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By adamg - 10/14/19 - 10:31 am
Working on the Orange Line

The MBTA posted some photos of its work on the Orange Line downtown over the weekend, during the second of six straight weekend shutdowns on that section of the line. Part of the work included replacing track at Downtown Crossing.

By adamg - 10/13/19 - 2:51 pm
Flyover for Green Line Extension to Union Square

Ted took some photos of progress on the Green Line Extension past Lechmere, including construction of the flyover for the branch to and from Union Square in Somerville. Read more.

By adamg - 10/10/19 - 9:09 am

Cowardly Assault & Robbery Ashmont MBTA

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Transit Police report arresting a Hyde Park man and say they are looking for other men for an attack and robbery at Ashmont station around 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

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By adamg - 10/9/19 - 11:36 am

The MBTA says all's right with the world and the Ashmont line again after a dead Red Line train there was taken out back and, well, you know.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 9:05 am
New Red Line cars

The MBTA reports the first of the new Red Line cars arrived at the T's Cabot Yard in South Boston yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 8:59 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to ten minutes on the Orange Line due to a train with a "mechanical problem" that stopped moving near Haymarket. They finally got the beast to move, they report.

By adamg - 10/8/19 - 9:08 am

One of the shiny new Orange Line trains went back into service this morning, its doors now all working and stuff, just in time for one of the old wheezing rec rooms to belch some smoke into the Tufts Medical Center station due to a "motor problem." The T turned on some fans to air the station out, but of course there are now delays on the line, of up to ten minutes.

By adamg - 10/4/19 - 10:24 am

The T starts six weekends of shutdowns on the Orange Line between Sullivan Square and Tufts Medical Center starting at 8:45 tonight. There will be bus service between Haymarket and Sullivan Square; people heading to State, Downtown Crossing and Chinatown will have to transfer to the Green Line. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/19 - 1:27 pm

A Transit Police dispatcher says he's owed big time for getting fired after watching a TV account of the arraignment of a woman charged with climbing onto the base of the Statue of Liberty in a political protest and telling coworkers she "should go back to Africa," - because he wasn't being racist, but merely expressing his political opinions and that if anybody's being racist, it's the T for forcing his firing because he's white. Read more.

By adamg - 10/1/19 - 12:01 pm

A downed power line in Canton is causing major havoc for Northeast Corridor and Providence and Stoughton Line train service.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 1:09 pm

WGBH reports that one of the little metal signs that lets T workers know where underground wires and stuff are came loose just as a train was passing by at the Medford/Malden line and came into contact with both the third rail and one of the train's electrical "shoes," causing a big spark that started a fire.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 11:37 am

UPDATE, 11:50 a.m. Firefighters leaving, but power will stay off until MBTA workers fix whatever was causing flames when the power was on.

The Orange Line, which was delayed earlier this morning because of smoke from the tracks at Malden Center, is delayed again as firefighters try to figure out why something is burning on the tracks, this time near Forest Hills. Power has been shut in both directions. Buses are being called in to replace trains between Forest Hills and Stony Brook.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 8:55 am
People waiting at Malden Center on the Orange Line

Manny Lim was among the growing horde stuck at Malden Center shortly after 7 a.m., what with firefighters on the tracks investigating the source of smoke rising from them. The T reports everything's back to normal now.

By adamg - 9/27/19 - 9:54 pm
Red Line test car being offloaded in New Jersey

Red Line car being offloaded in New Jersey

The MBTA reports that the first two "pilot" Red Line cars from CRRC arrived in New Jersey from a Chinese factory today and will now be trucked up to the Red Line's Cabot Yard in South Boston, where they will undergo extensive testing (including, no doubt, of the doors) before the T gives the go-ahead to CRRC's Springfield plant to start cranking those puppies out. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/19 - 8:56 pm

Streetsblog Mass reports the T pulled the trains from service because of a problem with the doors. But no worries, yet: The T adds the trains should be back running on Monday and that the manufacturer is, of course, paying for the work.

By adamg - 9/25/19 - 9:06 am

The MBTA is blaming signal problems at Wonderland for delays on the Blue Line this morning. To add insult to injury, one car is covered in puke.

By adamg - 9/23/19 - 5:15 pm

MassDOT reports the board that runs the T agreed to spend $345 million to buy 80 new bi-level coaches from Hyundai-Rotem - which will increase capacity on the entire commuter-rail system by about 14,000 seats a day once they all roll out and replace more of the single-level coaches still in use. Read more.

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