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By adamg - 6/13/20 - 12:21 pm

Nathaniel Stinnett watched some of the demolition of the steel part of the Lechmere viaduct this morning. It's coming down for the realignment of the Green Line towards the new Not-Lechmere station being built as part of the fabled Green Line Extension.

By adamg - 6/1/20 - 8:51 am
Lechmere station with trolleys

Tim Murphy took some before and after photos of Lechmere, specifically, what it looked like just before it was shut and then again over this past weekend: Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/20 - 10:21 pm
Lechemere station after its opening in 1922

Lechmere station sometime after 1922. Source.

Tonight marks the last time the T will use the current Lechmere station for anything trolley related. It shuts tonight and in 11 months or so, there'll be a brand-new station nearby as the current tracks are extended towards Somerville.

Of course, what comes down must have gone up. Read more.

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 - 3/1/19 - 9:50 pm

The MBTA is running shuttles between Lechmere and North Station due to a trolley that had some sudden issues getting power down from the wires. Here are some T workers doing some emergency repairs to the trolley as it sits on the viaduct.

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By adamg - 6/13/17 - 5:37 pm
Street light smashes into car

As the front came through this afternoon, a gust of wind near Lechmere station took down a street-light pole, which fell on the hood of a car making a turn, after which the light bounced into the street, as Lisa captured.

She reports the driver and somebody in the back seat appeared to get out physically OK. Read more.

By adamg - 4/21/17 - 11:04 pm
Wanted man

UPDATE: Transit Police report the suspect turned himself in.

Transit Police have issued a BOLO for a guy they say started screaming at a group of young kids and their chaperone on a Green Line trolley to Lechmere yesterday afternoon - and then physically attacked their chaperone at the station. Read more.

By adamg - 4/1/17 - 11:38 am
Sparking Green Line trolley near Lechmere

Ka-blam! Northpoint resident captured the flying sparks. See the entire photo.

The T's started Lechmere-North Station bustitution; could take several hours to repair the damage. Passengers on a trolley up on the viaduct had to be walked down to the station when one of its pantographs suddenly lost contact with the overhead wire in a shower of sparks.

By adamg - 3/4/17 - 6:02 pm
Trolley on the way to Lechmere that sort of caught fire

The T is running shuttle buses to and from Lechmere because of what Greater Boston Radio calls a minor fire. Nani, who took the photo, reports:

green line stopped right between lechemere and science park - saw a tiny electrical explosion from above - scary!

She adds that about 30 minutes after the trolley stopped, passengers disembarked and walked down the viaduct to Lechmere.

By adamg - 7/25/16 - 6:26 pm

Emily Weisberg is waiting for a bus at Lechmere because, she reports, there's a live wire down on the Green Line tracks.

By adamg - 7/29/15 - 6:10 pm

Brendan Kearney reports he'd just gotten off a trolley at Lechmere when the trolley failed to navigate the curve to turn around and came a bit off the tracks. The T is now busing passengers.

By adamg - 2/25/15 - 3:59 pm

Cambridge Police say a local 17-year-old walked up to a man waiting for a bus on Cambridge Street around 9:30 p.m. yesterday, then stabbed him and ran towards the Lechmere T station.

The victim sustained two stab wounds to his lower back and buttocks area. He was later transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

By adamg - 12/11/14 - 7:30 am
Lechmere canal in Cambridge

JB Parrett went for a stroll in Lechmere Canal Park yesterday.

By adamg - 11/17/14 - 5:46 pm
Silver Line crowding

Packing them in at a Silver Line stop. Photo by Martin Zero.

Problems on the Red and Green lines mean crankytime for evening T commuters. Christie F. gives us a taste:

35 minutes ago my train pulled out of Lechmere. We still haven't reached Haymarket.

Southbound Red Line service has yet to reach standstill proportions, but that's of little solace to people jammed onto platforms who can't even sardine themselves into trains.

By adamg - 6/13/12 - 7:18 pm

Ari Rizzitano explains:

When headed north on the Green Line, waiting for a Lechmere train is like waiting for the skinny Tetris block.

By roadman - 11/10/11 - 3:04 pm

Latest T Alert:

Green Line E service will be diverted to substitute shuttle buses between North Station and Lechmere due to an automobile blocking the track area. 11/10/2011 2:07 PM

Since when did they put in grade crossings on the Lechmere Viaduct?

By adamg - 10/25/11 - 8:34 pm

It seems like only yesterday that the T shut down service past North Station, doesn't it? The T reports trolley service all the way to Lechmere is scheduled to resume the weekend of Nov. 5.

By roadman - 7/1/11 - 2:11 pm

Should we walk, or do we have time to take the T?

, the answer apparently is: It doesn't make a difference.

In their latest attempt to cover up how minimal the replacement shuttle bus service between North Station and Lechmere really is, the MBTA has just put up a series of new posters at North Station "suggesting" that people destined for Science Park might want to walk there instead of taking the shuttle bus. The read (in part):

Getting To Science Park

Shuttle Bus: 15 Minutes
Walking: 15 Minutes

By adamg - 4/25/11 - 4:19 pm

The T is shutting down trolley service to Science Park and Lechmere between April 30 and November, so it can install elevators and other improvements at Science Park. Buses will run instead.

The T says by shutting down the line entirely, it will shave six months off the Science Park work.

More details.

By adamg - 3/3/11 - 11:33 am

MassDOT today announced an agreement to swap land at Lechmere with land by North Station that will lead to a new rail service north and west of Boston - and actual construction of the long stalled North Point development.

Under the deal, the state will give Pan Am Railways the land used for the current Lechmere Green Line station in exchange for the former Pan Am rail yard, which is across the Charles River from Massachusetts General Hospital, and rights to use other Pan Am tracks in the area.

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