Green Line

By - 4/15/19 - 8:52 am

But are you surprised? The Green Line riders lost whatever chance they might have had when, naturally, their train was taken out of service at Kenmore.

By - 4/12/19 - 3:30 pm

The MBTA reports service on the E Line is back to normal after a trolley died at the Longwood Medical Area stop and caused delays of up to 20 minutes.

By - 4/6/19 - 12:42 pm
Homans Building gone

Jay K shows us the remains of what had been the last standing parts of the Homans Building, knocked over this morning to make way for construciton of the Gilman Square station on the new addition to the Green Line and an adjacent power substation. Read more.

By - 4/4/19 - 8:49 am
Removing the tree

Removing the ground-seeking tree. Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA had to run shuttle buses between Kenmore and Reservoir after a tree fell on wires that run along the tracks this morning. At 8:43 a.m., the T reported the tree had been cleared, the wires had been fixed and regular trolley service had resumed.

By - 3/29/19 - 8:30 pm
Wedged in car

Danielle Jones shows us some of the carnage in Cleveland Circle where a trolley and several cars had a rather sharp disagreement over who should go where shortly before 8 p.m. Read more.

By - 3/21/19 - 10:15 pm

NBC Boston reports the woman is expected to survive.

By - 3/21/19 - 8:55 am

A Green Line trolley near Boylston and an Orange Line train somewhere on the tracks both suffered embarrassing mechanical problems around the same time this morning, causing delays on the two lines, but the MBTA says everything's back to being hunky dory.

By - 3/18/19 - 6:07 pm

The MBTA reports everything's back to normal on the Green Line after "a disabled train with a mechanical problem" gummed up the works at Arlington earlier.

By - 3/1/19 - 9:50 pm

The MBTA is running shuttles between Lechmere and North Station due to a trolley that had some sudden issues getting power down from the wires. Here are some T workers doing some emergency repairs to the trolley as it sits on the viaduct.

By - 3/1/19 - 3:36 pm
Owl and MBTA worker

The MBTA reports delays on the Riverside Line due to an injured owl caught between the tracks at Brookline Hills, but that a worker safely removed Hooty and handed him over to the town's animal control officer.

By - 2/27/19 - 9:12 am

The Red Line was slowed during Rush Hour when a door on one train came up lame; Green Line riders suffered a similar fate due to an entire trolley that couldn't pull its own weight at Government Center.

By - 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 - 2/8/19 - 12:41 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Somerville man for assault with a dangerous weapon for an incident this morning that started at the Riverside Green Line station, then continued on an inbound trolley. Read more.

By - 1/28/19 - 10:03 am
Broken escalator at North Station

Was it only three weeks ago that the pedestrian tunnel under Causeway Street finally opened? T.J. Winnick reports this morning:

Not only is the weeks-old North Station tunnel way too narrow for rush hour but the escalator has already been out of order since last week!

By - 1/24/19 - 11:41 pm

What the MBTA described as "a power problem" on the Green Line at Park Street tonight forced the evacuation of the platforms and royally screwed up service on the line. Power problem? Yeah, just a tad.

By - 1/18/19 - 8:46 am

It was another weary morning for commuters on the Red and Green Lines due to a Red Line train that developed mechanical problems near Harvard and trolleys that started pondering the meaning of life inbound at Sutherland Road and outbound at Arlington. But the T says all is fine and dandy again.

By - 1/14/19 - 9:15 am

The MBTA reports Green Line delays of up to 15 minutes coming into town from the west due to a trolley that's broken down at Park Street. At 9:06 a.m., Phil R. reported the impact down the line

I've been sitting on an #mbta #GreenLine train just outside Kenmore & we haven't moved in AT LEAST 10 minutes. There were 2 announcements about a disabled train, but we STILL haven't moved.

By - 1/6/19 - 2:52 pm
North Station tunnel

Kathy reports the tunnel is finally open today - no more braving the elements to get between the Green and Orange Line stop and the commuter-rail station and the Garden..

Mark Allen is pretty happy: Read more.

By - 1/3/19 - 7:30 pm
SUV on Green Line tracks at Englewood

Henry Wong shows us the SUV whose driver somehow managed to get the vehicle's wheels ensnared on the inbound tracks of the C Line near Englewood Avenue sometime after 6:30 p.m. The T reports it had to stop trains at Coolidge Corner and bring in some buses to get riders between there and Cleveland Circle.

By - 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.