Orange Line

By - 1/19/18 - 2:35 pm

The MBTA just announced it will be running shuttle buses between Sullivan Square and North Station this weekend due to the need for "emergency station repairs" at the Community College Orange Line stop.

By - 1/12/18 - 12:32 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line left over from when an inbound train got to Sullivan Square and declared that was the end of its line.

By - 1/9/18 - 5:00 pm
Dog stuck on train at Tufts Medical Center

Krista reports on the scene on the Orange Line at Tufts Medical Center this afternoon when a man and his dog started to get off the train, only the door closed between them, leaving them attached by a leash, but unable to get to each other: Read more.

By - 1/8/18 - 10:29 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to a troublesome trackside cable at Community College that started spitting sparks. The Boston Fire Department took a look, declared an all out, but not until trains were held up and down the line.

By - 1/7/18 - 7:51 pm

The T is advising people to add an extra 15 to 20 minutes to their morning commutes to account for the sort of delays you might expect on a system that still has problems dealing with frigid temperatures and heavy amounts of snow.

Train 900 (the 6:20 a.m. train from Stoughton) and Train 401 (the 6:25 a.m. train from Boston to Fitchburg) have been canceled. Read more.

By - 1/6/18 - 10:43 pm

The MBTA reports "severe" delays on the Red Line due to a dead train at North Quincy. This comes after an Orange Line train died near North Station.

By - 1/5/18 - 12:48 pm

The MBTA reports "severe" delays on the Orange Line due to a train that's dead on the tracks between North Station and Community College.

By - 1/3/18 - 11:07 pm

Colleen O'Connor watched the waterfall at the Forest Hills T stop round 10 p.m.

By - 1/3/18 - 1:30 pm
Flooding at Downtown Crossing

The T has shut its busiest station after a pipe burst and sent water flooding onto the station floors. This comes not long after a briefly flaming Green Line trolley roof at Park Street caused delays on that line.

Ben Rey, who took the photo, reports he got on the last train to Forest Hills from DTX, around 1:20 p.m. Both lines are still running, but bypassing the station.

By - 12/30/17 - 9:54 am

The MBTA reports everything's back to normal on the Orange Line, where a train was taken out back and shot at Forest Hills, and on the Red Line, where a train left this mortal coil at JFK/UMass.

By - 12/29/17 - 9:09 am

An Orange Line train wheezed its last at Tufts and now there are "severe" delays on the line, which was already having problems due to track issues near Wellington. Jennifer M. reports:

I have been trapped for 50 minutes between Back Bay and Tufts without heat.

Andrea Howlett adds: Read more.

By - 12/29/17 - 7:43 am

Some sort of track problem has disabled the Orange Line between Wellington and Community College, so the T is running buses instead.

By - 12/22/17 - 8:42 am

An Orange Line train breathed its last at Wellington and even though workers got it out of sight, it's still causing "moderate" delays, the MBTA reports.

By - 12/21/17 - 10:31 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line towards Forest Hills due to a non-viable train at Chinatown.

By - 12/18/17 - 8:42 am

two, actually. The MBTA reports rush hour was marred on both the Red and Orange lines by trains that crossed the river Styx.

Erica Mattison reports it took her 30 minutes to get from Ashmont to Broadway.

By - 12/15/17 - 12:28 pm
Orange Line car offloaded in South Boston's Conley Terminal

Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA reports the first four new Orange Line cars from Chinese manufacturer CRRC arrived in South Boston this morning, from where they will be transported to the Orange Line maintenance facility in Wellington for a year of testing and shakedown runs before they are put in service. Read more.

By - 12/14/17 - 9:25 pm
Center for Pain and the Brain ad

Also call if you have a migraine. Seen on the train, in Jamaica Plain.

By - 12/11/17 - 9:29 am

Christine Poff reports:

Orange line passengers in a tizzy; waiting for train makes their hair go frizzy.

By - 12/11/17 - 8:56 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays from a desiccated Orange Line train at Stony Brook.

By - 12/8/17 - 9:47 am
Sparrows on the Orange Line

Sheri Ann Chang suspects these Orange Line riders didn't pay their fares.