Orange Line

By - 12/10/18 - 12:26 pm

The Globe reports an Orange Line driver had to be escorted out of his train at Downtown Crossing this morning when he refused to drive the train any further and began ranting over the PA about how dangerous the train is.

By - 11/30/18 - 10:02 pm

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

By - 11/28/18 - 8:57 am

The MBTA reports "residual" delays on the Orange Line from a train that chose Sullivan Square as the place to meet its maker. At 8:37, Michael F. reported:

And now after 20 minutes of being motionless we're stopped on the tracks because of "traffic ahead of us", which, how is that possible, there weren't any trains ahead of us

By - 11/20/18 - 10:20 am
Truck storrowed in Medford

JP Shipley shows us what happened when the driver of a big rig tried to cram under the Orange Line's Medford Street bridge in Malden this morning.

By - 11/19/18 - 7:27 am

Around 6:45, Micahel noticed signal problems were causing delays on the Red, Orange and Blue lines.

Just need the Green to go out for the Full Baker

By - 11/17/18 - 10:22 am takes us on a tour of the CRRC plant now busy putting together those new Orange Line cars.

By - 11/15/18 - 7:13 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to ten minutes on the Orange Line due to an outbound train with a dead motor at Roxbury Crossing.

By - 11/14/18 - 5:41 pm

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays of up to 15 minutes outbound due to a deceased train at Assembly Square.

By - 11/8/18 - 6:42 pm

The MBTA reports an inbound Orange Line train appeared to have gone to its final reward at Tufts. An inspector was able to shock it back to life, but riders still face delays of up to 15 minutes.

By - 11/5/18 - 8:54 am

The MBTA reports the morning commute started somewhat torpidly this morning due to a train that died at Malden Center on the Orange Line, a train that died at Braintree on the Red Line and a trolley that simply refused to move from Heath Street on the Green Line.

By - 10/30/18 - 9:37 am
Longer Orange Line train

With some more cars coming in from the CRRC assembly plant in Springfield, the T can now run a longer test train of the new cars - so maybe they're still on track to get at least one of the trains in service by the end of this year. Ari Ofsevit watched it bound through Assembly last night.

Lori Magno also spotted the train - and was able to see it filled with sandbags. Read more.

By - 10/29/18 - 1:25 pm
Wet seats on the Orange Line car

Those new Orange Line cars can't get here soon enough: Amy Bucher reports some seats in car 01311 had enough water in them from ceiling leaks they should have had signs warning parents to keep toddlers away so they don't drown. The ads on the wall were all wrinkly from water draining down across them. And, she added shortly after 10 a.m., on the train between Community College and North Station:

In fact there's water dripping on me as I type this!

By - 10/26/18 - 9:21 am

The MBTA reports delays on the Orange Line due to "a train with a door problem" at Jackson Square.

By - 10/25/18 - 8:34 pm

Transit Police report that around 7:40 p.m., a man "intentionally entered onto the right of way" at Green Street as an outbound Orange Line was approaching. The train hit and killed him, police say.

The MBTA had shuttle buses running between Jackson Square and Forest Hills during the investigation.

By - 10/25/18 - 4:14 pm

Around 2:30 p.m., the T was reporting delays of up to 20 minutes on the Orange Line due to an outbound train with "a mechanical problem" near Malden Center bad enough to have the train after it called up to push it to Oak Grove.

By - 10/25/18 - 11:17 am

Transit Police report officers doing the usual after-school presence in the Forest Hills lobby Tuesday afternoon wound up arresting a man who was not at all happy to see them because he had a gun in his pants. Read more.

By - 10/22/18 - 8:45 am

At 8:36 a.m., Phil R. reported:

Currently on an inbound Riverside train that's "standing by until further notice" just outside Beaconsfield "due to two disabled trains ahead".

Read more.

By - 10/12/18 - 9:56 am

Transit Police report arresting Jeffrey Phillips, 31, for indecent assault and battery for an incident on a Downtown Crossing escalator Wednesday afternoon.

Read more.

By - 10/10/18 - 3:39 pm
Erectile Dysfunction train on the Orange Line

Some Orange Line riders have plenty of opportunity to think about trains plunging into tunnels these days thanks to the ads that have been plastered in every ad spot in certain cars.

Some people might even recall the old sperm ads on the Red Line.

By - 10/5/18 - 10:01 am

Progressive Railroading reports the T has signed a $218-million contract with Barletta Heavy Division to installs new signalling equipment along the two lines and to upgrade switches on the Red Line to go along with the new cars that are supposed to be in full service by 2023.