B Line

By - 1/25/18 - 6:52 pm

Harry Grillo posts photos of the B Line trolley with a broken pantograph gumming up the works at Sutherland Road tonight. The MBTA reports "moderate" delays.

By - 12/30/17 - 2:01 pm

Seems somebody's car just up and died while the motorist was trying to cross the Green Line and now the T is busing riders between Washington and Babcock streets, because while a trolley ramming the car out of the way at full speed would be spectacular, it might scratch up the trolley.

By - 12/29/17 - 7:46 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the B Line inbound due to a dead trolley at Chiswick Road.

By - 12/19/17 - 4:54 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the B Line due to a trolley past its expiration date at Sutherland Road.

By - 12/5/17 - 7:31 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" outbound delays on the B Line due to a trolley that bit the dust at Warren Street.

By - 11/10/17 - 9:44 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delay on the B Line inbound due to a train that kicked the bucket at Harvard Avenue.

By - 10/23/17 - 4:02 pm

MassDOT announced today that it's installing specialized traffic signal systems along Beacon Street in Brookline, and Comm. Ave. and Huntington Ave. in Boston that will switch to green lights for approaching trolleys. Mass. Ave. in Cambridge will get similar treatment for buses. 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 - 8/17/17 - 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 - 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 - 7/11/17 - 9:50 am

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

By - 6/14/17 - 1:55 pm

In fact, the T is now running buses between Babcock and Washington streets on the B line due to a deceased trolley at Warren Street.

By - 6/12/17 - 2:31 pm

"Moderate" delays on the Green Line to and from Brighton due to a deceased trolley at Packards Corner, the MBTA reports.

By - 4/3/17 - 2:54 pm

The T reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line out in Brighton due to a trolley that bought the farm at Washington Street.

By - 12/16/16 - 8:45 am

The Green Line is back and running between Packards Corner and BC after some unspecified power problem knocked out service and got the T to bring in shuttle buses.

By - 11/21/16 - 11:56 am

Sarah Pekala shows us the aftermath of the two-car crash on Comm. Ave. at Sutherland shortly after 8:30 a.m. that resulted in Green Line trolleys having to just sit there.