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By adamg - 10/21/21 - 2:53 pm

The MBTA announced today that the first scheduled service on the Green Line Extension to Union Square won't be until at least March of next year. Read more.

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 - 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 - 9/21/21 - 10:58 am

Update:WCVB reports the T is moving to fire the driver.

Federal crash investigators today announced the "how" of a July 30 trolley crash on Commonwealth Avenue, but are continuing to investigate the "why:" Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/21 - 9:06 am

Transit Police report arresting a man they say was stood in front of a C Line trolley in Washington Square and refused to let it pass, around 5:15 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

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By adamg - 8/5/21 - 1:12 pm
Wanted for Government Center assault; wearing Puma jacket

Transit Police are asking for help to ID this guy for an incident at the Government Center T stop around 9:50 p.m. on July 29. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/21 - 9:18 pm
Smashed in trolley

The rear of the hit trolley, the next day, after it had been taken to a T yard. Photo by NTSB.

The National Transportation Safety Board reported today that its initial findings from Friday's B Line crash showed that an outbound trolley traveling at 30 m.p.h. plowed into the back of a trolley going just 10 m.p.h. at Pleasant Street. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/21 - 12:16 pm

The National Transportation Safety Board announced this morning it "is investigating the July 30, 2021, collision of two Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) light rail trains on MBTA's Green Line near Boston, Massachusetts."

Prediction: The NTSB will issue a report that concludes the MBTA needs to equip the Green Line with a "positive train control system," just like it does after every Green Line collision.

By adamg - 7/30/21 - 9:17 pm

Green Line crashes in 2008 and 2009 - one fatal - slowly spurred the MBTA to hire contractors to equip the nation's oldest subway line with a system that would automatically brake trolleys whose operators run red lights or seem about to smash into another trolley and who disregard audible alarms to stop. Read more.

By adamg - 7/30/21 - 6:53 pm
Crashed trolley

Rear of the train that was hit. Photo by Greg Moseley.

An outbound Green Line trolley crashed into the back of another outbound trolley on Commonwealth Avenue just past Agganis Arena shortly after 6 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/21 - 11:22 am
Green Line suspect

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy, whose photo was taken by another Green Line rider around 4:15 p.m. last Thursday at Government Center. Or as police put it: Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/21 - 10:54 pm

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 20 minutes on the C Line due to a dead trolley at Coolidge Corner.

By adamg - 6/28/21 - 9:08 am
No train service on the Green Line

The sign says it all. Photo by KWAPT.

Of course the Green Line would pick one of the hottest days of the year, when more people are actually wanting to use it, to develop some sort of "power problem" that would shut the line downtown.

By adamg - 6/21/21 - 9:34 pm

The Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership reports officials announced today that the Union Square stub line is now scheduled to open in December instead of October and that the main part of the extension is now scheduled to start up in May, rather than the previously announced December.

By adamg - 6/20/21 - 11:17 pm
New look of Huntington Avenue with new transit and bike ways in one MBTA rendering

Possible next-gen Huntington Avenue, with transit/bike lanes on either side.

MBTA planners tomorrow will discuss potential new designs for the Green Line along between Brigham Circle and Heath Street and along Commonwealth Avenue with the goal to make the two branches more easily accessible to people with mobility issues. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/21 - 9:40 am
Broken Park Street step with cone

If you happened to be at Park Street yesterday and noticed a cone alerting you to a broken step, you can thank Odd Onsentino, who reports what happened after he spotted the saggy stair: Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/21 - 9:09 am

Melissa Sullivan spotted a deer running down Commonwealth Avenue in Allston this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/21 - 10:06 pm

J the roving UHub photographer happened to be in Kenmore Square just after the Red Sox called today's game due to rain.

By adamg - 5/26/21 - 9:36 am

Remember when it was about to get cancelled because it was going to cost too much? CommonWealth Magazine reports the project is now forecast to come in under budget, only in part thanks to $103 million in federal recovery aid for mass-transit projects and possibly enough so to let Cambridge and Somerville recover the $45 million they ponied up to keep the project going.

By adamg - 5/24/21 - 11:14 am

MBTA GLX! May 2021 Green Line Extension Construction Update!

Here's a detailed drone-based video of the work towards extending the Green Line past Lechmere. If you want to skip stuff about the history of the Green Line and work on the existing sections, skip to 4:50 (and yes, the narrator is not from around here, as you can tell by his pronunciation of "Tremont" and "Zakim" but it's still a cool video).

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