Orange Line

By - 2/10/17 - 4:53 pm

Only "minor" delays on the Orange Line, the T reports.

By - 2/9/17 - 3:19 pm
Orange Line snow plow

The T has hooked 80 of plows to the front of Red and Orange Line trains today to try to smash that demon snow away from the trains' air scoops so it won't short out the motors like it did so disastrously in 2015 (but just in case). Also, it will have a jet-powered Snowzilla like this to blast the snow away.

By - 2/9/17 - 8:36 am
Not much traffic on Tremont Streetin the South End this morning

Tremont Street was wide open at 8 a.m. as people heeded warnings and stayed home. Photo by Pilotblock.

MiMu captured a similar scene on the platform at Roxbury Crossing on the Orange Line shortly after 9 a.m.: Read more.

By - 2/8/17 - 4:54 pm
Plenty of spare train engines

The T reports it has dozens of spare engines ready to replace any on the Red and Orange lines that might burn out during tomorrow's storm.

By - 2/4/17 - 11:29 pm

Around 11:15 p.m. in front of the donut shop. Police are looking for two suspects - a black man and a Hispanic woman - who fled towards South Street. The victim's injuries did not appear life threatening.

By - 2/3/17 - 10:27 am

UPDATE, 1:25 p.m. The T will run buses instead of trolleys between North Station and Lechmere for the rest of Friday as it works to fix the signal problems.

The T is reporting "moderate" delays due to an Orange Line train that kicked the bucket somewhere between North Station and Ruggles. And signal problems on the Green Line at North Station mean it might take you less time to walk between there and Lechmere.

By - 2/2/17 - 4:38 pm
Galaitis

Transit Police report a man already facing charges for fare evasion, threatening T workers and punching a T cop was arrested again after being caught trying some more fare evasion at Chinatown on the Orange Line. Read more.

By - 2/2/17 - 2:26 pm
Carmelo Maldonado

Transit Police report they are looking for Carmelo Maldonado, 50, of points unknown, for stealing at least three bikes from the Stony Brook stop on the Orange Line.

If you see him (click the link for additional photos), contact detectives at 617-222-1050, or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.

By - 1/30/17 - 6:41 pm
North Station after an Orange Line train dies

North Station still life by Jared.

An Orange Line train gave up the ghost between North Station and Community College and now people are stacking up with no place to go. Courtney Hayes reports:

A train broke down between north station & community college, 20+ mins waiting for a train to push it into CC.

By - 1/23/17 - 11:01 pm

Around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, a woman was riding the Orange Line when two guys, one white, the other black, got into an argument that escalated with the white guy physically attacking the black one:

The aggressor pushed/threw the victim on top of me as I was sitting and started punching him. My glasses were broken and head scraped in the process.

Read more.

By - 1/12/17 - 11:45 am
Rubber mat stretched to catch water in Downtown Crossing MBTA station

Who'll stop the rain? Not the creaky infrastructure at the Downtown Crossing T stop. Mark Novak captured some T worker's ingenious solution for stopping the water plotzing on people's head in a stairway between the Red and Orange Lines. Hopefully, somebody remembers to empty it before it gives way, though.

By - 1/11/17 - 12:24 pm
Sacchetti

Transit Police report arresting a Malden man on charges he determined the best way to make his point in a political discussion early this morning on a train to Forest Hills was to pull his pants down and show just what a man he is.

Or as Transit Police put it: Read more.

By - 1/9/17 - 8:44 am

Shortly before 7 a.m., Tatiana M.R. Johnson got to Stony Brook, took a look at the hordes on the Orange Line platform and issued the alarm:

hey folks just go home the orange line is a disaster

Read more.

By - 1/6/17 - 12:37 pm

Two men got into a fight on an outbound Orange Line train approaching North Station shortly before 12:30 p.m. The loser got punched in the eye; the winner fled out the station and onto the street, where he melted away into the crowds.

By - 1/6/17 - 8:16 am

A deceased train at Sullivan Square is gumming up the works on the Orange Line.

By - 1/4/17 - 9:44 am
Wrapped up Orange Line mockup car getting ready for trip to Boston

The MBTA reports the Chinese company that will build new Orange and Red Line cars has packed up a two-thirds mock up of an Orange Line car for shipment to Boston, where the T will give it the once over. Read more.

By - 12/30/16 - 8:38 am

Deb Beatty Mel reports Orange Line trains are entering and leaving from both sides of the platform again, several months after one side was shut to allow for the work needed to build a new station entrance on the other side of New Washington Street.

By - 12/29/16 - 2:12 pm
Hawk at Green Street station on the Orange Line

This hawk was perched near the elevator in the Green Street station in Jamaica Plain this morning.

Earlier:
Hawk hurt at Back Bay station.

By - 12/29/16 - 8:54 am

UPDATE, 9 a.m. Delays officially upgraded to "severe."

An Orange Line train has gone to its just rewards at Mass. Ave. and now riders get to experience "moderate" delays, although some are questioning the use of that word: Read more.