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By adamg - 1/17/20 - 2:44 pm

Transit Police report that around 10 a.m. a woman, 20, was hit by an inbound Worcester Line train in West Newton while she was on the tracks for some reason. She was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, police say, adding foul play is not suspected.

By adamg - 12/29/19 - 11:11 pm

MassDOT reported Sunday night that repairs to the Worcester Line tracks near Lansdowne are "substantially complete" and that service would likely be back to normal Monday, but there's a storm coming and that might cause its own issues, in part because of some of the repair work that remains to be finished: Read more.

By adamg - 12/26/19 - 5:39 pm

An outbound Worcester Line train suffered "a low speed upright derailment near Lansdowne," Keolis reports. No injuries, at least, but a major mess on the line, with some passengers being bused back to South Station as the T tries to organize a bus convoy from there to Newtonville, where riders can board a train headed west.

By adamg - 12/3/19 - 10:49 am

The MBTA reports that Train 514 out of Worcester has no delays but due to a problem with a locomotive generator, it's operating with minimum lighting and without heat "

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 9:03 am

Delays on the Providence Line yesterday are being repeated this morning, if not quite as astoundingly. An hour delay on a train out of Wickford Junction yesterday has found a shadow in today's 810 out of Providence, which developed some of those "mechanical problems" and was more than 30 minutes late.

Signal problems on the Worcester Line, meanwhile, mean delays of up to 40 minutes on trains between Auburndale and South Station.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 8:56 am

Hannah McGoldrick lays it on the line:

Going on day 9 of 15-minute plus delays on the Framingham/Worcester line. This is absolutely unacceptable.

Keolis acknowledges the issue: Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/19 - 8:47 pm

Transit Police report a man on the Worcester Line tracks was hit by an inbound train around 8:10 p.m. in the area of Lowell Avenue in Newton.

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 8:56 am

Around 7:35, the 586 Worcester Line train pulled into Natick Center - and then just kept going, gliding 100 yards or so down the tracks before it finally stopped, Zach Rose reports.

Blame the dreaded slippery rail - basically wet leaves - Keolis says: Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/19 - 9:37 pm

Train 531, from South Station to Worcester, is currently being held in Wellesley Square because somebody jabbed a conductor several times with an umbrella.

By adamg - 10/24/19 - 8:31 am

Keolis reports the Harvard Street stairs have re-opened, but that the Walnut Street stairs remain shut for repairs.

By adamg - 10/22/19 - 11:19 pm

The MBTA reports it's closed the Newtonville station on the Worcester Line "until further notice" because of some problems with the stairs up to the street that require immediate attention. The T says riders should head to West Newton instead - but will provide a shuttle bus 20 minutes before a scheduled train arrival from Newtonville to West Newton for people who don't get word in time to make the switch.

By adamg - 9/4/19 - 10:19 pm

Lightning strikes fried the signal system along the Worcester Line early this evening and ever since trains have either had to go wicked late or were just canceled altogether, the T reports.

By adamg - 9/3/19 - 9:13 pm

Colin B was on the 593 train to Framingham this afternoon when the PA blared: "Does anyone have any dry cleaning? We need a coat hanger up at the head car."

By adamg - 7/3/19 - 7:19 pm

Transit Police report a man in his 20s was hit and killed by an outbound train to Worcester near the Newtonville stop around 5:15 p.m. Police are investigating what he was doing on the tracks, but say foul play is not suspected. Read more.

By adamg - 3/28/19 - 8:11 pm

The MBTA announced today it's renaming Yawkey station on the Worcester as Lansdowne, starting April 8.

By adamg - 12/12/18 - 8:53 am

The MBTA is reporting all sorts of issues and schedule changes on the Worcester Line due to a train that thought it could, but it couldn't, so it just stopped moving altogether just barely out of Worcester.

By adamg - 12/4/18 - 9:35 am
Waiting for a train at Boston Landing in Brighton

Roman Lilligren was among the would be riders who stood by helplessly at the Boston Landing stop in Brighton shortly before 8 a.m. when an inbound train pulled in - late - and took no passengers because it was already full to bursting.

The train after that wasn't much better: Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/18 - 4:21 pm

Transit Police report a man walking on the Worcester Line tracks near the Weston Road bridge was hit and killed by an inbound train around 3 p.m.

Police and the Norfolk County District Attorney's office are investigating the fatality, but police say foul play is not suspected.

By adamg - 3/12/18 - 9:38 am

Miles on the MBTA reports on his visit to the Wellesley Farms stop on the Worcester Line - which seems to be popular among Nirvana fans and which boasts a plastic owl in a rafter inside.

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