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By adamg - 9/22/22 - 9:55 am
Old Orange Lne car leaves Wellington

Was that Taps playing softly in the distance? Photo by MBTA.

WBZ reports on and photographs the first of the old Orange Line trains to be trucked out of the Wellington Yards for the trip to a Middleboro scrapping facility owned by Costello Dismantling Co., whose logo consists of a preying mantis.
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By adamg - 8/19/22 - 2:37 pm
Shuttle bus outside Wellington station

Although the T will be paying Yankee Line of South Boston up to $37 million for a month's worth of coach buses to replace the Orange Line and some Green Line service, the company doesn't have enough of its own bright-yellow buses to meet the demand, so has been shipping in a variety of buses from across the East Coast, including this bus from North Carolina, sitting outside Wellington before a test run this afternoon.

By adamg - 8/16/22 - 12:37 pm

Updated: "Normal" service has resumed, the T says.

The MBTA is reporting that a "power problem" at Wellington is causing delays bad enough that trains might just have to sit at stations, helpless.

By adamg - 7/21/22 - 2:56 pm

WBZ talked to the woman who jumped from the Orange Line bridge over the Mystic River after she got out of the train when its first car began flaming and smoking after a metal panel came lose and created a short circuit with the third rail.

By adamg - 7/21/22 - 1:20 pm

MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said today's Orange Line fire was caused by a roughly one-foot-by-six-foot metal strip that separated from the rest of its car and came into contact with the third rail - "sparking smoke and some fire and limited ignition on the underside" of the car. Read more.

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By adamg - 6/22/22 - 9:37 pm

So you can understand why the MBTA, already under the gun for all those safety violations and the ongoing delays in getting new Orange and Red Line trains into service, might want to downplay what happened early Monday morning in the Wellington Orange Line yard, calling it a "battery failure" but grudgingly acknowledging, at least to a Globe reporter, that the "failure" caused "significant damage" to the part of the car where the battery used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 10:05 am

A lightning strike at Wellington means signal problems on the Orange Line and that, of course, means delays, serious enough to just have trains sit at stations.

By adamg - 6/9/21 - 11:04 am

WCVB posts video of the Wellington derailment that led the T to pull all of the new Orange and Red Line trains off the tracks back in March: Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/21 - 5:27 pm

The T has issued a statement on the derailment in the area where workers were supposedly making track improvements at Wellington today: Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/21 - 12:37 pm

WHDH reports one of the new Orange Line trains derailed in the track work zone near Wellington around noon. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/20 - 10:57 am

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays of up to ten minutes due to a train with one of those embarrassing mechanical problems near Wellington.

By adamg - 1/29/20 - 11:09 am
New Orange Line train taken out of service

Hammar's thougts on her brief ride.

At 8:13 a.m., Sam Hammar was one happy Orange Line camper: She got to Oak Grove and there, waiting for her like a shiny new carriage was one of the new Orange Line trains. She was so excited, she posted a video - with hearts on it.

That new-train feeling didn't last long. Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/20 - 9:22 am

The Conservation Law Foundation yesterday sued the Encore Boston Casino and four bus companies over casino shuttle buses it charges were allowed to idle for more than the state-allowed five minutes at locations in Everett and Medford, including the Wellington T stop. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 6:32 pm
Derailed Orange Line train at Wellington yard

Chuck D'Antonio had a good view of a derailed CRRC Orange Line train at the Wellington yard around 3:45 p.m. from the skyway between the station and Station Landing. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/19 - 2:22 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Haverhill man they say would board a nearly empty Orange Line car, sit next to a woman and then expose and fondle himself while using a newspaper to hide what he was doing from the rest of the passengers. Read more.

By adamg - 5/24/19 - 9:25 am

NealG reports:

That’s a new one, Orange Line motorwoman on train at Back Bay: “attention passengers, this train will be standing by due to a distraught swan in the right of way near Wellington Station."

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By adamg - 1/8/19 - 4:21 pm
New Orange Line cars at Wellington

Lori Magno snapped a photo of a couple of baby-faced new Orange Line cars resting with some of their older, wearier counterparts at Wellington this morning.

By adamg - 8/30/18 - 8:56 am
New Orange Line car being unloaded at Wellington yard

The T's Joe Pesaturo shows us a new Orange Line car being placed on local tracks - at the Wellington yard - for the first time.

Miniature Bumblebee, meanwhile, spotted two of the new cars being delivered at Wellington this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 8/29/18 - 3:33 pm
New cars coming to Wellington

Miniature Bumblebee spotted a fresh Orange Line car arriving on a flatbed at the Wellington yard this morning, presumably from the new CRRC assembly plant in Springfield.

The two initial test cars, shipped direct from China, have become a familiar sight on the normally unused third Orange Line track north of Boston. The MBTA says it hopes to begin putting the new cars into passenger service starting at year's end.

By adamg - 4/25/18 - 9:12 am

Signal problems at Wellington are jamming up Orange Line platforms as trains slow to a crawl. David Christopher reports he's at Wellington, where he watched helplessly as two completely full trains pulled in and then left, with no room for anybody to get on.

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