• mbta March 11, 2023 11:10 pm

    MBTA Speed Restrictions Impact Green Line Riders

    As the MBTA continues their speed restrictions on segments of the Green Line and Orange Line, some riders are saying it’s just easier to walk to where they’re going. We talk with Green Line riders about the conditions of the T and traveling through the city.

  • mbta February 23, 2023 12:12 am

    Orange Line Car Removed From I-495 in Chelmsford

    A disabled truck carrying a new Orange Line train car was removed Wednesday evening from Interstate 495 in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. There were traffic diversions starting during the evening commute as crews worked to remove the truck. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation initially said Wednesday morning that there might need to be a short-term full closure and additional lane restrictions on…

  • mbta January 27, 2023 8:02 pm

    MBTA Riders Frustrated by Upcoming Weekend Closures on Orange, Green Lines

    Riders who rely on the T will be stuck dealing with yet another partial shutdown for the next two weekends, this time on the Orange and Green lines. The goal is to get closer to eliminating slow zones for the trains. Orange Line service will be suspended between North Station and Ruggles while track work and other construction work is…

  • orange line January 24, 2023 7:29 pm

    MBTA Rider Slashed in Fight Over Taking Up Too Many Seats on Train, Police Say

    A fight over an MBTA rider taking up more than one seat sent someone to the hospital from Boston’s Back Bay Station with slash wounds Tuesday, transit police said. As the Orange Line train approached the station, two people began to argue over the seat, and their argument turned physical, police said. One of the two took out a...

  • orange line January 20, 2023 11:56 am

    Orange Line Trains Returned to Service After Being Pulled in December

    The MBTA’s Orange Line seems to headed in the right direction, after being under the microscope for months due to its mechanical issues, month-long shutdown and fluctuating wait times. In December, the MBTA pulled several of its new Orange Line cars from service due to electrical issues, but those issues were repaired and the train cars were returned to...

  • mbta January 3, 2023 1:37 am

    New Year, Same Orange Line: Riders Dealing With Delays After 9 Cars Pulled

    As people start to head back to work and school this week following the holidays, passengers on the Orange Line will be dealing with longer wait times.

  • mbta January 2, 2023 5:32 pm

    Orange Line Riders to See Service Delays

    The MBTA said on Friday it had pulled nine of its new cars from service which means it’ll be about 15 minutes between trains.

  • mbta December 31, 2022 8:50 pm

    Boston Welcomes Visitors for New Year's Amid Orange Line Repairs

    When asked how the commute was coming into Boston on New Year’s Eve, most people surprisingly agreed it was smooth sailing. “It’s pretty rough getting into the city [normally],” said Robin Riley, who travelled to the city with her husband Sean for the holiday. “Today was fine, so that was good.” “Boston can be tough for parking,” said Sean...

  • Boston December 31, 2022 6:12 pm

    People Getting Into the City for Celebrations

    Getting into the city today for the holiday? Many said it was smooth sailing, despite warnings from the MBTA that repairs on multiple Orange Line could force delays up to 15 minutes.

  • orange line November 23, 2022 9:49 am

    Delays on MBTA's Orange Line Are Shortest They've Been Since 2019: Report

    A round trip ride on the MBTA’s Orange Line is the quickest it’s been since 2019, according to a Boston Globe story that cites a transit advocacy group. Round trips on the Orange Line have been delayed around 17 seconds since Thursday, according to TransitMatters. That’s compared to delays of just under six minutes before the infamous 30-day shutdown...

  • mbta October 28, 2022 4:28 pm

    Orange Line Work Checklist Grew During Shutdown, MBTA GM Says

    While Orange Line slow zones continue to frustrate riders and puzzle onlookers who expected to see more improvements after a major maintenance shutdown, MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak on Thursday defended the speed restrictions as “prioritizing safety.” Poftak told the MBTA Board of Directors that “we haven’t done the best job communicating” about the reasons behind long stretches of...

  • orange line October 26, 2022 11:37 am

    MBTA Says Slow Zones Will Continue for Next Couple Months

    Massachusetts lawmakers applauded the information being made public, but called for continued transparency and more progress toward getting the MBTA back up to full speed.

  • orange line October 26, 2022 8:09 am

    Mass. Lawmakers on Lingering Orange Line Slow Zones: ‘Frustrating'

    In a response to a letter from MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak, Massachusetts Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren called the new details on the Orange Line’s slow zones “an important first step towards rebuilding trust in the T,” but still called for more accountability from the public transit system. In a letter addressed to Senator Markey that followed...

  • mbta October 26, 2022 5:52 am

    MBTA Extends Orange Line Slowdowns to December

    Most remaining slow zones on the Orange Line, particularly stretches north of downtown Boston, are “scheduled to be lifted in November and December,” MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak wrote in a letter to U.S. Sen. Ed Markey.

  • Boston October 21, 2022 7:21 pm

    Police Release Photo of Suspect in Attack on Orange Line Train

    MBTA transit police are searching for a man believed involved in an attack on an Orange Line train earlier this month. Police say the suspect pictured above is a suspect in an attack on a southbound Orange Line Train on Oct. 15. It happened on a southbound train at the Downtown Crossing station around 7:30 p.m. Anyone who recognizes the…

  • mbta October 6, 2022 6:39 pm

    Some Orange Line Slow Zones Still in Place Two Weeks After Shutdown

    Frustrations on the Orange Line remain with slowdowns still in place two weeks after the historic shutdown ended with promises of faster, more efficient services. “It’s slightly been improved. I mean there are parts where it goes slower and it can get annoying. You can miss your bus or get late to class or work,” one passenger said. The...

  • mbta September 28, 2022 12:18 pm

    MBTA Hopes to Lift Remaining Orange Line Slow Zones In Coming Days

    The slow zones on the MBTA’s Orange Line should soon be a thing of the past, the agency said Wednesday. During the recent 30-day shutdown, one of the MBTA’s goals was to get rid of six slow zones on the track – at Jackson Square and Stony Brook, State and Downtown Crossing, Tufts Medical Center and Back Bay, Community...

  • mbta September 22, 2022 12:35 pm

    End of the Line: MBTA Begins Disposing of Old Orange Line Cars

    Old MBTA Orange Line train cars that have been sitting for months at a rail yard in Medford, Massachusetts, are finally being removed. Two flatbed trucks started carrying old cars out of Wellington Yard around 9 a.m. Thursday on their way to being disposed of. The 118 cars being scrapped are more than 40 years old — with some in…

  • mbta September 22, 2022 8:37 am

    Old Orange Line Trains Headed for Scrap Yard

    The cars have been sitting for months according to people who live near the tracks.

  • orange line September 21, 2022 6:31 am

    Orange Line Train Malfunction Causing Commute Concerns

    A malfunctioning door caused headaches for passengers during Tuesday’s evening commute, one day after the line reopened.

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