Lechmere

By - 6/13/17 - 5:37 pm
Street light smashes into car

As the front came through this afternoon, a gust of wind near Lechmere station took down a street-light pole, which fell on the hood of a car making a turn, after which the light bounced into the street, as Lisa captured.

She reports the driver and somebody in the back seat appeared to get out physically OK. Read more.

By - 4/21/17 - 11:04 pm
Wanted man

UPDATE: Transit Police report the suspect turned himself in.

Transit Police have issued a BOLO for a guy they say started screaming at a group of young kids and their chaperone on a Green Line trolley to Lechmere yesterday afternoon - and then physically attacked their chaperone at the station. Read more.

By - 4/1/17 - 11:38 am
Sparking Green Line trolley near Lechmere

Ka-blam! Northpoint resident captured the flying sparks. See the entire photo.

The T's started Lechmere-North Station bustitution; could take several hours to repair the damage. Passengers on a trolley up on the viaduct had to be walked down to the station when one of its pantographs suddenly lost contact with the overhead wire in a shower of sparks.

By - 3/4/17 - 6:02 pm
Trolley on the way to Lechmere that sort of caught fire

The T is running shuttle buses to and from Lechmere because of what Greater Boston Radio calls a minor fire. Nani, who took the photo, reports:

green line stopped right between lechemere and science park - saw a tiny electrical explosion from above - scary!

She adds that about 30 minutes after the trolley stopped, passengers disembarked and walked down the viaduct to Lechmere.

By - 7/25/16 - 6:26 pm

Emily Weisberg is waiting for a bus at Lechmere because, she reports, there's a live wire down on the Green Line tracks.

By - 7/29/15 - 6:10 pm

Brendan Kearney reports he'd just gotten off a trolley at Lechmere when the trolley failed to navigate the curve to turn around and came a bit off the tracks. The T is now busing passengers.

By - 2/25/15 - 3:59 pm

Cambridge Police say a local 17-year-old walked up to a man waiting for a bus on Cambridge Street around 9:30 p.m. yesterday, then stabbed him and ran towards the Lechmere T station.

The victim sustained two stab wounds to his lower back and buttocks area. He was later transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

By - 12/11/14 - 7:30 am
Lechmere canal in Cambridge

JB Parrett went for a stroll in Lechmere Canal Park yesterday.

By - 11/17/14 - 5:46 pm
Silver Line crowding

Packing them in at a Silver Line stop. Photo by Martin Zero.

Problems on the Red and Green lines mean crankytime for evening T commuters. Christie F. gives us a taste:

35 minutes ago my train pulled out of Lechmere. We still haven't reached Haymarket.

Southbound Red Line service has yet to reach standstill proportions, but that's of little solace to people jammed onto platforms who can't even sardine themselves into trains.

By - 6/13/12 - 7:18 pm

Ari Rizzitano explains:

When headed north on the Green Line, waiting for a Lechmere train is like waiting for the skinny Tetris block.

By - 11/10/11 - 3:04 pm

Latest T Alert:

Green Line E service will be diverted to substitute shuttle buses between North Station and Lechmere due to an automobile blocking the track area. 11/10/2011 2:07 PM

Since when did they put in grade crossings on the Lechmere Viaduct?

By - 10/25/11 - 8:34 pm

It seems like only yesterday that the T shut down service past North Station, doesn't it? The T reports trolley service all the way to Lechmere is scheduled to resume the weekend of Nov. 5.

By - 7/1/11 - 2:11 pm

Should we walk, or do we have time to take the T?

, the answer apparently is: It doesn't make a difference.

In their latest attempt to cover up how minimal the replacement shuttle bus service between North Station and Lechmere really is, the MBTA has just put up a series of new posters at North Station "suggesting" that people destined for Science Park might want to walk there instead of taking the shuttle bus. The read (in part):

Getting To Science Park

Shuttle Bus: 15 Minutes
Walking: 15 Minutes

By - 4/25/11 - 4:19 pm

The T is shutting down trolley service to Science Park and Lechmere between April 30 and November, so it can install elevators and other improvements at Science Park. Buses will run instead.

The T says by shutting down the line entirely, it will shave six months off the Science Park work.

More details.

By - 3/3/11 - 11:33 am

MassDOT today announced an agreement to swap land at Lechmere with land by North Station that will lead to a new rail service north and west of Boston - and actual construction of the long stalled North Point development.

Under the deal, the state will give Pan Am Railways the land used for the current Lechmere Green Line station in exchange for the former Pan Am rail yard, which is across the Charles River from Massachusetts General Hospital, and rights to use other Pan Am tracks in the area.

By - 2/8/11 - 3:54 pm

The T reports it will be bustituting starting at 9 p.m. tonight and tomorrow because of the need to shut Science Park for elevator work.

By - 7/21/10 - 2:59 pm

Alleged perv in actionAlleged perv in action

MBTA Transit Police say this guy allegedly used his position at the bottom of the stairs on a Green Line trolley to snap an inappropriate photos of women between Lechmere and Government Center around lunchtime on July 5. Police are looking for him about his allegedly "secretly photographing partial nudity," which is illegal in Massachusetts and carries penalties of up to 2 1/2 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.

According to a police report, the alleged overweight slob took one photo up a woman's skirt and several of a woman's breasts when she bent over to pick something up. When this woman heard the clicking, she took out her own cell phone, snapped his photo and forwarded it to police.

Wanted poster, should you want to print some up and post them or something.

By - 4/29/10 - 12:55 pm

Cambridge News Weekly reports the state is getting ready to try to sell the old Lechmere courthouse/jail, which has a few issues related to asbestos and some water damage.

By - 3/12/10 - 11:09 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today the legislature has the right to let the developers of the massive NorthPoint project build on what were once tidal marshes.

In practical terms, the decision on a lawsuit brought by John Moot - who died last year - may be moot because the developers of the project are embroiled in other legal wrangling and may never finish the project.

By - 9/23/09 - 8:59 am

The T reports a disabled trolley at the end of the line. DJM tweets:

There's smoke coming off the train at Lechmere. Not a good sign.