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By adamg - 7/22/22 - 11:05 pm

It's not just that the Blue Jays scored 28 runs at Fenway tonight (fans started chanting "Let's go Blue Jays!"), but the T reports an inbound Green Line trolley mistook itself for a Sox player and died at Fenway.

By adamg - 1/29/22 - 9:09 pm
Snow at Longwood station on the Green Line

Roving UHub photographer Anna Geneva captured the Longwood Green Line stop tonight.

She probably enjoyed the view a bit more than the driver who managed to get a beefy SUV stuck on the Green Line in Cooldige Corner - not to mention the people in the trolleys on either side who got blocked by it, like Agiocochook1: Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/22 - 6:30 pm

Updated with news about another trolley getting snagged tonight.

A mechanism at the mouth of the Riverside Line's Fenway tunnel that is supposed to help protect the tunnel from flooding is now damaging some pantographs that power trolleys as they move between the underground and surface-level tracks. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/22 - 1:13 pm

The T is running buses between Fenway and Reservoir because of some sort of power problem on the Riverside Line near Beaconsfield.

By adamg - 8/4/20 - 4:43 pm
Downed tree at Newton Highlands

Downed tree at Newton Highlands. Photo via Ian Lamont.

Isaias may only be giving the Boston area a glancing blow, but it's enough to snap trees like matchsticks on the Mattapan Line between Milton and Butler and on the Riverside Line near Longwood and Newton Highlands. Buses have replaced the Mattapan trolley and D Line trolleys from Kenmore all the way to Riverside. Read more.

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By adamg - 3/3/20 - 11:55 am

Something happened to the overhead wires at Newton Highlands and that caused some significant problems on the Riverside Line, the MBTA reports.

By adamg - 2/9/20 - 1:57 pm
Broken door on a new Green Line trolley at Copley

Jonathan Berk was among the riders inconvenienced at Copley Square around 11:40 a.m. when yet another one of the brand-spanking new Green Line trolleys had to be taken out of service because one of its doors broke. He adds it wasn't just Green Line regulars who were put out - there were a lot of Orange Line riders trying to use the Green Line as a downtown replacement due to it being shut for repairs this weekend.

By adamg - 1/22/20 - 10:13 pm
Car on Eliot platform on the Green Line

The meaning of the sign is pretty clear, and yet obviously the driver went way past it. Read more.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 5:47 pm

The MBTA reports the track was whack enough on the Riverside Line to round up buses to shuttle passengers between Reservoir and Chestnut Hill in the middle of rush hour, but that things are once again hunky dory.

By adamg - 1/4/20 - 9:09 pm

Transit Police report a 40-year-old woman suffered serious injuries when she was hit by an inbound Riverside Line trolley at Newton Centre around 7:45 p.m.

Transit Police detectives are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.

By adamg - 1/1/20 - 7:53 pm

Shortly before 7 p.m., inbound service on the Riverside Line was delayed after a trolley's brakes seized up at Newton Highlands - a day after one of the new trolleys suffered an embarrassing failure at Park Street.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 9:34 am

The MBTA reports delays on the Riverside Line due to "a switch problem" at Riverside. But that's not all. Phil R reports what he saw at Reservoir:

Another snowy day, another one of those new, state of the art IB #MBTA #GreenLine trains was just taken out of service at Reservoir. Complete with the sign showing "Call Police" when we passed it on my train.

By adamg - 11/1/19 - 8:56 am
Downed tree in Chestnut Hill on the Green Line tracks

Cracked, fallen tree in Chestnut Hill. Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA reports it's restored service on the Green Line to and from Riverside, following a windswept tree cracking and falling along the line in Chestnut Hill during the storm. Rider can still expect some delays, but no longer have to get on a shuttle bus for part of their ride.

By adamg - 10/17/19 - 8:52 am
Boat on dry land after storm

Matt Conti shows us a boat on dry land in the North End after the storm overnight. He has more photos of damage in the North End.

John Hanzl surveyed the damage along Harbor Towers: Read more.

By adamg - 8/21/19 - 6:27 pm

Eitan Hersh was among the teeming masses forced off a Riverside Line train after a large tree branch fell in front of it between Fenway and Longwood: Read more.

By adamg - 8/7/19 - 12:31 pm

WBZ reports the driver of the trolley that derailed near Riverside this morning didn't have proper signal authorization to proceed; had been hired just this past March.

By adamg - 8/7/19 - 7:39 am

Around 6 a.m., NBC Boston reports. Shuttle buses are running.

By adamg - 7/23/19 - 12:11 pm

Up to 20 minutes due to a trolley that switched to the track up to Valhalla, the MBTA reports.

By adamg - 6/24/19 - 9:10 am

The MBTA says it's rolled out 40 shuttle buses to move people between Riverside and Reservoir due to "a wire problem."

By adamg - 6/18/19 - 9:23 am
Waiting for the Green Line in Newton

Waiting for the Godot Line in Newton Centre. Photo by Phil R..

Phil R. reports the Riverside Line took a look at the Red Line this morning and said, "Hold my beer:" Read more.

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