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By adamg - 10/29/20 - 1:59 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man witnesses was standing on an outbound Orange Line train and masturbating right in front of two seated women as the train approached Stony Brook around 10 a.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/20 - 9:22 am

The Globe shows how delays were already mounting for the new cars even before March.

By adamg - 10/17/20 - 10:36 am
Downtown Crossing emergency response

Emergency response at Downtown Crossing. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports emergency crews responded to Downtown Crossing around 2 a.m. after a man was found on one of the third rails on the Orange Line. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

By adamg - 10/5/20 - 3:08 pm

Brian Kane reports that CRRC is now 12 to 15 months behind schedule in churning them out at its Springfield assembly plant. The Boston Business Journal reports that means Orange Line riders could continue to see their superannuated cars until April, 2023, 15 months after originally planned, while the last of the wizened Red Line cars could still be in service until September, 2024, 12 months later than expected.

By adamg - 9/29/20 - 9:22 am
Orange and Red Line cars in the Cabot Yard in South Boston

The first couple of test models of the new Orange Line cars now sit with new Red Line cars in the MBTA's Cabot Yard in South Boston, which, of course, makes you wonder how they got there (secret deep-underground switch at Downtown Crossing?). Read more.

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By adamg - 9/4/20 - 2:27 pm

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays of up to 15 minutes because it had to take a northbound train with a major door issue out of service at Downtown Crossing.

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 - 7/14/20 - 9:32 am

The T is reporting "residual" delays on account of train that had to be taken out back at Green Street.

By adamg - 7/1/20 - 10:07 am
An empty Orange Line car

With people feeling freer to venture outside again, we haven't had many "empty city posts. But Chris Ferry shows us his Orange Line car shortly after 9:30 a.m today, and asks:

Is it luxury travel when you have the brand new orange line train to yourself?

By adamg - 6/2/20 - 9:58 am
North Station guy

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy "relative to Malicious Destruction of MBTA Property incident," at the North Station Orange Line stop at the height of the smashing and looting Sunday night.

More specifically, police say, around 11:10 p.m., the guy: Read more.

By adamg - 5/29/20 - 9:39 am

The MBTA is reporting 10-minute delays on the Orange Line inbound from Forest Hills due to another train with a mechanical problem.

By adamg - 5/28/20 - 4:49 pm

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays of about 20 minutes due to a train with a no doubt embarrassing mechanical problem inbound at Jackson Square.

By adamg - 5/22/20 - 2:32 pm
Demond Perry

Transit Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man on charges he took out a knife on the Orange Line and threatened another rider with it around 3:40 p.m. on Saturday near Tufts Medical Center.

Demond Perry, 44, was arrested yesterday at the Chinatown station on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 4/30/20 - 9:24 am
Suspect in stomping

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for "a vicious assault" that included kicking his victim on the ground and which left the victim with serious injuries around 9 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/24/20 - 8:44 pm

Boston Police are trying to figure out where a man who wound up on an Orange Line platform at Downtown Crossing bleeding from a fresh stab wound around 8:20 p.m. was actually stabbed. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/20 - 9:45 am
Wanted man

Wanted man.

Transit Police report they are looking for this grinning man for an incident at the State Street T stop around 11:10 p.m. on Sunday, in which he allegedly attacked and kicked a person, then forced the person to a nearby ATM to withdraw money.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.

By adamg - 3/27/20 - 11:12 am

That's it, the headline is the whole story.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 6:57 pm

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays of 15 minutes due to an inbound train with a "mechanical issue" at North Station.

By adamg - 3/11/20 - 1:46 pm

Adam Liberatore reports on an incident around 1 p.m. that shut the Orange Line.

By adamg - 3/9/20 - 5:12 pm

The MBTA is reporting Orange Line delays of 15 minutes due to switch problems at Forest Hills, which mean there is only one track at the station right now.

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