Green Line

By - 9/14/17 - 3:46 pm

An electrical fire at Haymarket means the T is now busing riders between Lechmere and North Station.

By - 9/13/17 - 8:14 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Green Line inbound due to a trolley that met its maker at Boylston.

By - 9/12/17 - 6:56 pm
Parkman Bandstand

Bandstand scene. Photo by David Finnerty.

Somebody was shot around 6:45 p.m. at the Parkman Bandstand. A suspect ran into the Park Street MBTA station and then onto the Green Line tracks towards Boylston Street. Boston Police officers and state troopers ran onto the tracks after him. Read more.

By - 8/31/17 - 6:16 pm
Truck on tracks

Why, yes, the B Line is stuck this rush hour because the driver of a U-Haul van somehow managed to get it stuck on the tracks near the BU Bridge. Annie Whitehouse, who captured the moment for posterity, suggests:

U-Haul stuck on the tracks at the BU Bridge is the most Allston thing to ever happen.

At least since the last most Allston thing to ever happen, back in 2015.

By - 8/23/17 - 3:36 pm
Willem Doeleman

Transit Police report they've charged an Easthampton man with using a selfie stick to take a photo up a woman's skirt at the Copley Square Green Line stop back in June.

Read more.

By - 8/17/17 - 1:11 pm

The MBTA says it's postponed a shutdown of the Riverside Line this weekend and will instead run trolleys as usual. Instead:

Buses will replace Green Line D branch trolleys between Reservoir and Riverside Stations in both directions next weekend, Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27, as scheduled.

By - 8/17/17 - 10:54 am

"Moderate" delays on the Green Line out to BC due to a trolley that died where B Line trolleys always seem to die - at the curve at Packard's Corner, the MBTA advises.

By - 8/13/17 - 1:05 pm

MassDOT reports that the complete re-opening of the Commonwealth Avenue bridge near the BU Bridge has been delayed for several days due to grouting taking longer than expected and the need to hold off pouring some concrete because of recent rains.

Weather permitting, trolley service on the MBTA Green Line B-Branch and private vehicle access to the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and Boston University Bridge and local roadways will resume by the middle of the upcoming week.

By - 8/12/17 - 10:27 am

The MBTA is rolling out the buses to replace B Line service between Babcock and Washington due to a trolley that thought it could, but it couldn't.

By - 8/8/17 - 3:21 pm

Dead trolleys are gumming up the works on the B and D lines, the MBTA reports.

By - 8/6/17 - 10:36 pm

MassDOT reports it's returning the turnpike in Allston to the full four lanes in both directions tomorrow morning, three weeks ahead of schedule.

The news is not quite as good for people who drive on the road above the turnpike - or take the Green Line, though: Work there to replace half of the Commonwealth Avenue bridge will continue through next week.

By - 8/6/17 - 4:41 pm
Green Line bully

Camo-hatted bully in action. Photo by David Yamada.

A man's haranguing of a young Muslim woman that started on the Green Line platform at Prudential Saturday ended on a trolley when several people stood up and put themselves between them, according to one of the participants in the incident. Read more.

By - 7/31/17 - 9:11 am
Commonwealth Avenue bridge work under way

Photographynatalia took a look at the construction work on Comm. Ave. where it crosses the turnpike yesterday as workers begin to replace half the bridge (with the other half to get replaced next year).

If you normally drive/ride over the bridge, how was your commute this morning? Read more.

By - 7/30/17 - 10:54 am

Jacquelyn Goddard at MassDOT shows us some of the work to replace half the Commonwealth Avenue bridge in front of the BU Bridge over the next three weeks.

Earlier, John McLachlan took a look at where the Green Line used to be:

By - 7/12/17 - 11:15 pm
Pink stuffed animal on a Green Line trolley

Kate Estrop found this stuffed animal riding the E Line all alone tonight, wonders if it belongs to somebody.

By - 7/12/17 - 1:01 pm

UPDATE: And the answer is NO. The Green Line is a mess - no service at all between Arlington and Government Center, due to a small tunnel fire that forced passengers to leave trains and walk the tracks to the nearest stop. At least one person taken to the hospital from Park Street.

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to a "power problem" at Boylston.

By - 7/11/17 - 9:50 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the B Line due to a trolley meeting its maker at Packards Corner.

By - 7/5/17 - 2:46 pm

The MBTA reports "severe" problems on the Riverside Line due to a balky switch at Reservoir.

By - 7/1/17 - 1:27 pm
Old MBTA map showing Arborway line

Pat from Boston notes that Hynes station still has maps showing the E Line going all the way to Arborway (even if in the "temporarily suspended" format), something it hasn't actually done since Dec. 29, 1985.

By - 6/28/17 - 5:20 pm

Earlier this afternoon, the Lechmere train I was on pulled into Government Center. After the robo-voice announced the station, it stated the usual "The destination of this train is Lechmere" twice. After the second destination announcement, the robo voice then stated "This train will run express to Haymarket."

About half the people in the front car, including me, immediately broke out in laughter.