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By adamg - 8/23/19 - 3:57 pm
Unhappy commuters at Community College

You can guess how these Orange Line riders at Community College are feeling while waiting for a shuttle bus. Photo by Spiffs Queer Adventures.

The MBTA has to reset its "It's been __ days since last T disaster" signs now that a track fire erupted under a train in Malden shortly after 3 p.m., forcing its passengers to evacuate on the tracks and shutting down the entire line from Community College to Oak Grove just as rush hour was about to start.

Kim Vanderbeck has videos and a running description of her sudden status as an Orange Line refugee: Read more.

By adamg - 8/22/19 - 10:00 am

Transit Police report a man on the Rockport Line tracks in Gloucester was hit and killed by a train around 6:20 a.m. Foul play is not suspected, police say.

On Monday, another man was hit and killed by a Fitchburg Line train.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 6:27 pm

Eitan Hersh was among the teeming masses forced off a Riverside Line train after a large tree branch fell in front of it between Fenway and Longwood: Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 8:53 am

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to ten minutes due to signal issues near North Station.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 10:09 pm

WCVB reports a man who robbed a Revere bank today hopped on an MBTA bus afterwards - and wound up getting arrested not long after.

Although, it did once work.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 8:39 am

The MBTA reports a "door problem" on one train inbound from Forest Hills was causing ten-minute Orange Line delays. Or as Massmikmouse put it at 8:07 a.m.:

Past half hour on an Orange Line train with door isssues. Now at Ruggles with the first car being emptied. Maybe, someday, I’ll get to Back Bay. What a morning.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 8:01 am

Transit Police report a man, about 21, was hit on the tracks by a train at the Brighton Street crossing and was killed, around 6:20 a.m.

By adamg - 8/16/19 - 4:26 pm

The MBTA reports signal problems are Forest Hills are fixed now, but that riders can still expect delays of up to 15 minutes due to them.

By adamg - 8/16/19 - 3:40 pm

New Wollaston Train Station

This woman, who loves, loves, loves the new Wollaston station, what with its gleaming and clean maps and signs and floors and stuff, would probably die of happiness on the spot if a new Orange Line train came through, so we feel bad about mentioning that JFK/UMass, Andrew and Broadway are as much "real Boston" as all the stops with more than two colors on the maps.

By adamg - 8/16/19 - 8:41 am

WCVB reports a ferry from Hull ran aground on Long Island this morning after being cut off by a "sport fishing boat." Photos from the evacuation.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 2:38 pm

After 20 months of work, the Patriot Ledger reports.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 11:14 am

The MBTA tells Adam Castiglioni why Red Line trains were particularly slow over the Longfellow this morning:

Our Track Department performed maintenance work involving inspecting rail and tamping ballast at the northbound end the Longfellow Bridge. After this type of work a speed restriction is usually put into place. It is expected to be lifted after service tonight.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 10:27 am
Everett man arrest

Transit Police report arresting an Everett man on a charge of open and gross lewdness on the Malden Center commuter-rail platform after, they say, people waiting on the neighboring Orange Line platform turned to see where some grunting sounds were coming from around 7:25 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/14/19 - 4:10 pm

As Orange Line riders vie for the chance to ride that One New Train, Red Line riders get to shake their fists at the tracks in frustration, what with delays now up to 15 minutes caused by what the T says is "a train with its brakes holding" at Alewife.

By adamg - 8/14/19 - 2:46 pm
Woman in orange gets on the Orange Line at Forest Hills

Forest Hills rider wore appropriate color for her ride into town from Forest Hills.

Shortly after 11 a.m., the first of the new Orange Line trains pulled out of Wellington, heading south. Around 11:40, it pulled into Forest Hills, disgorging its first load of railfans, regular T riders, T workers and a lots of reporters. Read more.

By adamg - 8/14/19 - 9:37 am
Old bus transfer dispenser at Back Bay station

Back in the day, when T riders without a monthly pass had to keep some tokens jangling in their pockets or purses, you usually had to pay extra to transfer from the subway to a bus. One of the exceptions was for riders of the 39 bus, who could get a transfer ticket at Back Bay. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/19 - 7:03 pm
Howard

Transit Police report arresting an alleged dumbass from Leominster who kicked and punched the windows on an Orange Line door hard enough to create spider-web fractures. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/19 - 11:47 am

UPDATE: Wednesday, mid-day-ish.

WCVB reports. Fans of humid, wood-paneled rec rooms on wheels don't have to worry just yet, though - most of the trains that will continue to lumber between Oak Grove and Forest Hills will still be those grime and rust-coated 1987 cars you've come to love.

By adamg - 8/12/19 - 7:39 am

WCVB reports the MBTA is planning some major amounts of weekend shutdowns this fall on the Green, Orange and Red Lines to get in some of that desperately needed repair work.

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