Orange Line

By - 2/24/18 - 12:32 pm
Fallen ceiling beam at Back Bay on the Orange Line

The pipe in question. Photo by Joe Growhoski.

UPDATED with MBTA statement about what the thing was. Also, Back Bay station was re-opened shortly after 2 p.m.

A ceiling drain pipe fell on the roof of an inbound Orange Line train at Back Bay around 12:25 p.m. No injuries, but passengers were briefly ordered held in the train. Needless to say, inbound service from Forest Hills is now at a standstill. The T is starting up a bus shuttle between Jackson Square and Back Bay.

Earlier:
Red Line train, track fail in a blast of sparks, glass shards.

By - 2/22/18 - 6:17 pm

There's a supremely recalcitrant train at Back Bay on the Orange Line, leading to "moderate" delays towards Oak Grove, the MBTA reports.

By - 2/22/18 - 1:56 pm

The Orange Line reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line from Sullivan Square to Back Bay due to a train that just coudn't take it anymore.

By - 2/16/18 - 9:18 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to the signal problems. Lauren Picone helps define "moderate" on the T:

It's taken me half an hour to go two stops on the Orange Line.

By - 2/14/18 - 10:00 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line towards Oak Grove because of a newly recalcitrant train.

By - 2/14/18 - 9:14 am

The MBTA reports "minor" residual delays from Downtown Crossing to Forest Hills due to a train that went to meet its maker.

By - 2/12/18 - 11:38 am

The deceased inbound train is good for "minor" delays on the Orange Line, the MBTA reports.

By - 2/10/18 - 12:14 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line due to a train that switched to the tracks to Elysium near Back Bay.

By - 2/9/18 - 10:25 am
New Orange Line cars at Wellington

Roving Uhub photographer Ben Themo spotted a pair of the brand-spanking-new Orange Line cars just chilling on some tracks next to the Orange Line shops at Wellington today. They'll eventually be put through their paces in months and months of testing on the revamped third set of tracks north of Boston before being placed into actual service for long suffering Orange Line riders.

An even shinier, closer view: Read more.

By - 2/9/18 - 8:52 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line due to a suddenly very still train at Oak Grove.

By - 2/5/18 - 12:24 pm

Oh, Reddit: There's an entire Reddit "subreddit" dedicated to drawing subway maps of cities, only instead of connecting subway stations, they connect Subway sandwich shops. Because, of course.

Here's Boston, but it has a major problem: It doesn't show the Mass. Ave. Subway, the one that's built into the Mass. Ave. subway stop (also missing: the one in Cambridge's Central Square).

H/t Welcome to Dot.

By - 2/2/18 - 9:55 pm

The MBTA reports the dreaded "severe" delays on the Orange Line due to switch problems at Forest Hills that have basically knocked one track out of service between Forest Hills and Stony Brook.

Maggie reports that, at least at first, one train driver didn't seem to know what to do: Read more.

By - 1/29/18 - 7:44 pm

The MBTA reports the elevators and escalators at Orange Line stations from Jackson Square to Forest Hills stopped running tonight. Losing power will do that, but the good news is the power's back on.

By - 1/29/18 - 4:09 pm
Chadwick

Transit Police report a man caught trying to get down to the Orange Line at Back Bay without paying reacted to the news he was under arrest by grappling with an officer and biting him in the head this morning.

Read more.

By - 1/27/18 - 5:51 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to the deceased train at Roxbury Crossing.

UPDATE: Another train died around 10:30 p.m. at Haymarket.

By - 1/26/18 - 11:35 am

But now it's gone and the MBTA reports normal service on the Orange Line again.

By - 1/25/18 - 11:35 am

Juliana Piemonte was on the Orange Line this morning when one end of a ceiling panel fell, narrowly missing the heads of taller riders - who then held the panel up as the train hurtled along the tracks.

By - 1/24/18 - 6:08 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" delays due to a deceased train at Malden.

By - 1/22/18 - 2:48 pm

The MBTA reports it's replacing Orange Line trains with buses between Ruggles and Forest Hills due to a problem with the tracks at Jackson Square.

By - 1/19/18 - 2:35 pm

The MBTA just announced it will be running shuttle buses between Sullivan Square and North Station this weekend due to the need for "emergency station repairs" at the Community College Orange Line stop.