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By adamg - 1/28/23 - 3:22 pm

The MBTA reports it's rounding up some buses to replace the C Line trolleys that can't run due to a train that has switched to the track to Elysian Fields at Coolidge Corner.

By adamg - 1/28/23 - 3:06 pm
Firefighters work to free woman from under a trolley at BU Central

Firefighters work to free woman. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters and Transit and Boston police officers worked to free a woman who somehow wound up trapped under a trolley at BU Central around 11:40 p.m. on Friday. NBC Boston reports the woman suffered serious injuries but is expected to survive; adds officials did not say how she got under the trolley but that it does not appear to be due to an fault by either a T worker or the trolley.

By adamg - 1/26/23 - 9:27 pm
First responders in Copley Square

The scene in Copley Square. Photo by Rand. Can't sit still.

What the MBTA described as a signal problem turned out to be a trolley derailment just after Copley Square outbound that left passengers on that train and two trains behind it stuck in the tunnel. Read more.

By adamg - 1/25/23 - 4:15 pm

The MBTA advises Green Line service is currently delayed due to the fact that a trolley just refused to move one inch further near Park Street.

By adamg - 1/22/23 - 6:26 pm
Car on Green Line tracks along Beacon Street

Photo by a roving UHub photographer.

The MBTA had to bust out some shuttle buses for the C Line after a driver somehow wound up on the tracks near Dean Road and Beacon Street, around 5:30 p.m. The T reports things are back to as hunky dory as they get these days on the Green Line.

By adamg - 1/13/23 - 10:04 am

Transit Police report arresting three of the four people they say got on the Red Line at Harvard with a crowbar, then used it to threaten people they beat and robbed on a trip that ended at the Fenway Green Line stop, where they got off a trolley and smashed the crowbar into a person's face before running towards Brookline Thursday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 1/11/23 - 4:25 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on inbound B Line trolleys due to a recalcitrant trolley at Sutherland Road.

By adamg - 1/11/23 - 12:49 pm

MassLive.com reports on the verdict in the case of Owen Turner, who was at the controls of a Green Line trolley that slammed into a stopped trolley near Agganis Arena on July 30, 2021. Turner had been charged with criminal negligence.

By adamg - 12/31/22 - 6:43 pm

The T reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the inbound B Line due to a trolley with "a mechanical issue" at Chiswick.

By adamg - 12/26/22 - 10:28 pm

WHDH reports on the derailment, which involved a trolley in the yard at the end of the BC line, with no passengers onboard.

By adamg - 12/21/22 - 11:43 am

The MBTA reports the Federal Transit Administration will pay $66 million towards bringing Symphony on the Green Line into the 21st century. Read more.

By adamg - 12/13/22 - 2:59 pm
Cover of a book about Jumbo

When the first Green Line train pulled out of Medford/Tufts early yesterday morning, somebody dressed in a furry elephant suit was onboard. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/22 - 9:42 am
On the first Green Line train out of Medford/Tufts

Emily Wean reports she managed to get on the first ever Green Line train out of Medford/Tufts at Ball Square shortly after 4:45 a.m., even though the train was crowded. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/22 - 1:32 pm

The MBTA reports it's rolled out some shuttle buses to get riders between BC and Washington Street on the B Line because of a deceased trolley at South Street.

By adamg - 12/11/22 - 1:21 pm

WBUR recounts 32 years of effort to get the Green Line Extension built.

By adamg - 12/5/22 - 9:26 pm

Fig City News reports Mark Development is asking for an extra two years to make a required $25 million payment to the MBTA and show proof it has enough financial backing to begin work on its proposed residential/life sciences complex at the Riverside Green Line station. Blames rising interest rates and construction costs.

By adamg - 11/25/22 - 11:39 am

Transit Police report arresting a South End men they say attacked at least two women at the Copley Square Green Line stop this month - and say they are now investigating whether he is responsible for additional attacks. Read more.

By adamg - 11/17/22 - 10:35 am

MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak announced this morning that the Medford branch of the Green Line Extension, the long one, the one with more than one stop, will start taking passengers on Dec. 12. In recent days, the T has been running test trolleys up and down the line.

By adamg - 11/11/22 - 10:57 pm

The MBTA reports it's breaking out some buses to try to ferry C Line riders who are stuck between Cleveland Circle and Coolidge Corner because a driver somehow got his or her car stuck on the tracks near Cleveland Circle.

By adamg - 11/2/22 - 2:12 pm

Marx Bros. Why a Duck?

You can laugh or you can cry about Green Line Extension service this afternoon.

At 1:51 p.m. Jill Rodgers sent a Green Line cri de couer from a trolley sitting motionless on the viaduct between Lechmere and Union Square, you know, the part of the Green Line that was shut down for a month to make it work all nice and smooth and stuff. Read more.

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