Worcester line

By - 3/17/14 - 9:24 am

Unlucky Worcester Line riders, specifically those on the 582 and 506 trains, were not happy campers when they finally pulled into South Station this morning. Dave reports the 582, which had a locomotive that expired mid-route, was an hour and 47 minutes late, while the 506, which was hitched up to the 582 to push it into town, was 53 minutes late.

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By - 2/4/14 - 7:38 am

Such as the inbound train that left this mortal coil this morning at Wollaston.

Meanwhile, Jose Duca reports his Worcester Line train got into South Station at 8 a.m. He started at Southboro at 5:20 a.m.

By - 1/30/14 - 7:25 am

Around 6:45 a.m. inbound on the Braintree side of the world.

Also, there's a switch problem slowing things down outbound on the Worcester Line.

By - 1/6/14 - 4:52 pm

Trains on the Worcester, Fairmount and Franklin lines have been cancelled this afternoon because of what MBCR says is "a shortage of equipment."

By - 11/7/13 - 9:13 am

Signal problems at Sullivan Square mean sardine-level packing on inbound Orange Line trains this morning.

Meanwhile, there are major delays on the Worcester Line due to a train hitting and killing somebody.

By - 8/29/13 - 9:34 am

Preying mantis on his leg

Roving UHub photographer Will Kilburn reports:

While I was listening to the Clash's "Police On My Back" on the Worcester Line, this little guy landed on my leg... and stayed there all the way to Beacon Hill, where I finally

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By - 8/6/13 - 3:42 pm

State officials said they've completed their takeover of the rail line between Boston and Worcester from CSX, which means commuters on hot days will see far fewer delays due to speed restrictions that had been imposed by the freight line.

Also, sorry, troublesome trucks: With dispatching now under MBCR control, commuter-rail trains now get priority in dispatching; under CSX, if a dispatcher had to choose... Read more

By - 6/28/13 - 9:09 am

Mitchell Transit Police report that when officers caught up with William Mitchell, 36, traipsing inbound along the Worcester Line tracks in West Newton shortly after noon yesterday, they asked him what the hell he thought he was doing.

"It's a free country, I can walk where I want to walk," he... Read more

By - 5/30/13 - 1:54 pm

The Worcester Line has trouble in cold weather. It also has trouble in warm weather - the MBTA just announced speed restrictions on the line because of the high temperatures.

By - 5/16/13 - 7:26 am

The Boston Business Journal reports the Department of Transportation's Finance Committee this week approved a plan under which New Balance will build a new Worcester Line station near its impending new Brighton complex. The stop will be called Boston Landing.

By - 4/26/13 - 2:46 pm

The T begins express-train service between Worcester, Framingham and Boston next week that will shave roughly 23 minutes off a Worcester rider's trip.

A morning express train will leave Worcester at 6:20 a.m. each weekday, stop at Framingham at 7 a.m. and then pull into Back Bay at 7:37 a.m. and South Station at 7:43 a.m. In the afternoon, a train will leave South Station... Read more

By - 4/17/13 - 9:09 am

Passengers in Framingham

Derek McLeod was among the passengers on the P512 train into Boston shortly after 8 a.m. today when everybody was ordered off in Framingham and then allowed back on only after going through a gauntlet of police, firefighters and dogs.... Read more

By - 11/21/12 - 6:40 am

A.P. Blake reports a key part of the proposed route - the Grand Junction Bridge that spans the Charles under the BU Bridge - has had speed and weight limits put on it that are so severe the freight train that normally delivers produce to Chelsea couldn't go across it.

By - 9/22/12 - 6:55 pm

A man was fatally struck by a train this evening on the Worcester Line by the Massachusetts Turnpike and Community Rowing. Lawrence Crook at WCVB tweets the train was the outbound P563, with 450 to 500 people on board.

Newton firefighters, Boston and MBTA police and state troopers are on scene. Police have shut the rail line down to allow for body recovery... Read more

By - 7/18/12 - 7:34 pm

Desperate riders on the 5:35 p.m. train to Worcester were left wondering what they did to deserve the hell they found themselves in as they sat motionless on the tracks in Newton for more than an hour as inbound trains kept passing them.

At 7:08, the appropriately named Disgruntled Rider reported the train was still sitting in Newton - more than an hour after... Read more

By - 1/4/12 - 8:45 am

So far this cold January morning, trains have died on the Red, Blue and Green lines and the Worcester Line is experiencing major delays.

At 8:34 a.m., Tanya K. tweeted:

Two empty, broken down trains we will be pushing in. 1000+ frozen, frustrated people cramming into this one. MBTA Red Line. Good times.

A few minutes later, Candice Springer added:

Thank you, MBTA

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By - 12/19/11 - 9:36 am

A Worcester Line train died this morning in Natick; commuters on that train and the one behind it, which wound up pushing it into town, were, of course, seriously late.

Some trains into North Station were delayed by the ever popular switch problems. At least one Greenbush train was also late because, well, who knows?... Read more

By - 10/30/11 - 6:05 pm

The MBTA reports that commuters on the Worcester, Fitchburg and Haverhill lines should expect delays tomorrow morning due to storm damage.

By - 8/28/11 - 11:59 pm

Although some may have some delays, the T says.

Updated Monday morning