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By adamg - 11/15/19 - 7:35 am
Long delays at Forest Hills

Jason Arroyo was among the growing numbers of Orange Line riders forced to abandon most hope when they got to an Orange Line station this morning due to a dead train at North Station.

By adamg - 11/14/19 - 9:15 am
Empty train at Kendall Square

Tom was among the passengers ordered off an inbound Red Line train at Kendall Square around 8 a.m. because the train just couldn't take it anymore. "Smells of burning rubber/oil," he reported. The T reported the newly ill train caused delays of up to ten minutes southbound.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 5:23 pm

Through a FOIA request, WFXT obtained video of the crash during one of those weekend shutdowns on Oct. 20 that created a bad commute the next morning.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 9:51 am

The MBTA is reporting southbound Red Line delays of up to ten minutes due to bum signals at Andrew.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 6:08 pm

The MBTA is blaming a deceased train at Savin Hill for mounting Red Line delays. Stuart Spina reports:

57 minutes to travel ~1,700 feet. That is all.

Jon adds some people are just walking: Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 8:47 am
Weston salt piles

Matt Reed at WCVB was up before the crack of dawn this morning and reports:

For all of you playing local news bingo at home, first live shot of the season at a salt pile.

But also: Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/19 - 7:56 pm

THe MBTA, which this morning told an Orange Line rider he wound up at the Encore casino because he got on a casino shuttle and not an Orange Line bus, is now acknowledging that he got on the right bus and that the driver somehow missed the shuttle route between Sullivan and Wellington and wound up at the casino: Read more.

By adamg - 11/9/19 - 6:48 pm

WBZ reports on delays that, in some cases, have stretched for hours.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 10:26 pm

First New Red Line Cars Arrive in Boston

Chris Lovett of BNN took a tour at the T's Cabot Yard in South Boston today. The cars look a lot like the new Orange Line cars, except a bit wider and a lot redder. The goal is to replace all the current Red Line cars by 2023.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 9:34 am

The MBTA reports 15-minute delays on the Orange Line due to a dead train that was clogging up the tracks at Oak Grove.

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 - 11/6/19 - 4:06 pm

A Chelsea man was arrested yesterday on charges he robbed a hometown bank in September - while on probation for robbing another bank. Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/19 - 9:12 am
Part of MBTA track map, showing abandoned Green Line tracks

Oh, hey, look at that abandoned Green Line tunnel heading south.

Vanshnookeragen has updated his detailed MBTA track map - which shows not just Boston-area train routes on a geographically accurate map, but details of station platforms and abandoned tracks - to include the Green Line Extension. You can download a PDF or buy a large print suitable for framing.

By adamg - 11/5/19 - 9:38 am
Truck storrowed in Malden

Roving UHub photographer Paul Sherman was forced to stop roving this morning due to a truck driver who sardine-canned at the Medford Street Orange Line bridge in Malden this morning.

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 10:39 pm

WBUR reports the MBTA board voted today to set up an office to begin work towards converting the current diesel-powered commuter-rail system to electricity and towards more frequent service - like trains every 15 minutes - on certain key routes. Left undecided: How to pay for the billions of dollars in required upgrades.

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 1:25 pm

The MBTA reports that the new north headhouse - or entrance - for the Forest Hills T stop will open Tuesday, which means people walking to the station from the north will no longer have to cross the Arborway to get on the train.

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 Cleary Squared - 11/3/19 - 8:05 am

I removed this from one of the posts regarding the Halloween storm for two reasons; I didn't want to hijack the original thread, and I wanted to flesh out things more.

Route 21 is a good route for those who use the Orange and Red lines and don't want to loop through downtown. On the off-peak and the weekends, Route 21 does run consistently (albeit infrequently; on Saturdays it's every 40 minutes and Sundays it"s every hour). Read more.

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