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By adamg - 10/17/19 - 4:30 pm
Massachusetts Avenue suspsects

Transit Police report they are looking for four men for an attack at the Massachusetts Avenue Orange Line station around 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 4. Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/19 - 10:31 am
Working on the Orange Line

The MBTA posted some photos of its work on the Orange Line downtown over the weekend, during the second of six straight weekend shutdowns on that section of the line. Part of the work included replacing track at Downtown Crossing.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 8:59 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to ten minutes on the Orange Line due to a train with a "mechanical problem" that stopped moving near Haymarket. They finally got the beast to move, they report.

By adamg - 10/8/19 - 9:08 am

One of the shiny new Orange Line trains went back into service this morning, its doors now all working and stuff, just in time for one of the old wheezing rec rooms to belch some smoke into the Tufts Medical Center station due to a "motor problem." The T turned on some fans to air the station out, but of course there are now delays on the line, of up to ten minutes.

By adamg - 10/4/19 - 10:24 am

The T starts six weekends of shutdowns on the Orange Line between Sullivan Square and Tufts Medical Center starting at 8:45 tonight. There will be bus service between Haymarket and Sullivan Square; people heading to State, Downtown Crossing and Chinatown will have to transfer to the Green Line. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 1:09 pm

WGBH reports that one of the little metal signs that lets T workers know where underground wires and stuff are came loose just as a train was passing by at the Medford/Malden line and came into contact with both the third rail and one of the train's electrical "shoes," causing a big spark that started a fire.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 11:37 am

UPDATE, 11:50 a.m. Firefighters leaving, but power will stay off until MBTA workers fix whatever was causing flames when the power was on.

The Orange Line, which was delayed earlier this morning because of smoke from the tracks at Malden Center, is delayed again as firefighters try to figure out why something is burning on the tracks, this time near Forest Hills. Power has been shut in both directions. Buses are being called in to replace trains between Forest Hills and Stony Brook.

By adamg - 9/30/19 - 8:55 am
People waiting at Malden Center on the Orange Line

Manny Lim was among the growing horde stuck at Malden Center shortly after 7 a.m., what with firefighters on the tracks investigating the source of smoke rising from them. The T reports everything's back to normal now.

By adamg - 9/25/19 - 8:56 pm

Streetsblog Mass reports the T pulled the trains from service because of a problem with the doors. But no worries, yet: The T adds the trains should be back running on Monday and that the manufacturer is, of course, paying for the work.

By adamg - 9/20/19 - 12:57 pm
Smoke-filled Tufts Medical Station on the Orange Line

Where are those new trains again? People fled an Orange Line train at Tufts Medical Center around 10:30 a.m. after the station filled with smoke, as Mark Smith shows us. WBZ Newsradio reports the smoke came from a malfunctioning motor on the tired old train.

By adamg - 9/19/19 - 1:29 pm
Hawk at Forest Hills MBTA station

Massmikmouse spotted a hawk way up in the rafters of the Forest Hills T station this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/19 - 12:03 pm
Mohammed and Jesus

Bad Ideas Inc. puts in a good word for two T "ambassadors" at Back Bay station, named Mohammed (on the left) and Jesus: Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 9:57 pm

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 20 minutes on the Orange Line due to "a power problem affecting Sullivan Square."

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 8:35 am

Around 6:30 a.m., the T advised riders they'd have to board shuttle buses between Wellington and Oak Grove due to smoke on the tracks in Malden. Finn reports some riders took the T at its word: Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/19 - 12:20 pm
Beast

Transit Police report they are looking for a man they say indecently attacked a woman around 2:30 pm. on Aug. 9 at Jackson Square - and was spotted leaving the train at Forest Hills and boarding a 30 bus.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

By adamg - 8/26/19 - 7:13 am

Ten-minute delays on the Orange Line in both directions, the T says.

By adamg - 8/23/19 - 3:57 pm
Unhappy commuters at Community College

You can guess how these Orange Line riders at Community College are feeling while waiting for a shuttle bus. Photo by Spiffs Queer Adventures.

The MBTA has to reset its "It's been __ days since last T disaster" signs now that a track fire erupted under a train in Malden shortly after 3 p.m., forcing its passengers to evacuate on the tracks and shutting down the entire line from Community College to Oak Grove just as rush hour was about to start.

Kim Vanderbeck has videos and a running description of her sudden status as an Orange Line refugee: Read more.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 8:39 am

The MBTA reports a "door problem" on one train inbound from Forest Hills was causing ten-minute Orange Line delays. Or as Massmikmouse put it at 8:07 a.m.:

Past half hour on an Orange Line train with door isssues. Now at Ruggles with the first car being emptied. Maybe, someday, I’ll get to Back Bay. What a morning.

By adamg - 8/16/19 - 4:26 pm

The MBTA reports signal problems are Forest Hills are fixed now, but that riders can still expect delays of up to 15 minutes due to them.

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