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By adamg - 2/21/20 - 9:12 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to ten minutes on the Green Line due to a signal issue near Copley.

By adamg - 2/20/20 - 11:14 pm

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., the MBTA threw its hands up and said the Green Line was such a mess that riders should just give up and traipse over to the Orange Line to get between North Station and Copley - because of a dead outbound trolley at Boylston.

By adamg - 2/17/20 - 9:28 am
New Green Line tracks coming from Lechmere station

Tim Murphy got a bird's eye view of the work on the Green Line Extension at Lechmere:

Lechmere Station taking shape. In this “Dissected” style view, you can see what will become the center island platform with the eastbound track to the right and the westbound on the left.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 9:57 am

The MBTA experienced delays after one trolley's brakes seized up at Copley and began to smoke. Workers uncoupled the seizing trolley and took it to that place where bad trolleys go. Read more.

By adamg - 2/9/20 - 1:57 pm
Broken door on a new Green Line trolley at Copley

Jonathan Berk was among the riders inconvenienced at Copley Square around 11:40 a.m. when yet another one of the brand-spanking new Green Line trolleys had to be taken out of service because one of its doors broke. He adds it wasn't just Green Line regulars who were put out - there were a lot of Orange Line riders trying to use the Green Line as a downtown replacement due to it being shut for repairs this weekend.

By adamg - 2/6/20 - 11:12 am

The conversion of the Government Center garage into a large mixed-use complex will require the temporary relocation of the Haymarket bus terminal and might require the shutdown of the Green and Orange Line stations underneath that, state transportation planners say. But HYM, the company that has started tearing down the garage for a six-building complex with 800 residential units, a 200-room hotel, 1 million square feet of office space and 82,000 square feet of retail space, says it is not expecting any complete shutdown of the subway station: Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/20 - 12:31 pm

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 20 minutes on the C Line inbound because of a trolley with a door problem.

By adamg - 1/29/20 - 9:23 am
Rendering of new Green Line station

Rendering of one of the upgraded stops.

The Daily Free Press reports a contractor is expected to begin work soon to build two new Green Line stations along Commonwealth Avenue that will replace four current stops. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/20 - 11:57 pm

A trolley with a brake problem between Park and Arlington outbound is gumming up the Green Line right now.

By adamg - 1/22/20 - 10:13 pm
Car on Eliot platform on the Green Line

The meaning of the sign is pretty clear, and yet obviously the driver went way past it. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/20 - 8:53 am

The MBTA is blaming a "power problem" at Park Street for delays on the Green Line. Shortly before 8 a.m., Jed reported:

Just hit a big bump then saw sparks on the Green Line C Train. Track 2 disabled train.

At 8:25, he shows us how passengers got from the trolley to the station: Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/20 - 11:23 am
Old trolleys for sale

The MBTA has hired an auction firm for online bidding of several old Green Line trolleys now rusting away at the Riverside yard. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/20 - 1:30 pm
Take shuttle bus, sign at Park says

Rajeeve Martyn was at Park when this sign post went up, he reports that "MBTA workers were surprised, too." The T says there's an unspecified wire problem at Haymarket that means no trolleys between North Station and Lechmere - and that it's re-set the signs at Park Street, since trains are running there.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 5:47 pm

The MBTA reports the track was whack enough on the Riverside Line to round up buses to shuttle passengers between Reservoir and Chestnut Hill in the middle of rush hour, but that things are once again hunky dory.

By adamg - 1/4/20 - 9:09 pm

Transit Police report a 40-year-old woman suffered serious injuries when she was hit by an inbound Riverside Line trolley at Newton Centre around 7:45 p.m.

Transit Police detectives are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.

By adamg - 1/1/20 - 7:53 pm

Shortly before 7 p.m., inbound service on the Riverside Line was delayed after a trolley's brakes seized up at Newton Highlands - a day after one of the new trolleys suffered an embarrassing failure at Park Street.

By adamg - 12/31/19 - 5:55 pm

With the old year ticking down, a Green Line train composed of two of the brand-new trolleys died right at Park Street, where everybody could see it. Steve Timmins reports workers "separated train into two singles, trains now moving again after about 20 minutes."

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 9:34 am

The MBTA reports delays on the Riverside Line due to "a switch problem" at Riverside. But that's not all. Phil R reports what he saw at Reservoir:

Another snowy day, another one of those new, state of the art IB #MBTA #GreenLine trains was just taken out of service at Reservoir. Complete with the sign showing "Call Police" when we passed it on my train.

By adamg - 12/15/19 - 11:30 pm

The Green Line came to a grinding halt on Comm. Ave. at the BU Bridge tonight when somebody in a Tesla wound up enmeshed with the tracks, KMV reports. No word if the driver claimed to be just following GPS directions or maybe taking care of his dog in the back seat while on autopilot, but whatever the reason, a big ol' tow truck had to be called in to get the expensive doorstop off the tracks.

By adamg - 12/10/19 - 12:06 pm
Boom

LT captured the fireworks in the tunnel between Boylston and Park, suggests Green Line riders find another way to get around [Video].

Park Street filled with smoke: Read more.

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