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By adamg - 3/15/24 - 9:45 am

Around 8:45 a.m., Boston's Leslie Knope reported this potentially fowl problem on the Green Line in Brighton, but based on the lack of T alerts, the gaggle was gone by the time any trolleys pulled through.

By adamg - 3/12/24 - 9:55 am

The MBTA is blaming a faulty trolley for Saturday morning's derailment on the outbound B Line, rather than the track and other work that was completed just the day before: Read more.

By adamg - 3/9/24 - 11:40 am

The MBTA switched back to bustitution between Copley and Babcock Street on the B Line this morning after a trolley derailed near Kenmore Square shortly before 9 a.m. Also:

Cleveland Circle and Riverside trains will terminate at Kenmore. Westbound service will be rerouted to the E Branch at Copley. Riders can also use local bus route 57 for service between Babcock St and Copley.

By adamg - 2/19/24 - 1:25 pm

The MBTA reported delays on the B Line at 12:36 p.m after a trolley died at Packard's Corner.

By adamg - 1/30/24 - 9:51 am

The Green Line's day started inauspiciously per an MBTA announcement at 5:59 a.m. about 20-minute delays due to an earlier deceased trolley at Chiswick Road in Brighton.

By adamg - 1/26/24 - 10:09 am

At 8:46 a.m., the MBTA reported 25-minute delays on the B Line due to a trolley approaching rigor mortis near Warren Street. The trolley was shoved out of the way and service resumed about a half hour later, the T updated.

By adamg - 12/23/23 - 8:58 pm
Versa on the train tracks

Photo of the offending Versa by TPD.

Transit Police report the B Line was knocked out of commission for about 45 minutes around 9 p.m. on Wednesday after a driver somehow wound up facing towards Newton on the inbound tracks at Commonwealth Avenue and St. Thomas More Road. The driver of the diminutive sedan told police "he took a wrong turn and ended up stuck on the tracks." No injuries, at least.

By adamg - 9/18/23 - 2:44 pm
Car on the Green Line near the BU Bridge

Zeke snapped the car whose driver managed to get it across both inbound and outbound Green Line tracks near the BU Bridge, knocking both sides out of commission.

By adamg - 8/24/23 - 4:36 pm

The MBTA announced it's running shuttle buses between BC and Washington Street due to "an overhead wire problem" near BC.

By adamg - 8/23/23 - 5:23 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the inbound B Line due to a trolley that got to Washington Street then decided, nope, it's not going to risk going down that hill.

By adamg - 8/7/23 - 1:16 pm
Smashed up car next to the trolley it turned in front of

Photo of respective front ends by TPD.

Transit Police report the driver of a small SUV who turned left in front of a trolley that had the green signal on Commonwealth Avenue at Summit Avenue had to find alternate means to get home - while the trolley driver wound up getting transported to a local hospital with neck and back pain. Read more.

By adamg - 7/28/23 - 11:54 am

The MBTA reports that after 12 days of work replacing track the Green Line will re-open for service tomorrow morning in Brighton and Allston.

The T says workers put in some 2,800 feed of track at Blandford Street, Packards Corner, and between Harvard Avenue and Griggs Street, as well as replaced worn out wooden ties and the like.

By adamg - 6/22/23 - 1:16 pm

The MBTA reports it will shut down the entire B Line between July 17 and 28 for repairs on top of the repairs it performed for 12 days last summer. Read more.

By adamg - 6/12/23 - 3:15 pm
Derailed wheels at Packards Corner

Photo by Lipistickey.

It's buses all the way down as the T replaces B Line trolleys after one came off the rails at Packards Corner around 2:10 p.m. Lipistickey surveyed the damage, can only marvel: Whoops.

The trolley was still there at 5 p.m: Read more.

By adamg - 5/3/23 - 2:03 pm

Transit Police report a woman eating lunch onboard a Green Line trolley didn't just fret that she might get hair in her food from another woman fixing her hair near her, she took action: Read more.

By adamg - 5/3/23 - 1:45 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 20 minutes on the outbound B Line due to a trolley at Warren that thought it could, but it couldn't.

By adamg - 3/21/23 - 10:17 pm
Bit of collision between a trolley and a car at Chiswick Road

A roving UHub photographer captured the scene along Commonwealth Avenue at Chiswick Road when a driver realized he could not occupy the same space as a Green Line trolley shortly before 6:45 p.m. The T was forced to bustitute for about a half hour until the car and the trolley could be removed.

By adamg - 2/27/23 - 9:46 pm

An Allston man who says he was on one of the two Green Line trains that crashed outside BU's Agganis Arena on June 30, 2021 today sued the MBTA for the broken ribs, collapsed lung and other injuries he says he suffered. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/23 - 3:06 pm
Firefighters work to free woman from under a trolley at BU Central

Firefighters work to free woman. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters and Transit and Boston police officers worked to free a woman who somehow wound up trapped under a trolley at BU Central around 11:40 p.m. on Friday. NBC Boston reports the woman suffered serious injuries but is expected to survive; adds officials did not say how she got under the trolley but that it does not appear to be due to an fault by either a T worker or the trolley.

By adamg - 1/21/23 - 3:05 pm

The MBTA says B Line riders should abandon all hope, or maybe hop on a bus, because the B Line isn't running right now due to "an overhead wire problem" at Packards Corner. The T had earlier said the problem was due to a "disabled train" there, so maybe a train took out a wire, or a wire took out the train?

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