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By adamg - 12/4/22 - 10:52 am
Escalator covered in leaves at Bowdoin station

Dr. Jessica Dello Russo considers the escalator at the Bowdoin Blue Line station:

Seasonal public art currently on display in MBTA's Bowdoin Station, best viewed from below to really appreciate how dead leaves strewn across escalator steps brings out warm tones of caramel-hued tile walls. Couldn't find name of artist or label - maybe "Fallen"?

The T responded it's forwarding her critique to its maintenance team.

By adamg - 11/19/22 - 1:57 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man for armed robbery after his getaway was slowed when his gun fell out of his pants, letting his victim and a T worker catch up to and then grab and hold him until officers arrived. Read more.

By adamg - 10/21/22 - 12:21 am

The MBTA is vaguely blaming "power problems" for ending Blue Line service for the night with a blackout at Maverick station and special Snail-Speed Service across the harbor. Read more.

By adamg - 10/18/22 - 2:00 pm

Transit Police have released a photo of a guy wanted for lewd and lascivious behavior at the Revere Beach Blue Line stop around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/22 - 8:32 pm

Transit Police report charging an East Boston man with assault and battery for punching a Lyft driver in the head twice early this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/22 - 10:59 pm

The MBTA reports trains are delayed due to one train with "a mechanical problem" outbound at Orient Heights.

By adamg - 8/25/22 - 2:52 pm

Transit Police report arresting one of three people they say waited until a Blue Line train came into Government Center to rob and punch a jewelry vendor there, then jumped on the train to flee, late Saturday night. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 10:28 pm

Last month, it was a falling strip of metal from an Orange Line car that sparked explosions and a fire. Yesterday, it was a piece of metal that fall on a Blue Line train entering Suffolk Downs that caused sparks and halted service, WFXT reports.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 4:42 pm

Nothing like bustitution on a Friday afternoon along the Blue Line to get the weekend off to a rousing start.

By adamg - 8/3/22 - 11:21 am

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 20 minutes on the Blue Line "due to a maintenance train inspecting the overhead wires."

By adamg - 6/17/22 - 2:27 pm

The T today announced its first step in responding to this week's critical safety demands from federal investigators: Starting Monday, it will run fewer trains on weekdays on the Red, Orange and Blue Lines to give employees at its Operations Control Center a breather until it can find and train more of them. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/22 - 10:19 pm

The MBTA reports two trolleys "unintentionally coupled" at Government Center, which sounds like what might happen in a PornHub video, but probably means one rear-ended the other at very slow speed and they got coupled together (which also sounds like a PornHub video). Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/22 - 10:29 pm

JK reported from car 0775 on an inbound Blue Line train at 10:03 p.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/22 - 10:04 am

The MBTA today extended the Blue Line shutdown between East Boston and downtown until at least Tuesday, in part due to a derailment of a "construction tool cart" near Airport during repair work earlier this week. Read more.

By adamg - 5/8/22 - 11:15 pm

The MBTA announced today that the Blue Line shutdown between Airport and Bowdoin has been extended until May 13 so workers can "complete additional work and finish scheduled work" in the tunnel. Expect delays on the alternative shuttle buses and ferries.

By adamg - 3/24/22 - 9:50 am

Get ready for buses between April 2 and April 14, the Beacon Hill Times reports.

By adamg - 3/22/22 - 9:19 am

The T reports Blue Line delays of up to 30 minutes "due to a signal problem caused by a National Grid power failure."

30 minutes? One rider reports it took an hour to get from Wonderland to Suffolk Downs.

By adamg - 3/16/22 - 8:17 am
Crowded Blue Line shuttle bus

There was a "medical emergency" at Maverick serious enough that the T had to bring in shuttle buses to replace service, only as RadRebe shows, there weren't enough of them. Here, she's at Airport, where she got on a Silver Line bus to downtown - where she was further delayed by Red Line problems.

By adamg - 2/2/22 - 12:25 pm

The T reports a Norwegian Blue of a train is now at State, messing everything up, so they're now running a single shuttle train between Government Center and Maverick. Bowdoin is just completely shut, so don't even think of trying it.

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