Orange Line

By - 6/18/12 - 4:59 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the T has some space in several stations (Back Bay, Forest Hills, Harvard, Alewife, North Station, South Station, Airport and Malden Center) it's looking to rent for retail use.

The Journal notes there are several prohibited uses, including the sale of tobacco, scratch tickets and popcorn.

Popcorn? T spokesman Joe Pesaturo says the T has had enough with popcorn... Read more

By - 6/9/12 - 8:57 am

JP Patch takes a look at how the story of a little girl, her stuffed bunny and the MBTA went national

By - 6/6/12 - 9:56 pm

CSA at Green St., followed by dispatcher Rhiannon Bernier and
train driver Frank Limone. Audio from MBTA.

Casey reports on a near tragedy averted at Green Street, where daughter Roozle's stuffed Nummy bunny ... Read more

By - 6/5/12 - 12:11 pm

Got this interesting T alert earlier today:

Orange Line experiencing 10-15 min delays due to a signal problem at Orient Heights Station. 6/5/2012 5:52 AM.

note - I presumed the alert was for the Orange Line, as I'm not signed up to get Blue Line alerts

By - 5/24/12 - 10:32 am

South End Patch reports on impending bustitution north of the city to let the MBTA build the new Assembly Square stop in peace. There's no set schedule yet for the "diversions," but the T says what will start out as sporadic shutdowns will grow more frequent as the station progresses.

By - 5/17/12 - 5:08 pm

Weird sign at Forest Hills

"Cookbooks for sale," this sign at Forest Hills probably says.

By - 5/10/12 - 4:00 pm

PaganMBTA Transit Police report that even after two shots of pepper spray yesterday afternoon, a Chelsea man collared for trying to steal an Orange Line rider's phones managed to flee an officer - who managed to catch up with him and finally subdue him on a commuter-rail platform with his baton.

Police say... Read more

By - 5/6/12 - 9:28 pm

Alert New England reports somebody was stabbed in the throat by the Old State House entrance to the State Street T stop around 9 p.m. The T shut down the station to let police investigate the incident.

Christopher Baer tweeted not long after:

I saw a man holding a cloth to his throat getting into an ambulance outside State St. T station a

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By - 4/26/12 - 12:44 pm

Jamaica Plain Patch reports on a late-night incident at Stony Brook station in which four riders teamed up to capture and detain an alleged cell-phone thief - despite some punches from the guy's accomplices.

By - 4/24/12 - 9:19 pm

Orange Line suspectMBTA Transit Police report they are looking for a man who attacked a woman on an Orange Line train somewhere between Downtown Crossing and Malden on the afternoon of March 30.

Police say he sat down next to the woman, began talking to her and then indecently... Read more

By - 3/31/12 - 1:54 pm

A trash fire on the tracks just before Chinatown outbound around 1:40 p.m. shut service to Forest Hills. MBTA workers extinguished the fire themselves, but Boston firefighters went into the tunnel to take a look.

The last major trash fire near the Chinatown stop was almost exactly a year ago.

By - 3/20/12 - 12:30 pm

At various points this morning, the Green, Red and Blue lines all had problems due to dead trains (at Kenmore, Park and Bowdoin, respectively). No doubt feeling left out, the Orange Line this afternoon developed switch problems.

It was not, however, a rare perfect quadfecta - those only happen when all four lines shut down simultaneously.... Read more

By - 3/19/12 - 4:38 pm

Fly guy on Boston's flyest subway line.

On Saturday, Melissa Gibson spotted this dude at Jackson Square on the Orange Line with rapper Rick Ross's visage shaved into his hair. She reports "Phill da Barber" in Roslindale did the honors.

Anybody know where in Roslindale Phill strops his razor?

Copyright Melissa Gibson. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 3/13/12 - 2:47 pm

Nothing beats battleship gray.

You look at the Best Buy vending machine in Forest Hills and you wonder when they're going to take off the sheet metal and get it back into operation. In fact, as I learned today from one of the guys at the newsstand next to it, you can already buy stuff from it. But this time, they've hidden all the merch well away from prying... Read more

By - 3/7/12 - 4:51 pm

YusufBoston Police report an off-duty cop returning home from a detail at the Garden last night had to subdue an out-of-control passenger who, after refusing to stop harassing other passengers, turned on him and sent him to the hospital with minor injuries.

According to police, the cop, heading toward his car at... Read more

By - 3/5/12 - 9:12 am

Broken trolleys on the Green Line, borked signals on the Orange Line, non-functioning lights on the Red Line at Park Street. But at least the Blue Line was working just fine.

Oh, and don't be so smug, morning drivers: Storrow inbound was FUBAR.... Read more

By - 2/5/12 - 1:55 pm

Don't try riding your bike up the escalator while holding a cup in one hand. SC reports watching in amazement today as a guy rode his bike down the Orange Line platform at Forest Hills, then tried to ride it up the escalator:

He got stuck at the bottom & spilled his coffee everywhere. ... Got one wheel on and lost control while still

... Read more
By - 1/9/12 - 12:54 pm

The morning after No Pants Day, Gretchen Bostrom tweets (don't read if eating):

Just witnessed a guy blow snot into his hand & wipe it on a bench at Charles MGH station, Alewife side. Seriously? No wonder we get sick!

Now I will NEVER sit on a public bench if I can help it!

I think I'm going to be that crazy lady

... Read more