The MBTA says power problems downtown are causing delays of up to 25 minutes on the Green, Blue and Orange lines.
Ethan H. spotted the past and the future of the Orange Line at Ethan H. spotted the past and the future of the Orange Line at Oak Grove today. The new cars, some of which were originally supposed to go into service in December, are now scheduled to begin carrying passengers this spring, maybe. Read more.
The hardest part of getting to the Orange Line this afternoon was getting through all the people waiting for a train on one of the commuter-rail tracks.
Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko spotted this man on the Orange Line this morning.
The MBTA is reporting southbound Orange Line delays of up to 10 minutes due to an earlier problem with signals.
Eli Reusch is on a packed Orange Line platform at State, where he and other riders are beginning to wonder if they'll ever get home. The MBTA reports a train went to meet its maker at Sullivan, causing delays of up to 15 minutes.
Around 9:30 p.m., an Orange Line train pulled out of Ruggles on its way downtown. Only a rider, for whatever reasons, had her arm partially stuck outside one set of doors as the train began to move. When the driver didn't seem to respond to the intercom, a rider pulled the emergency brake. Read more.
The MBTA reports delays of up to ten minutes on the Orange Line due to a train at Haymarket that wishes the new cars would get here already so it can retire to Florida.
Danielle reports she had to do a bit of backwards commuting on the Orange Line this morning:
Typically take the Orange Line from Ruggles to Back Bay. Severe delays and overcrowding. Now heading outbound to Forest Hills to catch a train to back bay. What a joke.
The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Orange Line due to signal problems at Oak Grove.
The MBTA reports Orange Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to a recalcitrant Orange Line train.
WBUR reports the first brand-new Orange Line car since the 1980s won't start taking passengers until sometime in March. The T says the delay - it had originally hoped to have at least one new train running by last month - is to thoroughly test the French-made systems that will link the trains to the line's signalling system. The delay is just for the very first train - it should not affect delivery of future cars from the Springfield factory assembling the cars from mostly Chinese components, the T says.
Roving UHub photographer BradM spotted this six-car brand-spanking-new Orange Line train sitting above across the Mystic around 9:20 this morning. Almost looks like that thing will be ready to roll into actual service, weary Orange Line riders can only hope (you may recall the T had originally said it would get at least one all new Chinese-by-way-of-Springfield Orange Line train in service by the end of 2018).
They're so cute when they're little.
The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Orange Line due to "a disabled train with a door problem" at Downtown Crossing.
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