Orange Line

By - 11/5/13 - 4:18 pm

Around 1 p.m. The MBTA reports:

There was no train in the area. He made no contact with the third rail. Taken to Brigham and Women's to be checked out.

A witness on the platform says he appeared to just pass out and fall down, on the left track:

He got off the train on the opposite side and was walking towards the escalator past

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By - 11/5/13 - 10:05 am
Wanted for larceny.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who helped himself to $20 from the wallet of a person in a wheelchair at the Downtown Crossing T stop on Oct. 17.

He's described as Hispanic, with black and grey hair, about 5’8" and 165 lbs.

If you know him, contact Transit Police detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.... Read more

By - 11/4/13 - 8:51 am

Anna Sims reports what the driver of her Green Line train said:

This train is having issues, I'm not sure it will get you where you're going.

Perhaps she's on the same train as Mark, who reports:

20 minutes to go 5 stops on the b line. I know I shouldn't expect much of the b line but yikes,

Both the Green Line... Read more

By - 10/30/13 - 7:34 am

The morning starts with a dead train at Wellington on the Orange Line, a dead Green Line trolley somewhere on Huntington or South Huntington and a dead train outbound at Maverick on the Blue Line (say, aren't those the T's newest and freshest subway trains?).

By - 10/29/13 - 7:48 am

Doc Sigma tweets:

A woman outside Forest Hills Station is going around trying to sell vibrators.

Emily Chionchio checks in from the Red Line:

Second seat for your muffin, that's a new one on the Red Line.

She kept awkwardly nibbling on it and was seated facing it like it was her life partner.

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By - 10/22/13 - 12:46 pm

Gov. Patrick said today riders of increasingly decrepit Red and Orange Line trains will see relief in 2019, when the first of new cars begin arriving under a schedule set by the MBTA board of directors:

The project will deliver at least 226 vehicles; 152 Orange Line cars, replacing the entire fleet of 120, and 74 Red Line cars with an option to increase the

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By - 10/16/13 - 4:52 pm

Don't think of them as "severe delays." Think of them as chances to get to know your fellow riders better.

By - 10/9/13 - 3:38 pm
Ambroult

Transit Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man for allegedly trying to stick somebody up right in the lobby of the Forest Hills Orange Line stop last night.

According to police, William Ambroult, 40, approached a man in the lobby and showed "what the victim believed to be a handgun and demanded the victim turn over his money."

Police say the victim ran and... Read more

By - 10/4/13 - 12:05 pm

Transit Police report arresting Mohammad Noor, 27, on charges he beat up a worker at the Roxbury Crossing Orange Line stop on Sept. 20 when told he had to take an argument with another man outside the station.

According to police, Noor reacted to the request by punching the 69-year-old worker in the face until he dropped to the ground - and then kicked... Read more

By - 9/26/13 - 11:19 am

Happened Wednesday night, Boston Metro reports.

By - 9/18/13 - 4:08 pm
Traffic cone at Back Bay Orange Line station

I was waiting for a Forest Hills train this afternoon when a guy coming through the tunnel from Copley Place approached the bars on one side of the fare gates. He reached through the bars, grabbed the cone, maneuvered it upwards until he had it in hand, then dropped it down over one of the fare gates, which triggered the electric eye to open the... Read more

By - 9/11/13 - 3:39 pm

H/t Darrell Daniel.... Read more

By - 9/5/13 - 12:04 pm

A smoldering cable near Haymarket shut down the Orange Line this morning because the T shut off power to let workers safely repair the cable. A T spokesman says power was restored around noon.

Fortunately, God graced us with the Green Line, so people not in the mood for a leisurely jaunt on a nice September morning were able to get from here to... Read more

By - 8/29/13 - 1:14 pm

GustinTransit Police report arresting a Saugus man on charges he indecently touched two women on two different subway lines.

According to police, William Gustin, 29, indecently assaulted a woman on the Red Line between Central and Kendall around 6 p.m. on Aug. 19. This morning, around 7 a.m., police say, detectives... Read more

By - 8/10/13 - 11:11 pm

Updated Sunday a.m.

Transit Police report the recovery of a body of a man in his 50s from under an outbound Orange Line train shortly after 11 p.m.

Transit Police detectives along with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office are currently investigating the facts and circumstances leading to the incident. At this time there are no signs of foul play

The T organized bus... Read more

By - 8/9/13 - 4:36 pm

Lining up for an Orange Line shuttle at North Station. Photo by Nick Palmarozzo.Lining up for an Orange Line shuttle at North Station around 6:15 p.m. Photo by Nick Palmarozzo.

Lengthy delays on the... Read more

By - 8/8/13 - 6:41 pm

UPDATE, Friday a.m.: An MBTA spokesman reports: "We found no video evidence to support the story you sent us."

UPDATE: Dorchester Reporter News Editor Gintautus Dumcius caught up with Clemons at a candidate forum in Dorchester tonight. He tweets:

He denies it, quite adamantly.

An outraged Orange Line rider reports on an incident around 9 a.m. Friday at Forest Hills involving mayoral candidate Charles... Read more

By - 8/7/13 - 4:11 pm

Waiting strips. Photo by Charles Rosenberg.

Charles Rosenberg spotted these new plastic strips on the platform at Back Bay the other day.

Turns out the MBTA is trying out Customer Assistance Areas at select stations for passengers with mobility and sight issues:

In

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By - 7/29/13 - 9:35 am

Giant shrimp

Vincent Morreale forwarded this photo of the Giant Orange Line Shrimp, reports it was for a bit for a Web video series called Staying in Boston: The Series. No word if the next scene involved the shrimp being chased through a Downtown Crossing... Read more

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