Green Line

By - 3/8/13 - 9:20 am

As in the MBTA is announcing significant delays due to signal problems at Harvard.

UPDATE: The E Line is being a tad extreme today, as well, thanks to a little fire at Symphony that's shut service on the line.

By - 2/26/13 - 2:35 pm

Transit Police say a driver trying to make a left turn ahead of a trolley was cited for a collision last night that left his car with damage, sent a couple of people to the hospital for observation but left the trolley unscathed.

According to a Transit Police report, the man was driving outbound on Comm. Ave. shortly before 8 p.m. when he tried... Read more

By - 2/25/13 - 8:28 pm
Trolley collision

Collision. Photo copyright Scott Eisen. More photos.

An outbound Green Line trolley hit a car around 8:10 p.m. at Comm. Ave. and Pleasant Street.

B Line service was halted; Comm. Ave. outbound was shut. An MBTA spokesman said the cause of the "minor accident" remains under investigation. One of the two people in the car complained of back pain.... Read more

By - 2/20/13 - 8:32 am

Literally on track. At 8:20 a.m., A.P. Blake tweeted from North Station:

Sob Story Guy is spilling his schtick from IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GREEN LINE TRACKS.

By - 2/19/13 - 9:20 am

At least this time the track problems were at Harvard instead of Central. Meanwhile, shortly after 9 a.m., Meghan M tweeted:

Green line inbound passengers. My train is so 100% stuck between kenmore & hynes. Expect delays. Also send breakfast.

And to top it all off, the electronic signboard at Park Street continues to show White Sox ads.... Read more

By - 2/10/13 - 6:50 pm

At Longwood on the Green Line.

The MBTA forwards a photo of somebody waiting for the train at Longwood this evening.

By - 2/10/13 - 10:59 am

Plowing out the B Line. Photo by MBTA.Plowing out the B Line. Photo by MBTA.

UPDATE: The T says there's now limited service on the
1, 23, 28, 32, 39, 71, 73, 77, 93, 100, 106, 108, 109, 111, 116, 275, 276
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By - 2/9/13 - 10:58 am

Clearing the tracks along Comm. Ave. in Brighton.Clearing the tracks along Comm. Ave. in Brighton. Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA says it won't restore service until at least tomorrow.... Read more

By - 2/3/13 - 1:42 pm

MullinTransit Police report a man stopped for questioning at Park Street for allegedly nabbing another Green Line rider's phone turned out to be wanted on a warrant for indecent assault and battery on another MBTA train.

Upon arrival officers were met by the reporting party who stated as he was

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By - 2/1/13 - 8:24 am

As of 8:20 a.m.: Two trolleys died on the Green Line (one at Chestnut Hill Avenue, one at Park Street) and one train died on the Red Line (at Charles/MGH).

By - 1/30/13 - 11:59 pm

This car.

UPDATE: An MBTA spokesman reports: "There was no damage to the tracks. No injuries. The auto was towed away, and trolley service resumed. It's unclear how this atom-splitter ended up on the Green Line tracks.

Woman claims GPS told her to drive on Beacon Street trolley tracks.... Read more

By - 1/25/13 - 8:33 am

Dead trains on the Red, Green, Needham and Providence/Stoughton lines (so far) made for another interesting commute for many this morning.

UPDATE: "Significant delays" possible on the Fitchburg Line due to signal problems.

By - 1/24/13 - 7:34 pm

Scott examines a wirePhoto by MBTA.

MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott and Assistant General Manager Michael Turcotte examine the shorted out cable that stopped the Green Line in its tracks during yesterday's morning rush hour (not to be confused with the other cable in the same... Read more

By - 1/24/13 - 7:15 am

The troublesome Green Line junction box, covered in foam. Photo by BFD.Yesterday's troublesome Green Line junction box, covered in foam. Photo by BFD.

No cable fires (so far) on the Green Line this morning, but delays caused by... Read more

By - 1/23/13 - 10:07 pm

Another "power problem" between Arlington and Copley tonight - yes, cables are burning - and riders are finding themselves stranded. Emily Munroe tweeted shortly after 9:50:

Just got kicked off Bgreen line before Kenmore and was told there are no shuttles.

By - 1/23/13 - 8:02 am

Bostonians had their choice of venues for standing around this morning, such as Andrew. Photo byBostonians had their choice of venues for standing around this AM, such as Andrew. Photo by Chris... Read more

By - 1/19/13 - 1:37 pm

The Walking Bostonian reports MBTA officials promised at a meeting Thursday to install the equipment and software needed for real-time tracking on the Green Line by 2015 - similar to the tracking that lets riders known when to run for a train on the other three subway lines.

H/t Boston Zest.... Read more

By - 1/10/13 - 1:08 pm

Track fire

Neville Williams took this photo of smoking Green Line tracks at Coolidge Corner around 12:40 p.m., around the time the T was issuing an alert about delays due to "fire department activity" in Coolidge Corner.... Read more