Orange Line

By - 12/30/17 - 9:54 am

The MBTA reports everything's back to normal on the Orange Line, where a train was taken out back and shot at Forest Hills, and on the Red Line, where a train left this mortal coil at JFK/UMass.

By - 12/29/17 - 9:09 am

An Orange Line train wheezed its last at Tufts and now there are "severe" delays on the line, which was already having problems due to track issues near Wellington. Jennifer M. reports:

I have been trapped for 50 minutes between Back Bay and Tufts without heat.

Andrea Howlett adds: Read more.

By - 12/29/17 - 7:43 am

Some sort of track problem has disabled the Orange Line between Wellington and Community College, so the T is running buses instead.

By - 12/22/17 - 8:42 am

An Orange Line train breathed its last at Wellington and even though workers got it out of sight, it's still causing "moderate" delays, the MBTA reports.

By - 12/21/17 - 10:31 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line towards Forest Hills due to a non-viable train at Chinatown.

By - 12/18/17 - 8:42 am

two, actually. The MBTA reports rush hour was marred on both the Red and Orange lines by trains that crossed the river Styx.

Erica Mattison reports it took her 30 minutes to get from Ashmont to Broadway.

By - 12/15/17 - 12:28 pm
Orange Line car offloaded in South Boston's Conley Terminal

Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA reports the first four new Orange Line cars from Chinese manufacturer CRRC arrived in South Boston this morning, from where they will be transported to the Orange Line maintenance facility in Wellington for a year of testing and shakedown runs before they are put in service. Read more.

By - 12/14/17 - 9:25 pm
Center for Pain and the Brain ad

Also call if you have a migraine. Seen on the train, in Jamaica Plain.

By - 12/11/17 - 9:29 am

Christine Poff reports:

Orange line passengers in a tizzy; waiting for train makes their hair go frizzy.

By - 12/11/17 - 8:56 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays from a desiccated Orange Line train at Stony Brook.

By - 12/8/17 - 9:47 am
Sparrows on the Orange Line

Sheri Ann Chang suspects these Orange Line riders didn't pay their fares.

By - 11/28/17 - 11:00 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line inbound from the north due to a dead train at Sullivan Square.

By - 11/25/17 - 11:01 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line even after getting a deceased train off the tracks.

By - 11/20/17 - 9:31 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line southbound due to a small track fire that BFD quickly extinguised at Community College.

By - 11/20/17 - 11:46 am

City Council President Michelle Wu often takes the Orange Line to work at City Hall - and often takes her two young sons with her (City Hall has a daycare center). Increasingly, she has problems making the transition from underground to City Hall Plaza, like today: Read more.

By - 11/14/17 - 5:57 pm
Orange Line cars in Shanghai

The MBTA's Joe Pesaturo shows us the first four new Orange Line cars on a dock in Shanghai, awaiting shipment here for testing (earlier, on the way to the port, he passed a convoy of trucks hauling the cars to the dock).

The cars should arrive next month for extensive testing on the brand-new tracks the T has been laying alongside the active Orange Line north of Boston (seen here from the Wellington skyway): Read more.

By - 11/11/17 - 10:26 pm

A train headed to Forest Hills mistakenly thought the cemetery was at Tufts and died there instead and now there are "minor" delays that way, the MBTA reports.

By - 11/7/17 - 9:50 am
Old support beams for Orange Line tracks at Forest Hills

Liam photographs a couple of the beams that workers on the new residential complex on Hyde Park Avenue near the Forest Hills T stop have dug up.

Before 1987, when the new Orange Line alignment opened up ... Read more.

By - 11/2/17 - 4:18 pm
Wanted for extreme manspreading

Transit Police report they are looking for a man they say went way too far with his manspreading on the Orange Line early Wednesday morning.

Read more.

By - 10/27/17 - 6:04 pm

At 6:01 p.m., the MBTA reported "moderate" delays on the Orange Line towards Forest Hills after a train gasped its last at Downtown Crossing - the second Orange Line train to die in today's afternoon rush hour.