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By adamg - 1/20/22 - 9:15 pm

The Heights reports a broken water main at Comm. Ave. and Lake Street disrupted traffic and the Green Line and forced businesses at the B Line terminal to shut down after water flooded their basement.

By adamg - 12/11/21 - 3:54 pm
Two-car crash on the Green Line

Sundaram had a ringside seat to watch the aftermath of a two-car crash right atop the B Line tracks at Strathmore Road shortly before 3 p.m. The crashed caused delays of up to 20 minutes on the line, although the T now reports service is back to normal.

By adamg - 11/15/21 - 9:09 am

Green Line B Branch Station Consolidation Announcement

WBZ reports the end of weekend bus diversions on the B Line as the T this morning opened its new Babcock Street and Amory Street stops, which replace four smaller stops along Commonwealth Avenue. The work finished several months ahead of schedule.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 10:58 am

Update:WCVB reports the T is moving to fire the driver.

Federal crash investigators today announced the "how" of a July 30 trolley crash on Commonwealth Avenue, but are continuing to investigate the "why:" Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/21 - 9:18 pm
Smashed in trolley

The rear of the hit trolley, the next day, after it had been taken to a T yard. Photo by NTSB.

The National Transportation Safety Board reported today that its initial findings from Friday's B Line crash showed that an outbound trolley traveling at 30 m.p.h. plowed into the back of a trolley going just 10 m.p.h. at Pleasant Street. Read more.

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By adamg - 7/31/21 - 12:16 pm

The National Transportation Safety Board announced this morning it "is investigating the July 30, 2021, collision of two Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) light rail trains on MBTA's Green Line near Boston, Massachusetts."

Prediction: The NTSB will issue a report that concludes the MBTA needs to equip the Green Line with a "positive train control system," just like it does after every Green Line collision.

By adamg - 6/20/21 - 11:17 pm
New look of Huntington Avenue with new transit and bike ways in one MBTA rendering

Possible next-gen Huntington Avenue, with transit/bike lanes on either side.

MBTA planners tomorrow will discuss potential new designs for the Green Line along between Brigham Circle and Heath Street and along Commonwealth Avenue with the goal to make the two branches more easily accessible to people with mobility issues. Read more.

By adamg - 3/17/21 - 10:37 am

The MBTA is now running buses between Blandford and Washington streets on the B Line because of what the T calls "an overhead wire problem" that requires some repairs before the trolleys can run again.

By adamg - 9/28/20 - 11:29 pm

The T is reporting both a dead outbound trolley at BU East and a wire problem near BC.

By adamg - 1/29/20 - 9:23 am
Rendering of new Green Line station

Rendering of one of the upgraded stops.

The Daily Free Press reports a contractor is expected to begin work soon to build two new Green Line stations along Commonwealth Avenue that will replace four current stops. Read more.

By adamg - 12/18/19 - 8:50 am
Dead Green Line trolley at Allston Street

At 8:10 a.m., Alice posted this photo of an inbound Green Line trolley just dead in the water - and in the intersection of Allston Street and Commonwealth Avenue, where it blocked traffic. Read more.

By adamg - 12/15/19 - 11:30 pm

The Green Line came to a grinding halt on Comm. Ave. at the BU Bridge tonight when somebody in a Tesla wound up enmeshed with the tracks, KMV reports. No word if the driver claimed to be just following GPS directions or maybe taking care of his dog in the back seat while on autopilot, but whatever the reason, a big ol' tow truck had to be called in to get the expensive doorstop off the tracks.

By adamg - 10/27/19 - 4:50 pm

The MBTA reports the shuttle buses that were supposed to be a substitute for B Line trolleys are only going as far as Chestnut Hill Avenue due to flooding on Commonwealth Avenue between there and BC.

By adamg - 10/16/19 - 8:40 am
Smush at Commonwealth Avenue and Washington Street in Brighton

People coming into town on the Green Line from Boston College could be 15 minutes late due to a collision between a trolley and a pickup at Comm. Ave. and Washington Street. NBC Boston reports one injury.

By adamg - 8/26/19 - 11:47 am

The MBTA reports inbound delays on the B Line of up to ten minutes due to a train with issues at Chiswick Road.

By adamg - 7/31/19 - 1:49 pm
Car blocks the Green Line in Allston after crash

Boston Attitude captured the aftermath along Commonwealth Avenue just past Harvard Avenue.

By adamg - 5/14/19 - 2:30 pm
Car on the Green Line tracks along Commonwealth Avenue

Somehow, a driver wound up on the B Line at Pleasant Street around 1:30 p.m. Kyle MacDonald reports the driver looked "a little shaken up, but OK." Read more.

By adamg - 12/8/18 - 11:09 am
Derailed trolley outside Kenmore Square

UPDATE: After 11 hours, the B Line started running again.

A B Line trolley went off the rails as it trudged along just past Kenmore Square. WBZ reports there were no passengers on board at the time, and no injuries.

By adamg - 11/17/18 - 7:05 pm
Car on the Green Line tracks at Packards Corner

Sundaram shows us the car somebody managed to drive onto the outbound Green Line tracks at Packards Corner shortly before 7 p.m.

Danielle Jones photographed the car from inside a trolley: Read more.

By adamg - 9/29/18 - 8:05 pm
Car on the Green Line tracks along Commonwealth Avenue

The MBTA is reporting 15-minute delays on the Green Line to and from BC due to the car on the tracks that Fuad photographed.

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