Green Line

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.

By - 12/21/18 - 4:08 pm
New Green Line trolley

As Orange and Red Line riders wearily await new cars, some Green Line riders got to spend time today on one of the new trolleys on that line. Alex Cox boarded the new trolley on its first day in service on the Green Line today.

It's one of 24 new trolleys coming online to add capacity for that fabled day when the Green Line Extension opens past Lechmere.

By - 12/14/18 - 1:45 pm

The MBTA will hold a drill inside the Riverside Line's tunnel between Kenmore and Fenway stations between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday: Read more.

By - 12/11/18 - 9:06 am

The MBTA reports a troublesome trolley is causing delays inbound on the B Line.

By - 12/8/18 - 2:55 pm
Kenmore Square platform on the Green Line

Jesse the roving UHub photographer didn't have much room to rove at Kenmore on the Green Line around 2 p.m., due to continuing problems caused by the trolley that derailed just outside the tunnel this morning.

By - 12/8/18 - 11:09 am
Derailed trolley outside Kenmore Square

UPDATE: After 11 hours, the B Line started running again.

A B Line trolley went off the rails as it trudged along just past Kenmore Square. WBZ reports there were no passengers on board at the time, and no injuries.

By - 11/21/18 - 9:08 pm

A trolley managed to take down one of the overhead power lines at North Station around 6:30 p.m. Now the T is busing passengers between Government Center and Lechmere.

By - 11/17/18 - 7:05 pm
Car on the Green Line tracks at Packards Corner

Sundaram shows us the car somebody managed to drive onto the outbound Green Line tracks at Packards Corner shortly before 7 p.m.

Danielle Jones photographed the car from inside a trolley: Read more.

By - 11/14/18 - 2:22 pm
Architect's rendering of project from Newbury Street

Instead of a view of sky and the turnpike, people on Newbury Street could see this.

A developer's proposal to bridge the turnpike along the more barren side of Mass. Ave. between Newbury and Boylston streets could mean several dramatic changes to the block beyond just towers covering what is now an open-air highway. Read more.

By - 11/8/18 - 10:32 am

Jesse Mermell reports from the Green Line this morning:

An older woman with a 20-something woman just got on the T car I’m on. A 20-something man kindly offered his seat. Without missing a beat the older woman says “thank you, you should meet my granddaughter Katie!” Katie looked mortified. Matchmaking grandmothers never rest!

She adds: Read more.

By - 11/5/18 - 8:54 am

The MBTA reports the morning commute started somewhat torpidly this morning due to a train that died at Malden Center on the Orange Line, a train that died at Braintree on the Red Line and a trolley that simply refused to move from Heath Street on the Green Line.

By - 11/2/18 - 4:04 pm

The T has canceled the E Line past Brigham Circle due to a trolley and a stopped box truck exchanging some love pats near the Riverway and is advising riders to jump on the 39 bus instead - but the buses are having their own problems due to all the traffic piled up as a result.