Orange Line

By - 3/25/19 - 12:54 pm

WBUR reports the MBTA has once again pushed off the start of the ten new Orange Line cars it now has on hand, this time to the summer, due to a software glitch involving how the cars interact with the T's signaling system, which at least sounds like the kind of thing you'd want to hold off a rollout over.

By - 3/21/19 - 8:55 am

A Green Line trolley near Boylston and an Orange Line train somewhere on the tracks both suffered embarrassing mechanical problems around the same time this morning, causing delays on the two lines, but the MBTA says everything's back to being hunky dory.

By - 3/19/19 - 10:29 pm

A large contingent of Boston firefighters went down into the Downtown Crossing T stop to investigate an odor of smoke near the CharlieCard store around 10 p.m. They returned to the surface and their firehouses after determining the odor to be the remains of a heavy pot-smoking session, but not a fire.

By - 3/15/19 - 8:53 am

A train that collapsed in a heap at Malden Center was shoved out of the way, but, of course, not before jamming up the whole Orange Line.

By - 3/4/19 - 9:16 am
Lot of white stuff at Green on the Orange Line

"Good morning from Hoth," Liz Lemongrab writes, showing us all the white at Green on the Orange Line. Read more.

By - 2/19/19 - 5:26 pm
Bernie and Phylls ad that clals other deals Fake News is met with pen scrawl asking them to stop normalizing Trump

Spotted on the Orange Line this morning.

By - 2/15/19 - 5:17 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge yesterday convicted Sean Devlin, 35, of North Reading, for a 2017 incident on the Orange Line in which he screamed anti-Muslim slurs at a hijab-wearing woman returning home from a prayer service and then attacked her as she fled the train. Read more.

By - 2/14/19 - 9:43 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the southbound Orange Line due to a train that came up halt near Haymarket. Of course, this being the Orange Line, signals are involved as well. Tim Lawrence is on the train and reports: Read more.

By - 2/8/19 - 3:32 pm

The MBTA says power problems downtown are causing delays of up to 25 minutes on the Green, Blue and Orange lines.

By - 2/8/19 - 12:21 pm
Old and new Orange Line cars at Oak Grove

Ethan H. spotted the past and the future of the Orange Line at Ethan H. spotted the past and the future of the Orange Line at Oak Grove today. The new cars, some of which were originally supposed to go into service in December, are now scheduled to begin carrying passengers this spring, maybe. Read more.

By - 2/5/19 - 3:15 pm
Lines at Back Bay

The hardest part of getting to the Orange Line this afternoon was getting through all the people waiting for a train on one of the commuter-rail tracks.

By - 2/3/19 - 11:12 pm

After the date and time of the Patriots Duck Boat parade was announced, Steve Koczela tweeted:

The Duck Boats run more frequently than the MBTA orange line.

The MBTA replied three minutes later: Read more.

By - 1/31/19 - 10:35 am
Man on Orange Line with jacket that asks if you think he's crazy

Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko spotted this man on the Orange Line this morning.

By - 1/31/19 - 9:21 am

The MBTA is reporting southbound Orange Line delays of up to 10 minutes due to an earlier problem with signals.

By - 1/30/19 - 5:28 pm
Crowded State Street platform on the Orange Line

Eli Reusch is on a packed Orange Line platform at State, where he and other riders are beginning to wonder if they'll ever get home. The MBTA reports a train went to meet its maker at Sullivan, causing delays of up to 15 minutes.

By - 1/29/19 - 12:02 am

Around 9:30 p.m., an Orange Line train pulled out of Ruggles on its way downtown. Only a rider, for whatever reasons, had her arm partially stuck outside one set of doors as the train began to move. When the driver didn't seem to respond to the intercom, a rider pulled the emergency brake. Read more.

By - 1/28/19 - 10:03 am
Broken escalator at North Station

Was it only three weeks ago that the pedestrian tunnel under Causeway Street finally opened? T.J. Winnick reports this morning:

Not only is the weeks-old North Station tunnel way too narrow for rush hour but the escalator has already been out of order since last week!

By - 1/28/19 - 8:00 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to ten minutes on the Orange Line due to a train at Haymarket that wishes the new cars would get here already so it can retire to Florida.

By - 1/25/19 - 11:47 am

Two Orange Line riders report the drivers of their trains (or maybe it was just the same fed-up driver on different trips) have had more than enough of the people who go from car to car handing out tissue packets with a written sob story attached in the hopes of picking up some money. Read more.

By - 1/24/19 - 8:57 am

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