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By adamg - 9/22/22 - 11:25 pm

At 8:43 p.m., the MBTA reported ten-minute delays on the Green Line because of signal problems at Union Square, which should still have that new-station smell.

By adamg - 9/22/22 - 4:29 pm

The Globe reports a two-car Green Line train with just two passengers onboard derailed near Park Street shortly before midnight, Monday. No injuries, the train was put back on the tracks and the tracks repaired before the start of service Tuesday, the Globe reports.

By adamg - 9/18/22 - 9:47 pm

Some of those charter buses will still come in handy later this week, when the T shuts down the Green Line's entire D branch for a total of 27 days over the next six weeks or so. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 2:25 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man for spraying painting graffiti that included the word "GANG" on the walls of the Copley Green Line station around 8:10 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/22 - 9:51 pm

We saw it on July 21, when flames started going up the side of that Orange Line train And we saw it again today, not during the rapid-fire roof-top flash bangs on a B trolley at Park Street, but afterwards, when the T swapped in shuttle buses. Read more.

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By adamg - 9/11/22 - 3:25 pm

Update, 9:32 p.m. MBTA says service has resumed, but with delays.

Shortly before 3 p.m. sparks exploded atop a B Line trolley at Park Street. Don't worry, though: No fire - and definitely no shots fired - although the station filled with some light smoke. Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/22 - 9:44 am
Proposed Supercar

Behold the Supercar (final look may differ).

The MBTA board this week approved a contract with a Spanish rail manufacturer for 102 next-gen Green Line cars that will be far longer than today's trolleys, with delivery of the first new test cars in spring of 2026. Read more.

By adamg - 8/31/22 - 9:08 am

Transit Police report arresting a Boston man on gun charges at the Copley Green Line stop Sunday morning because of the "9mm handgun with a high capacity magazine, laser sight affixed and ammunition" inside his backpack. Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/22 - 4:31 pm

The T announced today it's started running trains again between Brigham Circle and Heath Street after work to replace tracks and to add equipment that, when turned on, should help keep trolleys from crashing into each other. Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/22 - 10:41 am

While 'neath the streets of Boston, Anna Seda on cello, Jacob Deck on Celtic harp and Ben Rechel on bass play their updated version of the classic Boston song: Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/22 - 12:04 pm

State and Boston officials today detailed their latest efforts to provide alternatives for Orange Line riders and Green Line riders north of Boston for the month-long shutdown that starts Friday night - and to caution that eliminating train service that normally handles 100,000 people on weekdays will affect everybody else in the region as well. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/22 - 11:20 am

Transit Police report arresting a 66-year-old Holbrook man on charges he punched an 80-year-old-man to the floor and then kept kicking and punching him in a dispute over a bag both men claimed, around 10 a.m. on Friday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 9:34 pm

Boston City Councilor Kenzie Bok (Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Fenway, Mission Hill) is pissed with the MBTA tonight ,after finding herself surrounded by Sox fans at Haymarket station who had been kicked off trolleys shortly before 7 p.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 6:58 pm
Passengers walking narrow Green Line space to Hynes

Riders turned track walkers near Hynes.

The Green Line suffered a "power problem" near Kenmore and now it's rolled out the buses between Kenmore and Government Center. This was no mere inconvenience, though, as Jeremy DaCruz shows us, passengers had to get off the train with the "problem" and walk the narrow space between the trolley and the wall to stations, in his case, Hynes. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/22 - 4:53 pm

Shuttle buses, more commuter-rail service and the 39 bus! All that and more.

By adamg - 8/5/22 - 11:15 am

The MBTA announced today that it hopes to finally, actually, really, no kidding, open the Green Line Extension all the way into Medford by "late November," just in time for you to go over the river and through the woods to visit the Medford house where Lydia Maria Child's grandparents lived, prompting her to write the famous Thanksgiving song. Read more.

By adamg - 8/1/22 - 9:37 am

The T reminds Green Line riders that it's shutting down the ol' E Line between Copley and Heath between Aug. 6 and Aug. 21 to make improvements, including sprucing up the tracks it didn't get to the last time it shut the line. Riders who'd rather not just walk from Back of the Hill to Copley Square can instead ride the 39 bus, the T says.

By adamg - 7/29/22 - 10:00 am

Transit Police report arresting a West Bridgewater man they say went up to a woman he didn't know inside the Green Line fare gates, "wrapped his arms around the victim and kissed her on both cheeks" and then boarded a trolley around 12:20 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/27/22 - 6:08 pm

The MBTA reports a trolley with an embarrassing door problem at Copley is messing up service on the Green Line. "Trains may be asked to stand by at stations," along with, presumably, their passengers.

By adamg - 7/23/22 - 9:59 am

The Green Line started the day with a bit of a "power problem" in the tunnel between Boylston and Park bad enough to have the T bring in shuttle buses between Kenmore and Government Center. What's a "power problem"? Could be anything: A train's pantograph declined to rise, or it did and there were sparks and a short circuit and smoke and stuff or the wires came down or a guy named Johnny pulled out the power cord that feeds the trolleys.

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