Orange Line

By - 12/27/12 - 1:56 pm

What do you make of this, Johnny? Trains on the Orange, Green and Blue lines slowed due to a power problem the T has yet to identify. Officials report power had come back at several locations by 1:45 p.m., however. The Blue Line was reported back up and running about five minutes after that.

By - 12/27/12 - 9:33 am

And both wind up under arrest, MBTA Transit Police report.

Police say officers arrived at Back Bay station around 9:30 p.m. yesterday to find two men brawling. After officers separated them, police say, each accused the other of starting the fight. Neither, however, wanted to press charges agains the other, police say, adding:

Officers on scene were able to determine [John] Carpenter had an

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By - 12/26/12 - 6:28 pm

MBTA Transit Police are looking for five teens for attacking a disabled 16-year-old outside the CharlieCard store at Downtown Crossing around 4:20 p.m. today. If caught, they'll be facing charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon - a shod foot.

The victim declined medical attention and was escorted to his Orange Line train. According to police, he got off an Ashmont train and... Read more

By - 12/21/12 - 10:42 pm

Well, under it, actually. Wonder if he knows Red Line Tattoo Guy.

By - 12/19/12 - 9:10 pm

Charlie conducts carolers, including new MBTA GM Beverly Scott and State Rep. Byron Rushing.Charlie, Beverly Scott, State Rep. Byron Rushing at Forest Hills.

New MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott bounded up from the Orange Line with hugs for carolers -... Read more

By - 12/18/12 - 7:15 pm

The MBTA reports both new GM Beverly Scott and Charlie the T Mascot will be on hand at Forest Hills around 6 p.m. tomorrow to welcome a group of "church ladies" and kids for some old-fashioned caroling. The originally impromptu carolers were kicked out of the station yesterday because they didn't have a busking permit.... Read more

By - 12/17/12 - 7:19 pm

A group of "church ladies" and some kids were kicked out of the Forest Hills Orange Line station tonight when they started to sing Christmas carols without an official MBTA busking permit.

But after learning of the situation, T General Manager Beverly Scott, making one of the first executive decisions of her first day on the job, decided to invite them back, to a "suitable... Read more

By - 12/15/12 - 4:40 pm

MBTA Transit Police and EMTs converged on the Chinatown stop on the Orange Line around 4:30 p.m. after a man was stabbed in the upper torso on the inbound platform. A train that left the station shortly before police were notified of the stabbing was being held at Downtown Crossing, but one possible suspect was in custody.

UPDATE: MBTA Transit Police report Anthony Bonner,... Read more

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

Outbound service on the Orange Line came to a halt around 4 this afternoon when a fight broke out on a train pulling into Ruggles. Suzi Mac tweets:

That was interesting. Witnessed a big fight at Ruggles on orange line. Busted the window of the subway car.

The train was taken out of service - after police pulled off any brawlers they could find.... Read more

By - 12/10/12 - 10:08 am

Orange Line repairs yesterday near Green Street. Photo by MBTA.Orange Line repairs yesterday near Green Street. Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA reports crews finished up repairs between Forest Hills and Green yesterday, meaning the end of the speed restrictions that let inbound commuters... Read more

By - 12/6/12 - 9:46 pm

Orange Line countdown clock

Jed Hresko captured a new train countdown clock at Mass. Ave. on the Orange Line tonight. The T began rolling out the service on the Red Line a few months ago. He reports:

Pretty sophisticated. The sign changes from ARR to BRD right as the train

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By - 12/4/12 - 7:55 pm

CoveneyMBTA Transit Police report a guy who didn't feel like getting off the Orange Line at Forest Hills around 1:20 this morning started screaming at workers. And when they told him police were on the way, he screamed even louder, then punched a window on the train, causing a series of... Read more

By - 11/29/12 - 7:53 am

Seth Simonds reports hearing the following announcement on the Orange Line this morning:

Please step on the train. Teamwork makes the dream work. Thanks for riding the Orange Line.

Hmm, you think maybe the Orange Line got him in a trade for Angry Screaming Driver?... Read more

By - 11/27/12 - 12:34 pm

AlertNewEngland alerts us that a trash fire on the inbound Orange Line near Mass. Ave. means no service since the T has shut off power to let firefighters fight the fire in peace.

By - 11/26/12 - 11:07 am

QuilesUPDATE: Judge Mark Hart Summerville set bail for the watch case at $500 and denied a request from the DA's office to revoke Quiles's release on personal recognizance in the open drug case.

A man allowed freedom after the drug evidence against him turned out to have been tested by ex-chemist Annie Dookhan... Read more

By - 11/19/12 - 9:28 am

Around 8:45 a.m, Susan Anderson tweeted:

The Orange Line is seriously standing by "due to a coffee spill that needs to be cleaned up." ... At least it made for a nice-smelling train first thing in the morning...

The coffee break happened after incoming T General Manager Beverly Scott rode the line from a chat session with commuters at North Station to a... Read more

By - 10/30/12 - 10:01 pm

MBTA Transit Police report an inbound Orange Line train hit a 22-year-old man on the tracks about a half mile north of Malden Center around 8:40 tonight. He was taken to Mass. General and is expected to survive what AlertNewEngland reports are leg injuries.

Police say Orange Line service has been replaced with buses while they investigate the incident.... Read more

By - 10/29/12 - 3:31 pm

Tree on Orange LinePhoto by MBTA.

The scene on the Orange Line near Stony Brook this afternoon. Also see photo of a tree on the platform on Eliot on the Green Line. The T reports more than a dozen downed trees along the Beacon Street... Read more

By - 10/25/12 - 12:11 pm

The inbound track needs repairs, but that requires some special parts, which are currently on order, T spokesman Joe Pesaturo says:

The speed restriction will remain in place until the repairs are made. Upon the arrival of some parts needed to make the repairs, the work will be scheduled for a weekend within sixty days.

By - 10/24/12 - 6:55 pm

Six teens were arraigned today on charges they attacked a woman on an Orange Line train yesterday evening and made off with her cell phone. And after they were done, they exchanged high fives, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

The DA's office adds that one of the teens, Eric Thompson, 18, of Dorchester, was arrested at Transit Police headquarters in Roxbury when he... Read more

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