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By adamg - 4/14/23 - 5:04 pm
Brush fire around 4:45

Brush fire as seen from the turnpike around 4:45. Photo by Carol Beggy.

WCVB reports firefighters are battling a brush fire near the Worcester Line tracks where Southborough, Westborough and Hopkinton meet, which led to delays of an hour or more on the line.

Yesterday, a smaller brush fire near the Northeast Corridor tracks at Cummins Highway in Roslindale halted service for both Amtrak and the Providence and Franklin lines.

By adamg - 12/5/22 - 9:24 am

Isaac Gardner was waiting for the train in Wellesley Square around 8:15 a.m. when the train arrived and then, just couldn't stop: Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/22 - 9:25 am

MBTA Commuter Rail reported delays of up to 30 minutes on the Worcester Line this morning due to "a rail defect in the Wellesley area."

There's a similar problem on the Newburyport Line. Are the rails not quite cold resistant?

By adamg - 10/12/22 - 9:32 pm

Boston firefighters responded to the Worcester Line train tracks that run along Lansdowne Street in the Fenway tonight on a report of a person hit by a train. Around 9:25 p.m., firefighters found the person's body under the train, stopped roughly near Jillian's at Lansdowne and Ipswich.

By adamg - 8/1/22 - 9:47 pm

The 5:35 p.m. train from South Station to Framingham this evening pulled out of Boston Landing and died. And then sat there for almost two hours, with no power and so no AC and increasingly overheated passengers complaining about the lack of any communication from the crew about what the hell was happening. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/21 - 5:26 pm

Kokou Kuakumensah, 31, of Worcester, was sentenced to five years in federal prison today after admitting he programmed blank credit cards with other people's digits and then used them at ticket kiosks at MBTA stations to buy monthly passes he'd then sell through Craigslist and at the Grafton station on the Worcester line, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 10:54 pm

CommonWealth reports MassDOT is looking at a new alternative for rebuilding the turnpike while maintaining train lines, Soldiers Field Road and bike and pedestrian paths in a space just 204 feet wide just past where the Allston/Cambridge tolls used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/20 - 2:44 pm

Transit Police report that around 10 a.m. a woman, 20, was hit by an inbound Worcester Line train in West Newton while she was on the tracks for some reason. She was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, police say, adding foul play is not suspected.

By adamg - 12/29/19 - 11:11 pm

MassDOT reported Sunday night that repairs to the Worcester Line tracks near Lansdowne are "substantially complete" and that service would likely be back to normal Monday, but there's a storm coming and that might cause its own issues, in part because of some of the repair work that remains to be finished: Read more.

By adamg - 12/26/19 - 5:39 pm

An outbound Worcester Line train suffered "a low speed upright derailment near Lansdowne," Keolis reports. No injuries, at least, but a major mess on the line, with some passengers being bused back to South Station as the T tries to organize a bus convoy from there to Newtonville, where riders can board a train headed west.

By adamg - 12/3/19 - 10:49 am

The MBTA reports that Train 514 out of Worcester has no delays but due to a problem with a locomotive generator, it's operating with minimum lighting and without heat "

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 9:03 am

Delays on the Providence Line yesterday are being repeated this morning, if not quite as astoundingly. An hour delay on a train out of Wickford Junction yesterday has found a shadow in today's 810 out of Providence, which developed some of those "mechanical problems" and was more than 30 minutes late.

Signal problems on the Worcester Line, meanwhile, mean delays of up to 40 minutes on trains between Auburndale and South Station.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 8:56 am

Hannah McGoldrick lays it on the line:

Going on day 9 of 15-minute plus delays on the Framingham/Worcester line. This is absolutely unacceptable.

Keolis acknowledges the issue: Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/19 - 8:47 pm

Transit Police report a man on the Worcester Line tracks was hit by an inbound train around 8:10 p.m. in the area of Lowell Avenue in Newton.

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 8:56 am

Around 7:35, the 586 Worcester Line train pulled into Natick Center - and then just kept going, gliding 100 yards or so down the tracks before it finally stopped, Zach Rose reports.

Blame the dreaded slippery rail - basically wet leaves - Keolis says: Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/19 - 9:37 pm

Train 531, from South Station to Worcester, is currently being held in Wellesley Square because somebody jabbed a conductor several times with an umbrella.

By adamg - 10/24/19 - 8:31 am

Keolis reports the Harvard Street stairs have re-opened, but that the Walnut Street stairs remain shut for repairs.

By adamg - 10/22/19 - 11:19 pm

The MBTA reports it's closed the Newtonville station on the Worcester Line "until further notice" because of some problems with the stairs up to the street that require immediate attention. The T says riders should head to West Newton instead - but will provide a shuttle bus 20 minutes before a scheduled train arrival from Newtonville to West Newton for people who don't get word in time to make the switch.

By adamg - 9/4/19 - 10:19 pm

Lightning strikes fried the signal system along the Worcester Line early this evening and ever since trains have either had to go wicked late or were just canceled altogether, the T reports.

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