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By adamg - 5/28/19 - 10:03 am
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Transit Police report little trouble arresting a Boston man for a phone robbery at the Revere Beach Blue Line stop around 11 a.m. on Saturday.

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By adamg - 4/9/19 - 1:14 pm

The MBTA reports delays on the Blue Line because of a phone line that fell onto the overhead power wires. At first, the T said it was calling out some shuttle buses between Wonderland and Orient Heights, but says now the errant phone line has been disconnected and that actual train service is running again, if with the usual "residual" delays.

By adamg - 3/17/19 - 11:05 pm

The MBTA says it hopes to resume Blue Line service through the waterlogged Orient Heights station with the start of service Monday morning. Still, just in case, the T advises riders to allow some extra time. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/19 - 10:44 am
Aftermath of the casket-company fire in East Boston

Boston firefighters remained at what was left of the New England Casket Co. this morning, continuing to hit hot spots with water to prevent any flareups of the nine-alarm fire that broke out around 3 p.m. yesterday, sending fire out windows and the roof well into the evening. Read more.

By adamg - 2/27/19 - 4:09 pm

Update, 4:35 p.m. All-out sent, firefighters to leave, T electricians to fix problem.

Count on not going anywhere fast on the Blue Line right now, because something on the tracks at Bowdoin is smoldering. Firefighters are a bit hampered because whatever it is is under a train, only the power is off due to the possible track fire, but they need the train moved so they can take a look. In the meantime, the T is terminating and starting Blue Line service at Government Center.

By adamg - 2/16/19 - 4:52 pm

Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA today tested "tiger dams" as a way to keep harbor water from cascading down the Long Wharf entrance to the Aquarium Blue Line stop in future nor'easters and other water-raising floods.

By adamg - 2/8/19 - 3:32 pm

The MBTA says power problems downtown are causing delays of up to 25 minutes on the Green, Blue and Orange lines.

By adamg - 1/24/19 - 8:57 am

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By adamg - 1/11/19 - 8:52 pm
Bare feet on the Blue Line

Nicholas Agri spotted this sockless, sandal wearing person on the Blue Line headed towards Wonderland this evening. No word if the person was also holding a Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee.

By adamg - 1/5/19 - 11:36 pm

The MBTA is reporting Blue Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to bollixed signals at Wonderland.

By adamg - 12/26/18 - 8:24 pm

OK, not, technically speaking, dead, since it can still use those lovely catenary wires to go somewhere, but it has an embarrassing door problem that is forcing it to stay at Beachmont and that's causing delays all up and down the line.

By adamg - 12/26/18 - 9:19 am
Massive crowd at Porter Square when the Fitchburg Line died

Just ugh. See April. Photo by Michael Doyle.

If we had a dime for every T delay, we'd be rich. Here are the ones we rhymed in 2018. It's far from a complete list of delays - we missed a few and didn't do rhymes for delays caused by deaths or that involved people being forced to walk through tunnels to escape from dead trains. Read more.

By adamg - 12/13/18 - 10:27 pm

All those spiffy newish trains on the Blue Line don't do you much good when a piece of track cracks open like a tooth needing a crown. The T reports delays of up to 20 minutes due to cracked track near Maverick.

By adamg - 12/12/18 - 12:56 pm

The MBTA reports you'll have some extra time to catch up with Facebook on your phone if you take the Blue Line because of an unspecified "power problem" at Wonderland, which on the Blue Line often means one of the overhead power lines is no longer quite so overhead.

By adamg - 12/6/18 - 10:24 am
Crowding on the Blue Line at Maverick Square

You may have read recently that the Blue Line is the exception to declining ridership on the MBTA's subway lines. Lisa Jacobson doesn't just read stuff like that, she lives it: Shortly before 9 a.m. today, she reported from a crowded Maverick Square station: Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/18 - 10:35 am

The MBTA is reporting delays on the Blue Line due to, once again, signal problems at Orient Heights.

By adamg - 11/28/18 - 3:17 pm

The T reports Blue Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to those signal issues.

By adamg - 11/27/18 - 2:06 pm

CommonWealth reports that only the Blue Line is seeing an increase in riders.

By adamg - 11/22/18 - 8:57 pm

The MBTA is running shuttle buses between Maverick and Suffolk Downs on the Blue Line due to "a power problem" (which in that stretch can mean a train pulled down a power wire).

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

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

Just need the Green to go out for the Full Baker

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