Boston firefighters responded to the Forest Hills Orange Line station around 1:45 p.m. after an electrical heater burst into flames. Quickly knocked down.
The MBTA reports Orange Line service is back to normal after delays caused by a train at Downtown Crossing with doors that just wouldn't work.
A train with "a mechanical problem" at Massachusetts Avenue caused 20-minute delays on the Orange Line during rush hour, the MBTA reports.
Update: Trains moving again, except between Wellington and Oak Grove, where the T is rolling out shuttle buses.
A fire at Malden Center is jamming up the entire Orange Line. Am posting this from aboard a Forest Hills train at Back Bay, which is standing by because of the fire several miles in the other direction.
Jed Hresko recounts an experience on the Orange Line today, involving a poor lady in a wheelchair who just wanted to get off the train: Read more.
WBUR reports the MBTA has once again pushed off the start of the ten new Orange Line cars it now has on hand, this time to the summer, due to a software glitch involving how the cars interact with the T's signaling system, which at least sounds like the kind of thing you'd want to hold off a rollout over.
A Green Line trolley near Boylston and an Orange Line train somewhere on the tracks both suffered embarrassing mechanical problems around the same time this morning, causing delays on the two lines, but the MBTA says everything's back to being hunky dory.
A large contingent of Boston firefighters went down into the Downtown Crossing T stop to investigate an odor of smoke near the CharlieCard store around 10 p.m. They returned to the surface and their firehouses after determining the odor to be the remains of a heavy pot-smoking session, but not a fire.
A train that collapsed in a heap at Malden Center was shoved out of the way, but, of course, not before jamming up the whole Orange Line.
Spotted on the Orange Line this morning.
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.
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