Orange Line

By - 1/20/19 - 10:35 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Orange Line due to signal problems at Oak Grove.

By - 1/20/19 - 7:43 pm

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to a recalcitrant Orange Line train.

By - 1/14/19 - 9:04 pm

WBUR reports the first brand-new Orange Line car since the 1980s won't start taking passengers until sometime in March. The T says the delay - it had originally hoped to have at least one new train running by last month - is to thoroughly test the French-made systems that will link the trains to the line's signalling system. The delay is just for the very first train - it should not affect delivery of future cars from the Springfield factory assembling the cars from mostly Chinese components, the T says.

By - 1/12/19 - 2:00 pm
Longer Orange Line train

Roving UHub photographer BradM spotted this six-car brand-spanking-new Orange Line train sitting above across the Mystic around 9:20 this morning. Almost looks like that thing will be ready to roll into actual service, weary Orange Line riders can only hope (you may recall the T had originally said it would get at least one all new Chinese-by-way-of-Springfield Orange Line train in service by the end of 2018).

They're so cute when they're little.

By - 1/12/19 - 12:35 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Orange Line due to "a disabled train with a door problem" at Downtown Crossing.

By - 1/8/19 - 4:21 pm
New Orange Line cars at Wellington

Lori Magno snapped a photo of a couple of baby-faced new Orange Line cars resting with some of their older, wearier counterparts at Wellington this morning.

By - 1/8/19 - 11:53 am

Transit Police report on the incident: Read more.

By - 1/8/19 - 8:07 am

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 10 minutes due to a train with "a mechanical problem" near Malden Center.

By - 1/6/19 - 2:52 pm
North Station tunnel

Kathy reports the tunnel is finally open today - no more braving the elements to get between the Green and Orange Line stop and the commuter-rail station and the Garden..

Mark Allen is pretty happy: Read more.

By - 12/27/18 - 8:58 am

The MBTA is reporting Orange Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to a train with "a mechanical problem" at Downtown Crossing.

By - 12/26/18 - 9:19 am
Massive crowd at Porter Square when the Fitchburg Line died

Just ugh. See April. Photo by Michael Doyle.

If we had a dime for every T delay, we'd be rich. Here are the ones we rhymed in 2018. It's far from a complete list of delays - we missed a few and didn't do rhymes for delays caused by deaths or that involved people being forced to walk through tunnels to escape from dead trains. Read more.

By - 12/21/18 - 9:48 am
New Orange Line headhouse at Forest Hills

Forest Hills and Arborway chronicler Clay Harper took a walk around the Forest Hills MBTA station last night to look at the additions, including the new entrance across the Arborway from the main station and the new upper busway and its all important canopies. Read more.

By - 12/16/18 - 10:02 pm

Up until now, the T has been testing that one new Orange Line train on that weird third track north of Boston, but look at this photo from the T's Joe Pesaturo tonight. Could we actually see it in operation as promised by the end of the year? Read more.

By - 12/12/18 - 8:58 am

The morning commute began slowly on the Red Line's Braintree branch due to a deceased train at Wollaston, and on the Orange Line due to a train that decided Stony Brook was far enough for it to journey from Forest Hills. Both lines are now back to their usual schedules, the MBTA reports.

By - 12/10/18 - 12:26 pm

The Globe reports an Orange Line driver had to be escorted out of his train at Downtown Crossing this morning when he refused to drive the train any further and began ranting over the PA about how dangerous the train is.

By - 11/30/18 - 10:02 pm

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

By - 11/28/18 - 8:57 am

The MBTA reports "residual" delays on the Orange Line from a train that chose Sullivan Square as the place to meet its maker. At 8:37, Michael F. reported:

And now after 20 minutes of being motionless we're stopped on the tracks because of "traffic ahead of us", which, how is that possible, there weren't any trains ahead of us

By - 11/20/18 - 10:20 am
Truck storrowed in Medford

JP Shipley shows us what happened when the driver of a big rig tried to cram under the Orange Line's Medford Street bridge in Malden this morning.

By - 11/19/18 - 7:27 am

Around 6:45, Michael noticed signal problems were causing delays on the Red, Orange and Blue lines.

Just need the Green to go out for the Full Baker

By - 11/17/18 - 10:22 am takes us on a tour of the CRRC plant now busy putting together those new Orange Line cars.