Blue Line

By - 11/19/18 - 7:27 am

Around 6:45, Micahel noticed signal problems were causing delays on the Red, Orange and Blue lines.

Just need the Green to go out for the Full Baker

By - 11/13/18 - 7:00 pm

Signal problems from Orient Heights to Suffolk Downs caused major delays on the Blue Line at rush hours, the MBTA reports, adding the problems have been fixed.

By - 10/22/18 - 8:45 am

At 8:36 a.m., Phil R. reported:

Currently on an inbound Riverside train that's "standing by until further notice" just outside Beaconsfield "due to two disabled trains ahead".

Read more.

By - 10/12/18 - 9:45 am
Government Center MBTA station lit up in purple for Hubweek

Last night, Redsox223 wandered around City Hall Plaza, let up in various colors for Hubweek.

Copyright Redsox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 8/31/18 - 2:38 pm
Part of an old MBTA Blue Line car in downtown Taunton

For more than five years, what looks like half of a Blue Line car has sat on a small vacant lot at 14 Weir St. in downtown Taunton. Its owner, a local landlord, had once hoped to turn the cast off MBTA replica into a diner of the sort that used to line the streets of the one-time silversmithing hub. Read more.

By - 8/30/18 - 8:07 pm

UPDATE: The T has closed Maverick and Bowdoin on the Blue Line.

The MBTA reports major delays on the Blue, Green and Orange lines due to "a power outage in the downtown area:"

Trains are standing by or moving slowly until given permission to move.

Read more.

By - 8/21/18 - 3:38 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge yesterday sentenced Rogelio Alvarado, 23, for shooting two men on an inbound Blue Line train on Jan. 19, 2016, one of whom had nothing to do with his beef with a rival gang, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 8/15/18 - 8:16 pm
Alvarado

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Rogelio Alvarado, 23, of two counts of assault and battery by discharging a firearm and two gun charges for a 2016 attack at the Maverick T stop that sent two men to the hospital - only one of them the rival gang member he was aiming for - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 8/7/18 - 8:05 am

Power problems have forced the T to run the Blue Line on just a single track between Maverick and Government Center, and that's a bit less than optimal, as in - they've brought in some buses to try to move some passengers. Or as John in Eastie puts it:

By - 7/18/18 - 10:07 pm

Around 2 p.m. yesterday, people inside the Government Center T stop saw an odd thing: two Transit Police officers walked in, put cuffs on one of the red-shirted T ambassadors and marched him out in the pouring rain to their police car. Read more.

By - 7/3/18 - 6:21 pm

UPDATE: The line is moving again, with "only" 20-minute "residual" delays.

The T is reporting "delays of more than an hour" due to a busted train near Maverick that another train tried to push into the station, only according to one rider, that train broke, too.

An hour? Couldn't somebody walk the length of the line in less than that?

By - 6/24/18 - 7:15 pm
Digging a tunnel under Boston Harbor for a trolley line

Back at the start of the 20th century, boring a tunnel took a lot of hard, manual labor - you still needed big, burly men to hack away at the rock. The BPL has three sketches of men at work digging a tunnel for a trolley line between downtown Boston and Maverick Square ... Read more.

By - 4/4/18 - 8:09 pm

As if all the other mishegas on the T today weren't enough, Erinn Larson reports a Blue Line got stuck at State Street for some 15 minutes this afternoon, not because of any mechanical problems, but because of one of the T's more charming underground denizens - a guy with a bicycle, a shopping cart filled with lots of stuff - and a deep and abiding anger at something or other. Read more.

By - 3/27/18 - 7:58 am

The Blue Line continues to have residual delays due to a track fire earlier in the morning near Orient Heights, the MBTA advises.

By - 1/30/18 - 3:19 pm

A Blue Line train died at Maverick Square, but the MBTA says it's been disposed of and now everything's hunky dory.

By - 1/7/18 - 7:51 pm

The T is advising people to add an extra 15 to 20 minutes to their morning commutes to account for the sort of delays you might expect on a system that still has problems dealing with frigid temperatures and heavy amounts of snow.

Train 900 (the 6:20 a.m. train from Stoughton) and Train 401 (the 6:25 a.m. train from Boston to Fitchburg) have been canceled. Read more.

By - 1/5/18 - 8:40 pm

A dead inbound trolley at Boylston is causing "moderate" delays on the Green Line.

Earlier, there were "moderate" delays on the Blue Line due to signal problems at Orient Heights and "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to a deceased Alewife-bound train.

By - 12/1/17 - 7:33 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Blue Line due to a deceased train at Wood Island.

By - 9/27/17 - 8:41 am

Riders on the Blue Line and the Riverside branch of the Green Line had problems this morning when trains just refused to budge.