Green Line

By - 3/23/17 - 5:10 pm
Turkeys on Green Line tracks in Brookline

Shortly before 5 p.m., as Katrina Demulling shows us, service halted on the C inbound due to a pair of turkeys that refused to yield the tracks to a trolley.

By - 3/10/17 - 11:07 am

The Globe reports the T is letting Dunkin' Donuts return to the space it had on the Green Line platform at Government Center, which means commuters will no longer have to take the escalator all the way up to the plaza to get their pink-and-orange fix.

By - 3/4/17 - 6:02 pm
Trolley on the way to Lechmere that sort of caught fire

The T is running shuttle buses to and from Lechmere because of what Greater Boston Radio calls a minor fire. Nani, who took the photo, reports:

green line stopped right between lechemere and science park - saw a tiny electrical explosion from above - scary!

She adds that about 30 minutes after the trolley stopped, passengers disembarked and walked down the viaduct to Lechmere.

By - 3/3/17 - 3:18 pm
Goodwin

Transit Police report arresting Shaun Goodwin, 41, for allegedly going after another man with a hypodermic needle yesterday morning at Park Street.

Police charge that Goodwin had harassed the man in the past and that on spotting him buying a CharlieTicket around 11:20 a.m., challenged him to a fight. Read more.

By - 3/2/17 - 11:48 am

A tree that the wind helped convince to obey the law of gravity near Brookline Hills is causing "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line, the MBTA reports.

By - 3/2/17 - 11:47 am

Just got this T alert:

Green Line D branch experiencing moderate delays due to a downed tree near Brookline Hills

Last Updated: 3/2/2017 11:42:48 AM

By - 3/2/17 - 9:07 am

A dead trolley at Arlington outbound is backing up things on the Green Line. The T is reporting similar delays on the Red Line from Park to Alewife for unspecified reasons.

By - 2/17/17 - 5:53 pm

A dead train at Copley is putting the kibosh on the idea of using the Green Line to get out of town quickly this rush hour.

By - 2/10/17 - 9:54 am

The T says service was pretty durn good on the four subway lines thanks to all the investments in things like new third rails and plows and dispatch centers.

So far this morning, the T has reported Red Line problems that include dead trains at South Station and near Ashmont, signal and switch problems on the Braintree branch and at Park Street. Green Line trolleys ran even slower than usual on the C line.

But as of 9:50 a.m., the T says everything's back to normal.

By - 2/8/17 - 9:03 am

A trolley switched to the Styx tracks in Brookline Village, causing what the T says are "minor" delays.

By - 2/4/17 - 10:54 am

The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to a "switch problem."

By - 2/3/17 - 5:24 pm

The T says Green Line trolleys will just zip through Kenmore starting in the third quarter of the Super Bowl and that the 8, 57 and 60 buses that normally stop at the station will also bypass the square.

The T says it's shutting down service at Kenmore at the request of Boston Police, who are taking a number of steps to keep possible Patriots celebrations in the square from getting out of hand.

By - 2/3/17 - 10:27 am

UPDATE, 1:25 p.m. The T will run buses instead of trolleys between North Station and Lechmere for the rest of Friday as it works to fix the signal problems.

The T is reporting "moderate" delays due to an Orange Line train that kicked the bucket somewhere between North Station and Ruggles. And signal problems on the Green Line at North Station mean it might take you less time to walk between there and Lechmere.

By - 1/30/17 - 10:19 am

Via e-mail this morning, we got a photo of some some graffiti in an elevator at the Park Street T station that seems to indicate the author's carefully considered desire to build a wall to keep out Section 8 recipients. Our correspondent reports he notified the T, which promised a cleanup crew was on the way.

If you want to see it.

By - 1/21/17 - 4:33 pm
Maverick on the Blue Line at 10:48 a.m.

Maverick station, 10:48 a.m. Photo by Max Grinnell.

Even with extra subway trains and more commuter-rail coaches, the T groaned under the load of the larger than expected crowds heading to the Women's March on the Common this morning. Read more.

By - 1/15/17 - 3:41 pm

If BU and Northeastern have Green Line stops named for them, why not Emerson? Three students in a civic design and art class at Emerson have collected more than 700 names on an online petition urging the T to rename the Boylston stop as Emerson College. Read more.

By - 1/12/17 - 10:20 am

A trolley that has gone to meet its maker at Boylston Street is causing "moderate" delays, the T advises.

By - 1/9/17 - 8:44 am

Shortly before 7 a.m., Tatiana M.R. Johnson got to Stony Brook, took a look at the hordes on the Orange Line platform and issued the alarm:

hey folks just go home the orange line is a disaster

Read more.

By - 1/3/17 - 9:35 pm

The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line due to problems at Kenmore Square; initially reported as a dead train, but now as a more generalized power problem.

By - 1/3/17 - 10:51 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today overturned a Dorchester man's convictions for open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior at the Hynes Green Line stop in October, 2010 because prosecutors didn't present any witnesses to testify they were "shocked" or "alarmed" at the way he openly displayed his genitals, as required by Massachusetts public-decency laws. Read more.