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By adamg - 5/21/24 - 1:51 pm

Three Quincy teens were arraigned Friday on charges they decided to go all droog on some other South Shore teens and bash in their heads at the Kenmore Green Line stop on May 10, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports, adding police are continuing to try to ID two other alleged attackers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/24 - 8:02 am
Signs say: No Green Line

T spreading the news at Park, photo by a roving UHub photographer.

Update, 8:21 a.m.: T reports service back to normal

The MBTA reports the Green Line is dead between Copley and Government Center because of a switch problem at Arlington. Take the Orange Line instead, or the 39 bus should your travel plans include Huntington Avenue, they say.

By adamg - 5/19/24 - 11:56 am

At 11:08 a.m., the MBTA reported delays on inbound Green Line service due to a deceased trolley at Kenmore.

Earlier in the morning, the T reported similarly pining-for-the-fjords status on the Mattapan Line due to a no-longer-functioning trolley there - but that one was bad enough that the T was advising riders to just forget about it and take the Route 24 bus instead.

By adamg - 5/18/24 - 7:29 pm
D Line train heading into Boston tonight

Mbcrowley snapped an inbound D Line trolley just past Waban around 7 tonight:

No One is using the T … yes some will board but they have a ton of work to do to get people back and spending $$$ on consultants to figure out how to save money is not going to get riders

By adamg - 5/13/24 - 10:50 am

At 9:49 a.m., the MBTA reported delays on the Green Line Extension between East Somerville as workers went into Officer Mike mode and escorted some baby ducks off the tracks.

Aw, shucks: More ducks.

By adamg - 5/13/24 - 9:08 am
Car on the Green Line tracks at Fuller Street

Transit Police report that around 3 this morning, somebody in a 2015 Hyundai drove onto the inbound Green Line tracks at Packards Corner, and then, realizing he couldn't escape the clutches of the sarlacc pit there, got out with a pal and ran away. "TPD Detectives to follow up," police say. "Vehicle towed from scene, no damage to tracks."

By adamg - 5/8/24 - 2:56 pm

The MBTA was forced to rustle up some buses to get Riverside Line riders between Fenway and Reservoir due to an issue with the overhead wires near Brookline Hills.

By adamg - 5/8/24 - 10:04 am

The T is reporting delays of up to 15 minutes along Beacon Street due to a trolley that diverted to Train Valhalla at St. Mary's.

By adamg - 5/4/24 - 1:03 pm

The MBTA reports that signal issues at Government Center mean Green B and C trains are currently making Park Street the end of the line.

By adamg - 4/26/24 - 12:44 pm
Park Street suspect

Update: Transit Police report they've IDed the guy.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say started harassing a woman on the Green Line at Kenmore and finished by punching her in the left side of her face at Park Street, shortly before 10 p.m. on April 17. Read more.

By adamg - 4/20/24 - 10:29 pm

Newton Police report arresting a Providence man they say led them on two chases around the Riverside MBTA station this evening - first in his car and then, after he realizing the police were blocking the parking-lot exit, by getting out and running down the trolley right of way. Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/24 - 2:31 pm
Two people holidng signs alerting runners they are faster than the Green Line

Martin Lieberman noticed a developing theme among signs people held to cheer on the runners today. Another example.

Hugmajesty watched the runners rolling by near Cleveland Circle: Read more.

By adamg - 4/15/24 - 9:39 am
Kent Street crossing closed

A roving UHub photographer reports from Beacon Street at Kent Street in Brookline, where the Green Line stop was supposed to remain open until 10 a.m., but which was closed at 8:40 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/24 - 9:11 pm

Brookline.news reports the woman charged with the Longwood graffiti was recently fired from a job at the MBTA.

By adamg - 4/5/24 - 3:33 pm

Select Board Chairman Bernard Greene says the MBTA quickly responded to a town request to erase the "Zionist Pigs" and peace symbol somebody sprayed on at least one signboard at the Longwood Green Line stop yesterday.

Greene adds: Read more.

By adamg - 3/12/24 - 9:55 am

The MBTA is blaming a faulty trolley for Saturday morning's derailment on the outbound B Line, rather than the track and other work that was completed just the day before: Read more.

By adamg - 3/10/24 - 10:29 pm
Mace man and Lysol lady on the Green Line

Mace man and Lysol lady, surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a man who maced numerous passengers on a Green Line trolley at Lechmere around 2:25 p.m. yesterday and a woman who sprayed Lysol into the eyes of a driver of a Green Line shuttle bus at Babcock Street around 11 p.m. on Feb. 21.

If either look familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050, anonymously if you prefer.

By adamg - 3/9/24 - 11:40 am

The MBTA switched back to bustitution between Copley and Babcock Street on the B Line this morning after a trolley derailed near Kenmore Square shortly before 9 a.m. Also:

Cleveland Circle and Riverside trains will terminate at Kenmore. Westbound service will be rerouted to the E Branch at Copley. Riders can also use local bus route 57 for service between Babcock St and Copley.

By adamg - 3/7/24 - 6:05 pm
Green Line delay message: Train halted to save a baby duck

Update: Yes, it is a bit early for baby ducks. The duck was an adult female hooded merganser.

David Yamada took a screen capture of a Green Line delay message at 9:36 a.m. today: Read more.

By adamg - 2/29/24 - 3:05 pm

WCVB reports MBTA General Manager Phil Eng said today that the power cable that shorted out or blew up or something that tripped all the other power cables at North Station to shut down, taking the Blue, Green and Orange lines with them didn't belong to National Grid - it was the MBTA's own cable. Read more.

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