Orange Line

By - 8/18/17 - 10:34 am

"Minor" delays on the Orange Line to Oak Grove as a results, the MBTA advises.

By - 8/17/17 - 7:32 pm
People waiting for a shuttle bus on the Orange Line

Tim Hanafin shows us the sitch at Community College around 6:50 p.m., after a train dumped him and everybody off there, leaving them stranded, waiting for a shuttle bus or a sign from God or something.

By - 8/14/17 - 12:28 pm
Guy with manbun escorted off Orange Line tracks

John Kendricken reports his Orange Line train came to a halt between Ruggles and Mass. Ave. late this morning due to a guy who decided to hang out on the tracks. For his safety and that of the Transit cops sent to get him out of there, the T cut power on the line, Kendricken reported around 11:30:

It's starting to get really warm and smelly in here.

By - 8/11/17 - 8:46 am

The Herald reports on an inciddent the other day at Chinatown on the Orange Line involving a couple of the non-union "ambassadors" a contractor had supplied to replace MBTA customer service agents at T stations.

By - 8/2/17 - 10:37 pm

"Moderate" delays towards Oak Grove due to a train that bought the farm at Chinatown, the MBTA advises.

By - 8/1/17 - 3:33 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to switch problems at Forest Hills, where trains were already limited to just one side of the platform due to work on Arborway-related station renovations.

By - 8/1/17 - 11:43 am
Ziu

Transit Police report arresting Ilirian Ziu, 50, of East Boston, on civil-rights and destruction-of-property charges for an incident on July 13 at the Ruggles station on the Orange Line.

Read more.

By - 7/25/17 - 6:06 pm

UPDATE, 6:25 p.m. The T stop has been re-opened and normal service is resuming.

The Orange Line came to a halt in both directions after State Police responded to Bunker Hill Community College for a bomb threat late this afternoon. The T is now running shuttle buses between North Station and Sullivan Square.

By - 7/20/17 - 6:45 pm

John Stephen Dwyer reports on an incident at the Back Bay Orange Line stop around 2:30 p.m.: Read more.

By - 7/19/17 - 1:37 pm

"Moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to signal issues at Oak Grove, the MBTA reports.

By - 7/14/17 - 9:55 pm
Wanted man

Transit Police report they are looking for this man for an incident at Ruggles on the Orange Line, shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday. Police say the guy "targeted two females based on their perceived country of origin with verbal abuse" and, as long as he was at it, smashed a window on a passing outbound train. Read more.

By - 7/13/17 - 4:20 pm

"Moderate" delays on the Orange Line, the MBTA says.

By - 7/12/17 - 6:16 pm
Crammed trains on the Orange Line

Barely able to hold it together on the best of days, the creaky Orange Line groaned under the extra bodies of Green Line riders told to go Orange to get around the mess downtown today. Tim Lawrence shows us some of the put-upon Orange Line riders at Sullivan Square after many of them had helplessly watched three full-to-bursting trains with no room left pointlessly stop at Downtown Crossing and State Street only to be ordered out at Sullivan when their train was taken out of service.

By - 7/7/17 - 2:48 pm
Wanted for Ruggles robbery

Transit Police report they're looking for this guy for the unarmed robbery of a 62-year-old woman at Ruggles around 8:05 a.m. on June 27.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.

By - 6/25/17 - 10:10 am

Sunday is no fun day when an outbound train dies at Ruggles, causing what the MBTA calls "minor" delays.

By - 6/22/17 - 2:40 pm

Transit Police report a woman was hit by an outbound Orange Line train at Ruggles around 12:30 p.m. Her death remains under investigation, but police say they do not suspect foul play.

Buses were called in to shuttle riders between Jackson Square and Back Bay as the investigation continued.

By - 6/21/17 - 11:33 am

A woman wearing a head scarf on the Orange Line came under attack Monday night by a man who started screaming anti-Muslim slurs at her and hit her in the back with an umbrella before using his fists and feet to knock out a window, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/19/17 - 11:24 pm

John Duffill reports the Orange Line was basically shut when the third rail short circuited at Haymarket before 10 p.m. The T was continuing to report "severe" delays as of 11:20 p.m.

By - 6/11/17 - 11:38 pm
Mother of my baby is dead, so give me money, please

The past few weeks have seen an explosion of the number of Tissue People on the T: People with allegedly horrible lives who seek donations in exchange for a small pack of tissues.

Annie Oakenfold, who has been collecting these notes for more than a month now, reports a woman passed the above note and a pack of tissues on the Orange Line tonight. Read more.

By - 5/25/17 - 9:53 am

Now this is nuts: Jennifer Costa reports the T had to evacuate an Orange Line car at Jackson Square this morning after a squirrel boarded and began running all over the car.