Orange Line

By - 2/15/19 - 5:17 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge yesterday convicted Sean Devlin, 35, of North Reading, for a 2017 incident on the Orange Line in which he screamed anti-Muslim slurs at a hijab-wearing woman returning home from a prayer service and then attacked her as she fled the train. Read more.

By - 2/14/19 - 9:43 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the southbound Orange Line due to a train that came up halt near Haymarket. Of course, this being the Orange Line, signals are involved as well. Tim Lawrence is on the train and reports: Read more.

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 - 12:21 pm
Old and new Orange Line cars at Oak Grove

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.

By - 2/5/19 - 3:15 pm
Lines at Back Bay

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.

By - 2/3/19 - 11:12 pm

After the date and time of the Patriots Duck Boat parade was announced, Steve Koczela tweeted:

The Duck Boats run more frequently than the MBTA orange line.

The MBTA replied three minutes later: Read more.

By - 1/31/19 - 10:35 am
Man on Orange Line with jacket that asks if you think he's crazy

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko spotted this man on the Orange Line this morning.

By - 1/31/19 - 9:21 am

The MBTA is reporting southbound Orange Line delays of up to 10 minutes due to an earlier problem with signals.

By - 1/30/19 - 5:28 pm
Crowded State Street platform on the Orange Line

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.

By - 1/29/19 - 12:02 am

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.

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 - 1/28/19 - 8:00 am

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.

By - 1/25/19 - 11:47 am

Two Orange Line riders report the drivers of their trains (or maybe it was just the same fed-up driver on different trips) have had more than enough of the people who go from car to car handing out tissue packets with a written sob story attached in the hopes of picking up some money. Read more.

By - 1/24/19 - 8:57 am

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By - 1/22/19 - 8:56 am

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.

By - 1/20/19 - 10:35 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Orange Line due to signal problems at Oak Grove.

By - 1/20/19 - 7:43 pm

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to a recalcitrant Orange Line train.

By - 1/14/19 - 9:04 pm

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.

By - 1/12/19 - 2:00 pm
Longer Orange Line train

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).

Earlier:
They're so cute when they're little.

By - 1/12/19 - 12:35 pm

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.