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By adamg - 5/12/22 - 10:04 am

The MBTA today extended the Blue Line shutdown between East Boston and downtown until at least Tuesday, in part due to a derailment of a "construction tool cart" near Airport during repair work earlier this week. Read more.

By adamg - 5/8/22 - 11:15 pm

The MBTA announced today that the Blue Line shutdown between Airport and Bowdoin has been extended until May 13 so workers can "complete additional work and finish scheduled work" in the tunnel. Expect delays on the alternative shuttle buses and ferries.

By adamg - 3/24/22 - 9:50 am

Get ready for buses between April 2 and April 14, the Beacon Hill Times reports.

By adamg - 3/22/22 - 9:19 am

The T reports Blue Line delays of up to 30 minutes "due to a signal problem caused by a National Grid power failure."

30 minutes? One rider reports it took an hour to get from Wonderland to Suffolk Downs.

By adamg - 3/16/22 - 8:17 am
Crowded Blue Line shuttle bus

There was a "medical emergency" at Maverick serious enough that the T had to bring in shuttle buses to replace service, only as RadRebe shows, there weren't enough of them. Here, she's at Airport, where she got on a Silver Line bus to downtown - where she was further delayed by Red Line problems.

By adamg - 2/2/22 - 12:25 pm

The T reports a Norwegian Blue of a train is now at State, messing everything up, so they're now running a single shuttle train between Government Center and Maverick. Bowdoin is just completely shut, so don't even think of trying it.

By adamg - 1/30/22 - 6:45 pm
Line for a Blue Line bus replacement at Government Center

At 4 p.m., Teresa Polhemus, the BPDA's executive director, posted a photo of the line she was in at Government Center for a bus across the harbor because the Blue Line was out of service - as it had been since at least 5:44 a.m., when the T first reported "a disabled train" at Maverick. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/22 - 9:17 am

A bit of the old "power" problem on the Blue Line this morning forced the T to roll out some buses to get passengers between Airport and Government Center, but the T says power's been restored and the trains are actually running again.

By adamg - 11/24/21 - 5:28 pm
Turkey at Government Center MBTA station

Adam Castiglioni spotted this turkey inside the Government Center T station this afternoon.

H/t Ruth Zakarin.

By adamg - 11/15/21 - 7:43 pm

A Revere man was ordered held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing next week on whether he should be held even longer following his arrest on a charge he raped a sleeping woman over two hours at the State Street T stop Friday night. Read more.

By adamg - 11/13/21 - 12:37 pm
Alleged rapist sought

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they have arrested a man they say tried to rape a woman at the State Street T stop around 10:30 p.m. on Friday.

By adamg - 10/8/21 - 11:02 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Blue Line - which could include trains just sitting in stations, their doors open, as an inspection train traverses the above-ground part of the line taking a close look at those overhead wires that make the trains go.

By adamg - 9/27/21 - 5:54 pm

The MBTA reports an outbound Blue Line train near Aquarium has ceased to run. "Trains may stand by at stations."

By adamg - 9/25/21 - 4:16 pm
Passengers waiting for a train that isn't coming at Maverick

Passengers waiting for an alleged shuttle train to Boston around 3:40. Photo by Nicholas Bauer.

Something went all fizzzly and sparky on the Blue Line this afternoon, turning what is normally a quiet Saturday into the equivalent of a rush-hour commute as the T scrambled to arrange a shuttle train between Maverick and Aquarium on the outbound tracks because the inbound tracks were no longer usable. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/21 - 8:28 am

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 15 minutes on the Blue Line, because of a train that had to be taken out back and shot at Airport.

By adamg - 9/9/21 - 11:38 am

Transit Police report arresting a man they say ended an argument on an outbound Blue Line train by taking out a knife and stabbing his verbal opponent as the train idled in Maverick Square around 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 29. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/21 - 8:18 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Chelsea man at the Orient Heights Blue Line stop whom they say was there to meet a 14-year-old boy for some sexual activity - but who turned out to be a member of a Massachusetts group that sets up stings to ensnare men they say are child predators. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/21 - 10:08 am
Flood barrier in place on Long Wharf

Nicholas Bauer shows us the flood wall the T has started putting in place to keep Henri from flooding the Blue Line tunnel just down Long Wharf from the soon-to-be-angry sea. The T also has another wall it can swing shut in the Fenway to keep the Muddy River, no longer quite so angry due to Army Corps of Engineers work, out of the Green Line tunnel to Kenmore Square.

By adamg - 6/15/21 - 9:19 am

MBTA officials used to worry about Green Line flooding from the tiny Muddy River, but they might have bigger things to worry about, like the Atlantic Island flooding the Blue Line via Belle Isle Marsh, WBUR reports.

Say, isn't that right near the planned Suffolk Downs mega-development? Why yes, yes it is, but they've got a plan for that.

By adamg - 5/18/21 - 9:08 am

The T is blaming "power problems" for the cessation of the Blue Line and the need to bus passengers between Airport and Maverick this morning, although one commuter reports:

A shuttle was promised when we found out at airport station, it has been 10 minutes and no shuttle in sight.

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