Blue Line

By - 1/11/19 - 8:52 pm
Bare feet on the Blue Line

Nicholas Agri spotted this sockless, sandal wearing person on the Blue Line headed towards Wonderland this evening. No word if the person was also holding a Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee.

By - 1/5/19 - 11:36 pm

The MBTA is reporting Blue Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to bollixed signals at Wonderland.

By - 12/26/18 - 8:24 pm

OK, not, technically speaking, dead, since it can still use those lovely catenary wires to go somewhere, but it has an embarrassing door problem that is forcing it to stay at Beachmont and that's causing delays all up and down the line.

By - 12/26/18 - 9:19 am
Massive crowd at Porter Square when the Fitchburg Line died

Just ugh. See April. Photo by Michael Doyle.

If we had a dime for every T delay, we'd be rich. Here are the ones we rhymed in 2018. It's far from a complete list of delays - we missed a few and didn't do rhymes for delays caused by deaths or that involved people being forced to walk through tunnels to escape from dead trains. Read more.

By - 12/13/18 - 10:27 pm

All those spiffy newish trains on the Blue Line don't do you much good when a piece of track cracks open like a tooth needing a crown. The T reports delays of up to 20 minutes due to cracked track near Maverick.

By - 12/12/18 - 12:56 pm

The MBTA reports you'll have some extra time to catch up with Facebook on your phone if you take the Blue Line because of an unspecified "power problem" at Wonderland, which on the Blue Line often means one of the overhead power lines is no longer quite so overhead.

By - 12/6/18 - 10:24 am
Crowding on the Blue Line at Maverick Square

You may have read recently that the Blue Line is the exception to declining ridership on the MBTA's subway lines. Lisa Jacobson doesn't just read stuff like that, she lives it: Shortly before 9 a.m. today, she reported from a crowded Maverick Square station: Read more.

By - 12/3/18 - 10:35 am

The MBTA is reporting delays on the Blue Line due to, once again, signal problems at Orient Heights.

By - 11/28/18 - 3:17 pm

The T reports Blue Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to those signal issues.

By - 11/27/18 - 2:06 pm

CommonWealth reports that only the Blue Line is seeing an increase in riders.

By - 11/22/18 - 8:57 pm

The MBTA is running shuttle buses between Maverick and Suffolk Downs on the Blue Line due to "a power problem" (which in that stretch can mean a train pulled down a power wire).

By - 11/19/18 - 7:27 am

Around 6:45, Michael noticed signal problems were causing delays on the Red, Orange and Blue lines.

Just need the Green to go out for the Full Baker

By - 11/13/18 - 7:00 pm

Signal problems from Orient Heights to Suffolk Downs caused major delays on the Blue Line at rush hours, the MBTA reports, adding the problems have been fixed.

By - 10/22/18 - 8:45 am

At 8:36 a.m., Phil R. reported:

Currently on an inbound Riverside train that's "standing by until further notice" just outside Beaconsfield "due to two disabled trains ahead".

Read more.

By - 10/12/18 - 9:45 am
Government Center MBTA station lit up in purple for Hubweek

Last night, Redsox223 wandered around City Hall Plaza, let up in various colors for Hubweek.

Copyright Redsox223. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 8/31/18 - 2:38 pm
Part of an old MBTA Blue Line car in downtown Taunton

For more than five years, what looks like half of a Blue Line car has sat on a small vacant lot at 14 Weir St. in downtown Taunton. Its owner, a local landlord, had once hoped to turn the cast off MBTA replica into a diner of the sort that used to line the streets of the one-time silversmithing hub. Read more.

By - 8/30/18 - 8:07 pm

UPDATE: The T has closed Maverick and Bowdoin on the Blue Line.

The MBTA reports major delays on the Blue, Green and Orange lines due to "a power outage in the downtown area:"

Trains are standing by or moving slowly until given permission to move.

Read more.

By - 8/21/18 - 3:38 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge yesterday sentenced Rogelio Alvarado, 23, for shooting two men on an inbound Blue Line train on Jan. 19, 2016, one of whom had nothing to do with his beef with a rival gang, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 8/15/18 - 8:16 pm
Alvarado

A Suffolk Superior Court jury today convicted Rogelio Alvarado, 23, of two counts of assault and battery by discharging a firearm and two gun charges for a 2016 attack at the Maverick T stop that sent two men to the hospital - only one of them the rival gang member he was aiming for - the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 8/7/18 - 8:05 am

Power problems have forced the T to run the Blue Line on just a single track between Maverick and Government Center, and that's a bit less than optimal, as in - they've brought in some buses to try to move some passengers. Or as John in Eastie puts it: