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By adamg - 8/25/22 - 2:52 pm

Transit Police report arresting one of three people they say waited until a Blue Line train came into Government Center to rob and punch a jewelry vendor there, then jumped on the train to flee, late Saturday night. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 10:28 pm

Last month, it was a falling strip of metal from an Orange Line car that sparked explosions and a fire. Yesterday, it was a piece of metal that fall on a Blue Line train entering Suffolk Downs that caused sparks and halted service, WFXT reports.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 4:42 pm

Nothing like bustitution on a Friday afternoon along the Blue Line to get the weekend off to a rousing start.

By adamg - 8/3/22 - 11:21 am

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 20 minutes on the Blue Line "due to a maintenance train inspecting the overhead wires."

By adamg - 6/17/22 - 2:27 pm

The T today announced its first step in responding to this week's critical safety demands from federal investigators: Starting Monday, it will run fewer trains on weekdays on the Red, Orange and Blue Lines to give employees at its Operations Control Center a breather until it can find and train more of them. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/22 - 10:19 pm

The MBTA reports two trolleys "unintentionally coupled" at Government Center, which sounds like what might happen in a PornHub video, but probably means one rear-ended the other at very slow speed and they got coupled together (which also sounds like a PornHub video). Read more.

By adamg - 5/30/22 - 10:29 pm

JK reported from car 0775 on an inbound Blue Line train at 10:03 p.m.: Read more.

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.

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