B Line

By - 3/17/14 - 9:44 pm
Downed traffic light at Commonwealth Avenue and Chestnut Hill Avenue

Nick Tomkavage reports a driver, who may have been doing 60, slammed into three light posts at Commonwealth and Chestnut Hill avenues around 9 p.m. Traffic became a mess; the B Line had to slow at the impact site.

By - 3/10/14 - 5:32 pm

If you thought you could avoid the problems on the C and D lines caused by derailment-induced bustitution by hopping on a B train, great idea - except that everybody else was thinking that, too.

Around 5:30, Teagan Rae reported:

It's insane. Three B Lines in a row completely packed.

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By - 2/24/14 - 8:36 am

The Green Line tally as of 8:30 a.m.: An inbound trolley on the B Line curdled up and died around 7:20 and an inbound trolley on the D Line spoiled at Reservoir about an hour later. Oh, and the entire Green Line came to a sluggish crawl due to "a power problem" shortly before 7.

By - 2/2/14 - 10:55 am
Car crash by trolley tracks in Brighton

Diego T. captured the aftermath of a crash near 1500 Comm. Ave. around 10:30 a.m.

By - 1/13/14 - 7:36 pm
Car on the Green Line at BC

An actual car, at BC, as photographed around 7:15 p.m. by Josh Gottlieb.

By - 8/31/13 - 6:52 pm

Service along the B line got messed up around 6:45 p.m. when a car and a trolley collided at Comm. Ave. and Wallingford. Car lost, one person inside suffered some minor cuts. None of the roughly 25 people on the trolley at the time were injured.

By - 3/20/13 - 9:14 am

Waiting at Sutherland Road for a trolley

At 8:54 a.m., Rebecca, who took this photo, reported she'd been standing at the Sutherland Road Green Line stop for more than 20 minutes, and that she was a mere newcomer there - she... Read more

By - 2/26/13 - 2:35 pm

Transit Police say a driver trying to make a left turn ahead of a trolley was cited for a collision last night that left his car with damage, sent a couple of people to the hospital for observation but left the trolley unscathed.

According to a Transit Police report, the man was driving outbound on Comm. Ave. shortly before 8 p.m. when he tried... Read more

By - 2/25/13 - 8:28 pm
Trolley collision

Collision. Photo copyright Scott Eisen. More photos.

An outbound Green Line trolley hit a car around 8:10 p.m. at Comm. Ave. and Pleasant Street.

B Line service was halted; Comm. Ave. outbound was shut. An MBTA spokesman said the cause of the "minor accident" remains under investigation. One of the two people in the car complained of back pain.... Read more

By - 12/8/12 - 10:14 am

Fire near Lake Street

El Pelon Taqueria posted this photo of a track fire near Lake Street around 8 a.m.; not long after, the T exchanged buses for trolleys between BC and Babcock.... Read more

By - 7/18/08 - 9:26 am

Jess Mullen, who lives in Roslindale, just got a job near Packard's Corner in Allston. That means taking a B train out from Copley. And that means being sucker punched by the B line:

... Day 1 (Tuesday): I was pissed because I was waiting at Park St and it felt like the center of the earth. NO TRAINS CAME FOR 20 MINUTES. Then

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By - 7/18/07 - 5:18 pm

I don’t live at Washington St in Brighton.

I don’t have any friends living at Washington St.

I don’t work at Washington St.

I don’t happen to have any reason to be at Washington St. on most days.

Yet, I find myself standing there almost every day thanks to the MBTA.... Read more