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By adamg - 3/27/20 - 11:12 am

That's it, the headline is the whole story.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 6:57 pm

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays of 15 minutes due to an inbound train with a "mechanical issue" at North Station.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 1:46 pm

Adam Liberatore reports on an incident around 1 p.m. that shut the Orange Line.

By adamg - 3/9/20 - 5:12 pm

The MBTA is reporting Orange Line delays of 15 minutes due to switch problems at Forest Hills, which mean there is only one track at the station right now.

By adamg - 3/6/20 - 2:47 pm

At least it's not a bolster: The T is reporting Orange Line delays of 15 minutes due to a train with "a motor problem" inbound near Wellington.

By adamg - 3/6/20 - 12:04 pm

The MBTA, which had hoped to get the two new trains back in service by today, now says it and the manufacturer need more time - just how much they didn't say - to fix whatever's wrong with the "bolsters," part of the mechanism that keeps the wheels attached to the rest of their cars. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/20 - 7:11 am
New Orange Line train

Easy come, easy go.

The MBTA started the day by alerting us that the shiny and new Orange Line cars are once again in the shop for repairs. This time, it's a problem with the bolsters, which need work to make them "reliable and safe." Read more.

By adamg - 3/2/20 - 9:03 am

The MBTA reports residual inbound delays of ten minutes on the Orange Line stemming from problems getting a door on one train to work at Assembly.

By adamg - 2/20/20 - 12:39 pm

Transit Police officers met an inbound Orange Line train at State Street yesterday afternoon after a passenger called police to report a man in the train with an assault rifle. Read more.

By adamg - 2/20/20 - 8:49 am

Trains on both the Orange and Red Lines took a look at the thermometer earlier this morning and decided not to get out of bed, causing delays for people who had reasons to be places. Both lines are now back to normal, the T reports.

By adamg - 2/14/20 - 3:57 pm

The MBTA reports that's why Orange Line trains came to a halt.

By adamg - 2/10/20 - 10:57 am

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays of up to ten minutes due to a train with one of those embarrassing mechanical problems near Wellington.

By adamg - 2/6/20 - 11:12 am

The conversion of the Government Center garage into a large mixed-use complex will require the temporary relocation of the Haymarket bus terminal and might require the shutdown of the Green and Orange Line stations underneath that, state transportation planners say. But HYM, the company that has started tearing down the garage for a six-building complex with 800 residential units, a 200-room hotel, 1 million square feet of office space and 82,000 square feet of retail space, says it is not expecting any complete shutdown of the subway station: Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/20 - 11:09 am
New Orange Line train taken out of service

Hammar's thougts on her brief ride.

At 8:13 a.m., Sam Hammar was one happy Orange Line camper: She got to Oak Grove and there, waiting for her like a shiny new carriage was one of the new Orange Line trains. She was so excited, she posted a video - with hearts on it.

That new-train feeling didn't last long. Read more.

By adamg - 1/23/20 - 9:22 am

Too easy, in fact. JMEightDigits reports from one of the new cars this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/20 - 8:06 am

Around 6:30 a.m., an Orange Line train headed for Forest Hills joined the choir eternal at State Street, causing delays.

By adamg - 1/17/20 - 2:22 pm

The MBTA begins another round of weekend diversions on the Orange Line, starting at 8:45 tonight. The work means no service between Sullivan Square and Tufts Medical Center until Monday morning. On the plus side: No weekend fares to ride the line.

By adamg - 1/9/20 - 11:37 pm
Signs at State Street on the Orange Line

Finn provides a before and after at State Street on the Orange Line: A couple weeks ago, the T put up a new train-arrival board - which it then blocked today by putting a sign pointing the way to the Blue Line.

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