Orange Line

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

... Read more
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

By - 7/24/13 - 1:23 pm

Robinson Transit Police report arresting a North Andover man on a charge of groping a woman on the Orange Line around 9:50 a.m. on an inbound train pulling into North Station.

Police say his victim got a good look at Scott Robinson, 40, and gave officers a description detailed enough to... Read more

By - 7/19/13 - 10:03 am

WantedTransit Police report they are looking for this guy for an attack on a mailman on an Orange Line platform at Downtown Crossing.

Police say the mailman was in uniform and minding his own business around 6:40 p.m. on July 10 when he tried entering the Orange Line. Police say Mr.... Read more

By - 7/10/13 - 5:22 pm

Around 4:50 p.m., Clownface3 found herself on a stuck inbound train just before North Station:

Orange Line train from Oak Grove heading into North Station is stalled in the tunnel, making weird noises. 3 minutes & counting.

And did I mention that I'm in a car filled with 20+ kids heading home from a summer camp field trip?

The camp counselors are telling the

... Read more
By - 7/9/13 - 8:15 am

WBUR interviews a bunch of buskers, including the woman who plays the harp at Downtown Crossing on the Orange Line.

By - 7/8/13 - 10:35 am

So this guy intent on breaking into the Depot Express Store at Back Bay station early Sunday walks by a camera, checks out the vending machine, walks by the camera again - only this time he remembers to cover his face - breaks in, then walks away.... Read more

By - 7/6/13 - 12:37 pm

Around 12:15 p.m. on the inbound side. Photo of the scooter on the tracks.

John reports he watched the guy get helped up and his scooter retrieved, says he almost drove off the platform a second time.

A T spokeswoman says the person declined medical attention and that service was delayed for about 18 minutes.... Read more

By - 6/22/13 - 10:21 pm

Raphael Dumas and some fellow grad students from the MIT Transit Lab spent today on the T - all of it. Starting at Park Street shortly before 10 a.m. (after bicycling over on Hubway bikes from MIT), they proceeded to get on and off every open stop on all four subway lines (and, yes, that included the Mattapan line and all the branches... Read more

By - 6/13/13 - 1:07 pm

All but Orient Heights on the Blue Line and Charles/MGH now have electronic countdown clocks to let passengers know when the next train should arrive, the MBTA says.

The T adds it's improved the algorithms used to calculate arrival times, in particular at stations right at the beginning and end of lines, for "an elevated Countdown experience."

Orient Heights, currently under renovation, should get... Read more

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