Orange Line

By - 3/22/16 - 6:39 pm

An Orange Line train at Downtown Crossing got on the ferry across the River Styx, which the T says is now causing "moderate" delays.

Also, Lowell Line trains were experiencing even worse, thanks to a truck that took out a gate in West Medford.

By - 3/18/16 - 11:32 pm
Wanted for Sullivan Square attack

Transit Police report a guy clad in sweats used a knife to rob a man of his backpack around 3:20 p.m. on Thursday inside the Sullivan Square Orange Line station. Read more.

By - 3/18/16 - 1:41 pm

Jeremy wonders:

What's the MBTA refund process when you tap in, realize it's fubar and then walk home?

By - 3/15/16 - 5:53 pm
Trash barrels used to collect rain at Ruggles station on the Orange Line

Hilary reports the line of trash cans put into service as rain catchers at Ruggles station today was even longer, but she just didn't have a wide-enough-angle lens to fit them all in, but, hey, at least they're not shutting the entire T down for 29 hours to inspect power cables like down in DC, right?

By - 3/14/16 - 7:20 am

It's the dreaded "severe" delays into town from Forest Hills due to a train that mistook Chinatown for the Pearly Gates this morning. Oh, but wait, what's this? Yes, trains from Oak Grove into downtown aren't coming, either.

By - 3/4/16 - 3:00 pm

Around 2:50 p.m.

A train is being held in the station, its doors closed, passengers inside.

By - 2/25/16 - 8:33 am

Some sort of power problem at Back Bay means the T is urging people headed for downtown points to use the Green Line instead. Meanwhile, The Management reports:

Stuck at Aquarium and i can't even see the penguins. Blue Line delay due to "signal problem" at Orient Heights.

By - 2/24/16 - 10:09 am

On the heels of the shutdown of the Gardenside entrance to the Orange and Green Lines at North Station comes news that the pedestrian tunnel from Back Bay to Copley Place will be shut through December, starting March 6, so that Simon Co. can make the Dartmouth Street side of their mall less of a forbidding, soulless expanse of a wall, or something.

By - 2/17/16 - 12:51 pm
Proposed new Orange Line cars

New Orange Line cars like these can't get here soon enough.

MBTA General Manager Frank DiPaola says an exterior metal panel fell off a southbound Orange Line train at State Street last night and then a second train ran over it, leading to a chaotic scene that involved passengers kicking out windows to escape the second train when it and the station began filling with smoke. In a statement, he says: Read more.

By - 2/16/16 - 8:56 pm
Riders evacuating Orange Line train at State Street

Rider jumps out of Orange Line train. Photo by Florian Penzkofer.

Heather Parker reports she was on an Orange Line train to Forest Hills, when there was a bang and what looked like flames as the train entered State Street shortly before 9 p.m.

Passengers evacuated the train, the station filled with smoke and firefighters arrived and asked the T to shut power in both directions, from Community College to Tufts.

Read more.

By - 2/15/16 - 9:29 am
By - 2/14/16 - 9:41 am

MBTA trains are no different than us - they don't like going out in subzero temps, either. At one point this morning, the T announced "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to "multiple disabled trains." Read more.

By - 2/10/16 - 2:01 pm

An Orange Line train was harvested by the Grim Reaper; its desiccated husk had to be pulled down the tracks towards Forest Hills.

By - 2/9/16 - 8:51 am

Transit Police held an inbound train at Wellington after somebody at Oak Grove reported four well dressed "Middle Eastern" men with backpacks split up into two groups and got on separate cars there. Service was stopped for about 15 minutes.

Christian reports a police dog went through the train before it resumed service around 8:50 a.m.

By - 2/3/16 - 11:02 pm

The T just issued a "severe delays" alert for southbound trains due to track issues at Assembly Square.

By - 2/2/16 - 7:03 pm

There's a dead train somewhere on the Orange Line (the T isn't saying where) and a train that breathes no more at Quincy Center on the Red Line. Passengers are not happy, but whadaya gonna do?

By - 1/30/16 - 10:24 pm

The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to a train that switched to a Stygian track at Haymarket.

By - 1/27/16 - 6:44 am

Wicked C captured the scene around 4:15 p.m. yesterday when a small fire broke out under the edge of the inbound Orange Line platform, the T workers couldn't quite see it to aim a fire extinguisher at it and then a particularly vocal guy from the outbound platform jumped onto the tracks to point it out to them (around 1:40 in the video), which the T workers did not seem to appreciate.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 1/22/16 - 9:20 am
Anxious ad on the MBTA Orange Line

Only when wondering if the Orange Line will get me to work on time ...

Forest Hills became the end of the line in more ways than one for one Orange Line train. Also, a Mattapan trolley exhaled its last at Ashmont. The T reports both lines are now moving again.

By - 1/21/16 - 7:38 am
Smokey State Street station on the Orange Line

Chris Puopolo was among the Orange Line riders forced to detrain at State Street around 6:30 this morning when the train started smoking. Around the same time, another Orange Line train flatlined at Downtown Crossing.