Orange Line

By - 2/9/18 - 10:25 am
New Orange Line cars at Wellington

Roving Uhub photographer Ben Themo spotted a pair of the brand-spanking-new Orange Line cars just chilling on some tracks next to the Orange Line shops at Wellington today. They'll eventually be put through their paces in months and months of testing on the revamped third set of tracks north of Boston before being placed into actual service for long suffering Orange Line riders.

An even shinier, closer view: Read more.

By - 2/9/18 - 8:52 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line due to a suddenly very still train at Oak Grove.

By - 2/5/18 - 12:24 pm

Oh, Reddit: There's an entire Reddit "subreddit" dedicated to drawing subway maps of cities, only instead of connecting subway stations, they connect Subway sandwich shops. Because, of course.

Here's Boston, but it has a major problem: It doesn't show the Mass. Ave. Subway, the one that's built into the Mass. Ave. subway stop (also missing: the one in Cambridge's Central Square).

H/t Welcome to Dot.

By - 2/2/18 - 9:55 pm

The MBTA reports the dreaded "severe" delays on the Orange Line due to switch problems at Forest Hills that have basically knocked one track out of service between Forest Hills and Stony Brook.

Maggie reports that, at least at first, one train driver didn't seem to know what to do: Read more.

By - 1/29/18 - 7:44 pm

The MBTA reports the elevators and escalators at Orange Line stations from Jackson Square to Forest Hills stopped running tonight. Losing power will do that, but the good news is the power's back on.

By - 1/29/18 - 4:09 pm
Chadwick

Transit Police report a man caught trying to get down to the Orange Line at Back Bay without paying reacted to the news he was under arrest by grappling with an officer and biting him in the head this morning.

Read more.

By - 1/27/18 - 5:51 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to the deceased train at Roxbury Crossing.

UPDATE: Another train died around 10:30 p.m. at Haymarket.

By - 1/26/18 - 11:35 am

But now it's gone and the MBTA reports normal service on the Orange Line again.

By - 1/25/18 - 11:35 am

Juliana Piemonte was on the Orange Line this morning when one end of a ceiling panel fell, narrowly missing the heads of taller riders - who then held the panel up as the train hurtled along the tracks.

By - 1/24/18 - 6:08 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" delays due to a deceased train at Malden.

By - 1/22/18 - 2:48 pm

The MBTA reports it's replacing Orange Line trains with buses between Ruggles and Forest Hills due to a problem with the tracks at Jackson Square.

By - 1/19/18 - 2:35 pm

The MBTA just announced it will be running shuttle buses between Sullivan Square and North Station this weekend due to the need for "emergency station repairs" at the Community College Orange Line stop.

By - 1/12/18 - 12:32 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line left over from when an inbound train got to Sullivan Square and declared that was the end of its line.

By - 1/9/18 - 5:00 pm
Dog stuck on train at Tufts Medical Center

Krista reports on the scene on the Orange Line at Tufts Medical Center this afternoon when a man and his dog started to get off the train, only the door closed between them, leaving them attached by a leash, but unable to get to each other: Read more.

By - 1/8/18 - 10:29 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to a troublesome trackside cable at Community College that started spitting sparks. The Boston Fire Department took a look, declared an all out, but not until trains were held up and down the line.

By - 1/7/18 - 7:51 pm

The T is advising people to add an extra 15 to 20 minutes to their morning commutes to account for the sort of delays you might expect on a system that still has problems dealing with frigid temperatures and heavy amounts of snow.

Train 900 (the 6:20 a.m. train from Stoughton) and Train 401 (the 6:25 a.m. train from Boston to Fitchburg) have been canceled. Read more.

By - 1/6/18 - 10:43 pm

The MBTA reports "severe" delays on the Red Line due to a dead train at North Quincy. This comes after an Orange Line train died near North Station.

By - 1/5/18 - 12:48 pm

The MBTA reports "severe" delays on the Orange Line due to a train that's dead on the tracks between North Station and Community College.

By - 1/3/18 - 11:07 pm

Colleen O'Connor watched the waterfall at the Forest Hills T stop round 10 p.m.

By - 1/3/18 - 1:30 pm
Flooding at Downtown Crossing

The T has shut its busiest station after a pipe burst and sent water flooding onto the station floors. This comes not long after a briefly flaming Green Line trolley roof at Park Street caused delays on that line.

Ben Rey, who took the photo, reports he got on the last train to Forest Hills from DTX, around 1:20 p.m. Both lines are still running, but bypassing the station.