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By adamg - 1/21/20 - 8:06 am

Around 6:30 a.m., an Orange Line train headed for Forest Hills joined the choir eternal at State Street, causing delays.

By adamg - 1/17/20 - 2:22 pm

The MBTA begins another round of weekend diversions on the Orange Line, starting at 8:45 tonight. The work means no service between Sullivan Square and Tufts Medical Center until Monday morning. On the plus side: No weekend fares to ride the line.

By adamg - 1/9/20 - 11:37 pm
Signs at State Street on the Orange Line

Finn provides a before and after at State Street on the Orange Line: A couple weeks ago, the T put up a new train-arrival board - which it then blocked today by putting a sign pointing the way to the Blue Line.

By adamg - 1/7/20 - 8:10 am
New train, with bonus cameraman, at Forest Hills this morning

New train, with bonus cameraman, at Forest Hills this morning.

The MBTA reports it's figured out a fix for what was causing weird noises to emanate from the wheel area of the new Orange Line trains and so it's, very cautiously, putting one of them back into service today: Read more.

By adamg - 1/3/20 - 9:04 am

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays towards Forest Hills of up to ten minutes because of a train with door problems at State. Specifically, this train.

By adamg - 1/2/20 - 12:26 pm
Chance and Severino

Chance (l) and Severino

Transit Police report arresting two men they say spent a trip on inbound Orange Line train from Forest Hills "harassing and intimidating" passengers in their car - and attacking one man they spotted attempting to call police. Read more.

By adamg - 12/24/19 - 6:48 pm

The Orange Line has delays of up to 15 minutes due to an inbound train with "an air pressure problem" at Haymarket.

Also, there's a dead Amtrak train at 128 gumming up service on the Providence Line.

By adamg - 12/19/19 - 10:21 am

The MBTA is reporting Orange Line delays of up to ten minutes due to signal problems at the northern end of the line.

By adamg - 12/18/19 - 9:00 am

At 8:43 a.m., Avrom Sutzkever reported:

The Daily Indignity (tm) continues: just standing at #orangeline Stony Brook Station for 12 minutes - lurched forward an inch 5 minutes ago, now silence.

By adamg - 12/10/19 - 9:44 am

The T reported delays on the Orange Line this morning because of door problems on one train. Or as Avrom Sutzkever reported from the very train in question: Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/19 - 9:15 am

The MBTA says the Orange Line is all back to hunky dory after delays caused by a train with a mechanical problem (at least we know it wasn't one of the new trains, right?).

By adamg - 12/8/19 - 10:19 pm
Santa Claus on the Orange Line

Roving UHub photographer Marilyn M. spotted the jolly old elf headed to JP on the Orange Line this evening after bouncing kids on his knee at the Downtown Crossing Macy's.

Earlier:
St. Nick taking the Orange Line into town.

By adamg - 12/5/19 - 7:59 am
Crammed Orange Line train at Forest Hills

This is an Orange Line train leaving Forest Hills. Photo by Deb Beatty Mill.

The MBTA is reporting Orange Line delays of up to ten minutes due to a train that left this mortal coil at Tufts.

By adamg - 12/4/19 - 3:29 pm
By adamg - 12/4/19 - 3:00 pm

Anaridis Rodriguez at WBZ reports the "uncommon noise" is coming from pads on the cars' "trucks," which hold the wheels. Not a safety issue, but important to address, the GM says.

By adamg - 12/4/19 - 8:51 am
Crowded train, platform at Malden Center

Another morning, another mess on the Orange Line. Finn reports from an inbound train at Malden Center: Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/19 - 9:55 am

Update, 10:40 a.m.: T says Orange Line trains are rolling again, but with 10-minute delays.

The MBTA, which first reported 15-minute delays on the Orange Line southbound, has now suspended all service entirely on the line between Haymarket and Tufts Medical Center - and telling riders who want to get anywhere between North Station and Copley Square to use the Green Line instead. Read more.

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 6:55 pm

The T reports the Orange Line is down to one track at Oak Grove due to a train that died on the other track.

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