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By adamg - 8/25/20 - 9:34 am

The T is currently busing Green Line passengers between Kenmore and Park due to what it calls "a power problem."

Earlier in the morning, Orange Line riders got to experience delays due to a dead train, which lead to un-social distancing on the remaining trains.

By adamg - 8/4/20 - 4:43 pm
Downed tree at Newton Highlands

Downed tree at Newton Highlands. Photo via Ian Lamont.

Isaias may only be giving the Boston area a glancing blow, but it's enough to snap trees like matchsticks on the Mattapan Line between Milton and Butler and on the Riverside Line near Longwood and Newton Highlands. Buses have replaced the Mattapan trolley and D Line trolleys from Kenmore all the way to Riverside. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/20 - 9:14 am

WBZ reports Ride drivers and the comapny that runs the Ride reached a contract deal; the T says the Ride should be back to regular operations today.

Separately, the T's put in new barriers and signs on buses and trolleys, which means riders once again can board at the front on buses and at street-level trolley stops - so break out that CharlieCard The move also means more seats for riders.

By adamg - 7/19/20 - 2:29 pm

Dylan Rossiter asks:

Anyone know what these coil things are at Boylston Inbound?

By adamg - 7/14/20 - 4:14 pm
New trolley shielding

New shielding on the Green Line

The MBTA announced today that it's returning to front-door boarding on buses and on trolleys at street-level stations, including on the Mattapan Line, on Monday - in a move it says will also mean more seats available for passengers. Read more.

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By adamg - 7/13/20 - 11:23 am

A smoke-belching cable halted Green Line service between Government Center and Park Street around 11:15. One trolley got stuck in the tunnel; T workers escorted passengers from there to Park Street.

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 - 6/3/20 - 9:48 pm
Eures and Wilkie

Transit Police report two out-of-town visitors, one 17, the other 19, who came into Boston for "a day of leisure" on Monday had a fun day with a group of strangers they met on the Common - until the group led them into the Park Street T stop. Read more.

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 - 5/9/20 - 5:17 pm

Around noon, a B Line trolley slipped off the rails at Park Street, sending the T to both right the train and alert the few remaining Green Line passengers that they'd need to take the Orange or Red lines if they needed to get to Park Street.

By adamg - 5/1/20 - 11:22 am

Workers on Tuesday will begin putting down stripes on Charles River Dam Road in preparation for bus-only lanes for the buses that will replace the Green Line between North Station and Lechmere for a year while parts of the current Lechmere Viaduct is torn down and then moved as part of the Green Line Extension into Somerville. Read more.

By adamg - 3/23/20 - 9:24 am
Green Line seat hear where the driver sits asking riders not to sit on it

Ryan McAskill reports from the Green Line this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 9:45 pm

The MBTA announced today that starting Saturday, most bus passengers will have to board through the rear exit - with a similar policy on Green Line trolleys at street-level stops - to try to keep drivers and passengers at least six feet apart while keeping buses and trains moving for essential hospital workers and first responders going to and from work.

Passengers with disabilities will still be allowed to board through the front entrances, the T says.

By adamg - 3/18/20 - 9:35 am
Ennagi

Transit Police report arresting an East Boston man they say made a point of showing his genitals to women on the T - once while possibly freeing up one hand to video his victim's reaction. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/20 - 8:30 pm

The MBTA tonight announced it's adding additional morning service on the Blue Line and more service throughout the day on the Green Line's E branch and the 7 bus from South Boston, following complaints today that service reductions went too far and led to riders being forced to crowd together at a time when that's the last thing they should be doing. Read more.

By adamg - 3/6/20 - 11:49 am
Raven guy at Government Center

Rick Macomber spotted this guy, wearing one of those Plague-doctor getups, at the Government Center Green Line stop yesterday.

By adamg - 3/3/20 - 11:55 am

Something happened to the overhead wires at Newton Highlands and that caused some significant problems on the Riverside Line, the MBTA reports.

By adamg - 2/21/20 - 9:12 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to ten minutes on the Green Line due to a signal issue near Copley.

By adamg - 2/20/20 - 11:14 pm

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., the MBTA threw its hands up and said the Green Line was such a mess that riders should just give up and traipse over to the Orange Line to get between North Station and Copley - because of a dead outbound trolley at Boylston.

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