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By adamg - 4/15/24 - 9:39 am
Kent Street crossing closed

A roving UHub photographer reports from Beacon Street at Kent Street in Brookline, where the Green Line stop was supposed to remain open until 10 a.m., but which was closed at 8:40 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 2/19/24 - 9:02 pm
Inside a Green Line trolley with no lights on

Michael A. Burstein reports he was on an inbound C Line trolley this afternoon when it dipped into the tunnel between St. Mary's and Kenmore and suddenly the lights went off and all the riders were plunged into a nightmarish world where they had to outgun all the other riders - and a series of underworld wraiths, each worse than the one before. OK, OK, the driver rebooted the train, the regular lights came back on and the rest of the journey proved uneventful.

By adamg - 11/8/23 - 9:36 pm

The MBTA reports delays on the C and D branches of the Green Line due to "a track problem at Kenmore," bad enough to require bustitution between Kenmore and Fenway on the D Line and St. Mary's on the C Line. Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/23 - 5:44 pm

Hey, remember back in the day when the Green Line kept having embarrassing pantograph problems, and the T said in one case it was because the line was too new and in other cases it was because the lines were too old? And then the T promised it was doing stuff to fix the problems?

Yeah, good times. The T reports it's running shuttle buses instead of trolleys along the C and D lines because of a new pantograph problem at Kenmore Square.

By adamg - 10/28/23 - 11:34 am
MBTA wire workers

They've been working on the wires, all the livelong day. Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA said yesterday it's identified the overhead power-line issues that have led to a recent spate of dead trolleys from the new Green Line Extension to the ancient tracks near Copley and on Beacon Street. The T also said it's working to keep them from happening again. Read more.

By adamg - 10/25/23 - 1:12 pm

The MBTA reports that a trolley on the C Line developed one of those embarrassing pantograph problems that keeps it from moving, at St. Paul Street, and so it had to summon the buses to provide alternative service along Beacon Street.

The Green Line has suffered a series of pantograph problems in recent days near Lechmere and Copley Square.

By adamg - 9/25/23 - 8:57 pm
Car that hit the trolley

Photo by Transit Police.

Transit Police report two people suffered minor injuries when a drive heading towards Cleveland Circle turned left against a red light and hit an outbound C Line trolley that had the right of way at Beacon and St. Paul streets around 6:50 p.m.

The driver was cited for running a red light, police say.

By adamg - 2/23/23 - 9:25 am

Josh Borrow reports from a hobbled C Line trolley that it took him 25 minutes to get from Coolidge Corner to Kenmore Square this morning because of a trolley that limped into Kenmore, then promptly expired.

By adamg - 1/28/23 - 3:22 pm

The MBTA reports it's rounding up some buses to replace the C Line trolleys that can't run due to a train that has switched to the track to Elysian Fields at Coolidge Corner.

By adamg - 1/22/23 - 6:26 pm
Car on Green Line tracks along Beacon Street

Photo by a roving UHub photographer.

The MBTA had to bust out some shuttle buses for the C Line after a driver somehow wound up on the tracks near Dean Road and Beacon Street, around 5:30 p.m. The T reports things are back to as hunky dory as they get these days on the Green Line.

By adamg - 11/11/22 - 10:57 pm

The MBTA reports it's breaking out some buses to try to ferry C Line riders who are stuck between Cleveland Circle and Coolidge Corner because a driver somehow got his or her car stuck on the tracks near Cleveland Circle.

By adamg - 10/2/22 - 12:39 pm

The MBTA had to rustle up some buses for people trying to travel between St. Mary's Street and Cleveland Circle when a C Line trolley kicked the bucket at Coolidge Corner. They managed to move Old Paint (actually, one of the new Paints) off the tracks and service has resumed, but with the usual 15-minute residual delays.

By adamg - 3/11/22 - 3:28 pm

Shaving Cream by Benny Bell

The MBTA rolled out some buses to replace C Line trolleys and started telling B Line riders heading to the hinterlands of Brighton to use the 57 bus instead after a "power problem" made the Green Line not run between Copley and Kenmore.

By adamg - 1/29/22 - 9:09 pm
Snow at Longwood station on the Green Line

Roving UHub photographer Anna Geneva captured the Longwood Green Line stop tonight.

She probably enjoyed the view a bit more than the driver who managed to get a beefy SUV stuck on the Green Line in Cooldige Corner - not to mention the people in the trolleys on either side who got blocked by it, like Agiocochook1: Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/21 - 9:38 pm
Wanted for indecent assault and battery

Surveillance photos via Transit PD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a man they say has sexually attacked women at least three times in recent months on the Orange and Green Lines. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/21 - 9:06 am

Transit Police report arresting a man they say was stood in front of a C Line trolley in Washington Square and refused to let it pass, around 5:15 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/21 - 10:54 pm

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 20 minutes on the C Line due to a dead trolley at Coolidge Corner.

By adamg - 6/20/21 - 11:17 pm
New look of Huntington Avenue with new transit and bike ways in one MBTA rendering

Possible next-gen Huntington Avenue, with transit/bike lanes on either side.

MBTA planners tomorrow will discuss potential new designs for the Green Line along between Brigham Circle and Heath Street and along Commonwealth Avenue with the goal to make the two branches more easily accessible to people with mobility issues. Read more.

By adamg - 4/20/21 - 11:15 am
Workers atop a Green Line trolley on Beacon Street

Chris in 02134 spotted some overhead-wire action on the Green Line on Beacon Street shortly before 11 a.m., about 45 minutes after the T reported "power problems" on the Beacon Street line were forcing it into bustitution between Coolidge Corner and Cleveland Circle.

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