Orange Line

By - 6/25/17 - 10:10 am

Sunday is no fun day when an outbound train dies at Ruggles, causing what the MBTA calls "minor" delays.

By - 6/22/17 - 2:40 pm

Transit Police report a woman was hit by an outbound Orange Line train at Ruggles around 12:30 p.m. Her death remains under investigation, but police say they do not suspect foul play.

Buses were called in to shuttle riders between Jackson Square and Back Bay as the investigation continued.

By - 6/21/17 - 11:33 am

A woman wearing a head scarf on the Orange Line came under attack Monday night by a man who started screaming anti-Muslim slurs at her and hit her in the back with an umbrella before using his fists and feet to knock out a window, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/19/17 - 11:24 pm

John Duffill reports the Orange Line was basically shut when the third rail short circuited at Haymarket before 10 p.m. The T was continuing to report "severe" delays as of 11:20 p.m.

By - 6/11/17 - 11:38 pm
Mother of my baby is dead, so give me money, please

The past few weeks have seen an explosion of the number of Tissue People on the T: People with allegedly horrible lives who seek donations in exchange for a small pack of tissues.

Annie Oakenfold, who has been collecting these notes for more than a month now, reports a woman passed the above note and a pack of tissues on the Orange Line tonight. Read more.

By - 5/25/17 - 9:53 am

Now this is nuts: Jennifer Costa reports the T had to evacuate an Orange Line car at Jackson Square this morning after a squirrel boarded and began running all over the car.

By - 5/22/17 - 5:54 pm

"Moderate" delays, the MBTA says.

By - 5/5/17 - 4:56 pm

It's the severest of delays on the Orange Line this Friday afternoon rush hour, due to a train that chose now, of all times, to flat line.

By - 5/3/17 - 4:49 pm
Andujar

Transit Police report arresting a Roslindale man they say sat down next to a woman on an Orange Line train headed to Forest Hills this morning, unzipped and began fondling himself.

Read more.

By - 4/25/17 - 4:18 pm

The T reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line.

By - 4/22/17 - 6:18 pm
Bernie and Phyl's ad

Remember when our worst complaint about Bernie and Phyl's ads was their jingle?

Several months after the furniture chain plastered subway trains with mildly risque ads about how many people their couches could handle, they've introduced new ads that cut right to the chase: If you copulate or die in bed, you better hope you do so in one of theirs. Read more.

By - 4/17/17 - 10:40 am
Jean-Gilles

Transit Police report arresting a Brighton man on charges he molested a woman on the Orange Line between Downtown Crossing and Oak Grove Saturday evening.

Read more.

By - 4/13/17 - 4:58 pm
Cat on the Orange Line

Marc Ebuña had some time for some selfie action on the inbound Orange Line just before Tufts Medical Center due to a disabled train somewhere ahead of him, his cat, and the other riders on the train around 4:20 p.m. As of 4:55 p.m., everything seemed clear, though.

Earlier:
Strollercat furor on the Red Line.

By - 4/11/17 - 9:50 pm

UPDATE, 11:10 p.m. Service has resumed with "minor" delays.

"Severe" problems on the Orange Line due to a "track" problem at State, the T advises. The track problem turned out to be a fire in an electrical cable that brought Boston firefighters to the platform. The T is going to try to re-route around the bad cable.

The Orange Line is shut between Back Bay and North Station. NO BUSTITUTION. Use the Green Line or Silver Line or walk.

By - 4/5/17 - 11:18 am
Johnson and Nakhili

Johnson and Nakhili

Transit Police charge two urban explorers who like taking subway photos from trackside are to blame for yesterday afternoon's massive Orange Line delays. Read more

By - 4/3/17 - 8:09 pm
New Orange Line car

Neil the roving UHub photographer took in the mockup of a new Orange Line car on City Hall Plaza today, reports the T is going with the shiny, slidey plastic seats. They're scheduled to arrive by 2022.

By - 3/31/17 - 8:48 am

An MBTA work vehicle got jammed on the tracks at Tufts overnight, forcing the T to begin Orange Line service with shuttle buses between Back Bay and Jackson Square. They cleared it, finally, and things are back to normal, more or less.

Headline thanks to Ari Ofsevit.

By - 3/30/17 - 3:51 pm

The T reports "moderate" delays due to a train now pushing up daisies at Malden.

There are similar delays on the Blue Line due to a deceased train at Government Center.

By - 3/28/17 - 1:08 pm
Kevin Churnetski

Transit Police report arresting Kevin Churnetski, 39, on charges he whipped out his alleged manhood on a northbound Orange Line train and "performed a lewd act in full view of all passengers."

Read more.

By - 3/27/17 - 6:10 pm
Loose seat on the Orange Line

If loose lips sink ships, what do loose seats on the Orange Line do? Andrew Choy spotted this seat-to-go this afternoon.