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By adamg - 5/31/19 - 11:25 pm

A tree on South Hungtington Avenue that suddenly realized gravity is not just a good idea, it's the law, came crashing down across the street at Back of the Hill, taking trolley power lines with it and forcing the T to end service at Brigham Circle.

By adamg - 4/12/19 - 3:30 pm

The MBTA reports service on the E Line is back to normal after a trolley died at the Longwood Medical Area stop and caused delays of up to 20 minutes.

By adamg - 3/21/19 - 10:15 pm

NBC Boston reports the woman is expected to survive.

By adamg - 2/12/19 - 7:27 pm

The MBTA reports a driver somehow got his or her car stuck on the E Line tracks between Northeastern and Brigham Circle, which means trolleys can't go anywhere and riders are being told to take the 39 bus instead.

By adamg - 11/2/18 - 4:04 pm

The T has canceled the E Line past Brigham Circle due to a trolley and a stopped box truck exchanging some love pats near the Riverway and is advising riders to jump on the 39 bus instead - but the buses are having their own problems due to all the traffic piled up as a result.

By adamg - 7/20/18 - 11:05 am

The T reports it's canceled service on the E Line between Brigham Circle and Heath Street due to a "power problem near Mission Park."

By adamg - 6/21/18 - 4:31 pm
Big pipe crosses Huntington Avenue

Paint the World watched the slow progression of a giant pipe across Brigham Circle and the Green Line this afternoon.

Colleen got a closer view: Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/18 - 3:13 pm

The T reports delays of up to 10 minutes on the E Line due to a trolley that pulled up lame at Park Street.

By adamg - 5/3/18 - 5:55 pm

The MBTA reports dead trains aplenty on the E Line past Brigham Circle, and is advising riders to try to squish onto a 39 bus instead, at least until 7 p.m.

By adamg - 12/30/17 - 12:56 pm

A deceased trolley at North Station is causing "minor" delays for the ride to Lechmere, the MBTA reports.

By adamg - 10/23/17 - 4:02 pm

MassDOT announced today that it's installing specialized traffic signal systems along Beacon Street in Brookline, and Comm. Ave. and Huntington Ave. in Boston that will switch to green lights for approaching trolleys. Mass. Ave. in Cambridge will get similar treatment for buses. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/17 - 4:41 pm
Green Line bully

Camo-hatted bully in action. Photo by David Yamada.

A man's haranguing of a young Muslim woman that started on the Green Line platform at Prudential Saturday ended on a trolley when several people stood up and put themselves between them, according to one of the participants in the incident. Read more.

By adamg - 7/12/17 - 11:15 pm
Pink stuffed animal on a Green Line trolley

Kate Estrop found this stuffed animal riding the E Line all alone tonight, wonders if it belongs to somebody.

By adamg - 7/1/17 - 1:27 pm
Old MBTA map showing Arborway line

Pat from Boston notes that Hynes station still has maps showing the E Line going all the way to Arborway (even if in the "temporarily suspended" format), something it hasn't actually done since Dec. 29, 1985.

By adamg - 10/24/16 - 5:49 pm

Around 530 p.m., a motor vehicle got up close and personal with both a bus and an E-Line trolley. Extensive damage to the car; no injuries. The Green Line is now suspended between Brigham Circle and Heath Street; riders are supposed to hop on a 39 bus instead.

By adamg - 11/10/15 - 3:05 pm

Outbound trolley halted by protesters.

About 50 Northeastern students protesting in support of higher wages for both adjunct professors and people who make the minimum wage blocked the E Line at Forsyth Street for several speeches and chants this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/15 - 9:28 pm

Northeastern University Underwear Run 10/16/15

It's Northeastern's annual underwear run, and thousands of students in their underwear are streaming down Huntington Avenue towards the Pru.

By adamg - 6/10/15 - 5:19 pm

A dead T bus on the tracks on South Huntington Avenue means the Green Line ain't going anywhere.

By adamg - 2/18/15 - 12:59 pm
Derailed Green Line trolley on Huntington Avenue

Stuck trolley. Photo by Jon Frederick.

Michael Femia reports a trolley acting as a plow got stuck on Huntington Avenue by the Museum of Fine Arts around 12:30 p.m. Yacques reports it derailed and took out a street light and hit a pole.

In the photo above, that yellow thing was the plow attached to the front of the trolley.

Frederick also happened to photograph the snow mound that did in the trolley before the trolley arrived:

By adamg - 2/17/15 - 8:36 am
Massive line for shuttle buses at Malden Center

See all those people? They're waiting for an Orange Line shuttle bus at Malden Center. "Shuttle bus line is MASSIVE!" Rich reports.

On the more frostbitten segments of the T today, riders slowly shuffled through long lines for shuttle buses. The luckier ones boarded one of the growing number of big charter buses the T has hired, such as these buses that Marta spotted at JFK/UMass for the ride to Quincy and Braintree:

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