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By adamg - 11/18/19 - 6:32 pm
Derailed Orange Line train at Wellington yard

Chuck D'Antonio had a good view of a derailed CRRC Orange Line train at the Wellington yard around 3:45 p.m. from the skyway between the station and Station Landing. Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 12:36 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Woburn man they say indecently attacked a woman as they rode an elevator down to the Orange Line platform at Haymarket around 5:15 a.m. on Saturday.

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By adamg - 11/15/19 - 5:21 pm

On the heels of delays in the morning rush, the MBTA now reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Orange Line due to a train at Green Station with brakes that just refuse to unclench or something.

By adamg - 11/15/19 - 7:35 am
Long delays at Forest Hills

'Oh, nuts!' squirrel says at Forest Hills.

Jason Arroyo was among the growing numbers of Orange Line riders forced to abandon most hope when they got to an Orange Line station this morning due to a dead train at North Station.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 5:23 pm

Through a FOIA request, WFXT obtained video of the crash during one of those weekend shutdowns on Oct. 20 that created a bad commute the next morning.

By adamg - 11/9/19 - 7:56 pm

THe MBTA, which this morning told an Orange Line rider he wound up at the Encore casino because he got on a casino shuttle and not an Orange Line bus, is now acknowledging that he got on the right bus and that the driver somehow missed the shuttle route between Sullivan and Wellington and wound up at the casino: Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 12:20 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Somerville man on charges he indecently attacked a woman - twice - at the fare gates to State Street station shortly before 9 a.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 9:34 am

The MBTA reports 15-minute delays on the Orange Line due to a dead train that was clogging up the tracks at Oak Grove.

By adamg - 11/5/19 - 9:38 am
Truck storrowed in Malden

Roving UHub photographer Paul Sherman was forced to stop roving this morning due to a truck driver who sardine-canned at the Medford Street Orange Line bridge in Malden this morning.

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 1:25 pm

The MBTA reports that the new north headhouse - or entrance - for the Forest Hills T stop will open Tuesday, which means people walking to the station from the north will no longer have to cross the Arborway to get on the train.

By adamg - 10/31/19 - 4:47 pm

Update: Arrest made.

Transit Police report gunfire at the Ruggles T stop around 3 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 10/30/19 - 9:46 am
Chips, other trash on the floor of a new Orange Line car

As the new Orange Line cars become more familiar, more like home, riders are beginning to treat them just like the old cars, as Liz Lemongrab discovered this morning in car 1409. At least the seats on the new cars make it easier to tell if a liquid's been spilled on them.

By adamg - 10/26/19 - 1:16 pm
Dogs in Orange Line outfits

Eric Herot spotted a couple of the entrants in this year's Jamaica Plain dog parade, reports the one on the right is named Charlie.

Fun-sized Orange Line cars roll out in JP.

By adamg - 10/21/19 - 2:28 pm

The MBTA reported at 2:23 p.m. that everything's back to normal on the Orange Line:

At this time, work on the Orange Line has been completed and safety tested. The diversion has been lifted, and regular service has now resumed across the Line.

By adamg - 10/21/19 - 7:44 am
Waiting for a train that isn't coming.

Extra riders at Malden Center commuter-rail stop, 7:12 a.m. Photo by Manny Lim.

The T reports no Orange Line service between Sullivan and Tufts "due to the late completion of weekend work" - the repair work that was supposed to make the Orange Line more reliable. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/19 - 4:30 pm
Massachusetts Avenue suspsects

Transit Police report they are looking for four men for an attack at the Massachusetts Avenue Orange Line station around 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 4. Read more.

By adamg - 10/14/19 - 10:31 am
Working on the Orange Line

The MBTA posted some photos of its work on the Orange Line downtown over the weekend, during the second of six straight weekend shutdowns on that section of the line. Part of the work included replacing track at Downtown Crossing.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 8:59 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to ten minutes on the Orange Line due to a train with a "mechanical problem" that stopped moving near Haymarket. They finally got the beast to move, they report.

By adamg - 10/8/19 - 9:08 am

One of the shiny new Orange Line trains went back into service this morning, its doors now all working and stuff, just in time for one of the old wheezing rec rooms to belch some smoke into the Tufts Medical Center station due to a "motor problem." The T turned on some fans to air the station out, but of course there are now delays on the line, of up to ten minutes.

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