trains lapsed into unconsciousness on the Red Line and the C, D and E trolley lines. But the Orange Line saved the worst for last: A dead train at Ruggles that sat there for nearly 20 minutes before operators got the idea to get the train behind it to push it out of the way a little after 9 a.m.

Anna Lawless was on the pusher train:

After sitting outside Ruggles for 20 mins, we seem to be pushing the disabled train ahead of us.

By - 12/2/13 - 9:38 am

The MBTA said today we took 36.23 million trips on the system in October - the highest monthly number since the system was founded in 1964 out of the old MTA, and 3% higher than the World Series-less October, 2012.

By - 12/2/13 - 7:54 am

"Moderate" delays due to a dead trolley at Park Street around 7:45 a.m. A few minutes later, Phil R. reported:

My Green Line train was just evacuated at Kenmore for no reason.

UPDATE, 8:12 a.m. Elizabeth Rioux tweets:

6 outbound trains stacked up at Copley behind a disabled train. It's like we reinvent the Monday commute every single week.

By - 11/26/13 - 9:33 am

Not at the same time, at least. The most recent: Westbound at Park Street.

By - 11/26/13 - 9:15 am

Some of the "pop up" performances on the T last week.

H/t Steve Annear.

By - 11/25/13 - 7:25 am

Dead train reported at Ashmont at 7:13 a.m.

Also reported: Signal problems on the Reservoir Line and a wicked late train on the Franklin Line. " Free hot chocolate on board?" one commuter freezing at Walpole asks hopefully.

UPDATE: An Orange Line train froze to death at Sullivan Square around 7:40 a.m. An inbound train, of course. It was followed in quick succession by a dead inbound Mattapan trolley at Butler. Not long after that, an inbound B trolley refused to leave Boston College. And then the drawbridge at North Station got stuck or something, delaying inbound commuter-rail trains.

By - 11/15/13 - 9:16 am

The man was holding the rabbit, Rachel Chapman reports.

By - 11/14/13 - 7:58 am

Green and Red: Trains are dead.

It just wouldn't be a morning without at least one dead train on each line, no?

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 monthly LinkPass.

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 Amendment in public.

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