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By adamg - 10/19/21 - 9:14 pm

The Orange Line isn't about to let the Green Line upstage it tonight: The MBTA reports delays due to a train that ended its ride prematurely by dying at Green Street.

By adamg - 10/19/21 - 9:10 pm
Green Line derailed near Heath

An E Line trolley leaving Heath didn't get far tonight after some of the wheels on a Type 8 car jumped the tracks, Ari Ofsevit reports.

The line is now starting and ending at Brigham Circle.

By adamg - 10/17/21 - 2:47 pm

The MBTA will be giving away $5 Dunk's gift cards at South Station at the convenient time of 1 p.m. on Monday. Bonus: Get a free face mask with every gift card. Workers will also be handing out the gift cards and masks at various subway stops at random times: Maverick, Orient Heights, Wonderland, North Station, Haymarket, South Station, JFK/UMass, Ashmont, Braintree, Harvard, Park Street, Copley, Kenmore, Back Bay and Forest Hills.

By adamg - 10/11/21 - 4:12 pm
Crashed piece of metal at Savin Hill

Photo by Tim Shannon.

Tim Shannon says he'd just gotten off the Red Line at Savin Hill last night when he heard a cracking sound. And then, a 2 to 2 1/2-foot long metal slab, the bottom of one of the staircases leading up to the exit crashed at his feet. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/21 - 11:02 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Blue Line - which could include trains just sitting in stations, their doors open, as an inspection train traverses the above-ground part of the line taking a close look at those overhead wires that make the trains go.

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By adamg - 10/3/21 - 11:34 pm
Popcorn the hedgehog

Just when you think you've seen it all on the Orange Line. Roving UHub photographer Dan Peters spotted this hedgehog, named Popcorn, just chillin' near Mass. Ave. this evening, while his owner sat across from him, just watching people's reactions and laughing.

By adamg - 10/1/21 - 9:37 pm

Shortly before 7 p.m.

Service was halted as riders headed upstairs for shuttle buses that some say never came.

By adamg - 10/1/21 - 10:44 am

A Louisiana family who lost almost everything in Hurricane Ida who came up here to watch the Saints play the Patriots on Sunday got off a train after the game at Back Bay were on that escalator that suddenly went into reverse, throwing them down and mangling them - they claim in a suit against the MBTA and the company contracted with maintaining the device. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/21 - 9:38 pm
Wanted for indecent assault and battery

Surveillance photos via Transit PD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a man they say has sexually attacked women at least three times in recent months on the Orange and Green Lines. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 5:59 pm
People train waiting at Park Street

Joe Ruscio was in line at Park Street around 5:20 p.m. for one of the alleged Red Line shuttle buses to JFK/UMass supposedly running due to this morning's Broadway derailment. No buses in sight, he reported.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 4:29 pm

Both Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George issued statements today that this morning's latest Red Line derailment, coming just days after an escalator tore the flesh off riders at Back Bay and a man fell to his death at JFK/UMass, is just the latest proof that the T needs more investments to make it safer and more reliable. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 10:26 am

Two cars hit a tunnel sidewall. The MBTA reports it's now running shuttles between JFK/UMass and Park Street.

Closeup of the damage. And a closeup of a bit of the station or wall embedded in the train.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 10:05 am

A lightning strike at Wellington means signal problems on the Orange Line and that, of course, means delays, serious enough to just have trains sit at stations.

By adamg - 9/27/21 - 9:41 pm

WBZ reports the latest on the up escalator that suddenly reversed direction at Back Bay yesterday, sending nine people to the hospital (story has graphic details on what happened to one little girl and her mother).

By adamg - 9/27/21 - 5:54 pm

The MBTA reports an outbound Blue Line train near Aquarium has ceased to run. "Trains may stand by at stations."

By adamg - 9/26/21 - 6:26 pm

Boston EMS reports nine people had to be taken to local hospitals after an up escalator at Back Bay reversed and began going down, around 6 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/25/21 - 4:16 pm
Passengers waiting for a train that isn't coming at Maverick

Passengers waiting for an alleged shuttle train to Boston around 3:40. Photo by Nicholas Bauer.

Something went all fizzzly and sparky on the Blue Line this afternoon, turning what is normally a quiet Saturday into the equivalent of a rush-hour commute as the T scrambled to arrange a shuttle train between Maverick and Aquarium on the outbound tracks because the inbound tracks were no longer usable. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/21 - 12:02 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Middleborough man they say refused a request from a conductor to put a mask on, then shoved the employee and forced his way aboard by using his shoulder as a battering ram. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/21 - 9:58 pm

Transit Police report officers rushed over to Andrew station on the Red Line Wednesday morning after getting word that two guys had walked out of a Quincy store with several thousand dollars of merchandise they hadn't paid for - and then used the Red Line as their escape route. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 9:02 pm

At 8:51 p.m., the MBTA announced "a power problem near South Station" and that trains would be standing by at stations.

The announcement, however, doesn't mention anything about trains that were in tunnels when the power went off. Read more.

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