• the t Jun 8

    MBTA Orange Line Derailment: New Video Shows Small Explosion as Train Derails

    Video obtained by the NBC10 Boston Investigators shows an MBTA Orange Line train derailing in March. The video shows the train in a work zone at Wellington Station in Medford, Massachusetts. The train appears to bump, then some cars are knocked sideways as a small explosion goes off. The slow-moving northbound train, which was carrying about 100 passengers, was crossing…

  • orange line Jun 8

    WATCH: Video Shows Small Explosion as Orange Line Train Derails in March

    NBC10 Boston obtained this MBTA video showing an Orange Line train derail March 16. No one was hurt.

  • mbta May 10

    New MBTA Trains to Remain Out of Service

    The MBTA’s newest Red and Orange Line trains will remain out of service after an investigation into a March 16 derailment identified “something acting abnormally” within their truck frames, officials said Monday. MBTA Deputy General Manager Jeff Gonneville said tests conducted on the cars, manufactured by Chinese firm CRRC, determined that as the vehicle mileage increases, it takes more and…

  • orange line Apr 26

    Person Dies After Being Hit by Orange Line MBTA Train

    A person has died after being hit by a train on the MBTA’s Orange Line in downtown Boston. Orange Line service was suspended Monday afternoon when the person became trapped under a train at the State Street station, the agency said. The MBTA later said the victim had died, adding that foul play was not suspected. Orange Line service...

  • orange line Apr 26

    Person Under Orange Line Train; Service Suspended in Downtown Boston

    MBTA Orange Line service was suspended in downtown Boston Monday afternoon because a person was under a train at the State Street station, the agency said. Orange Line service was interrupted between North Station and Back Bay. Riders hoping to get to Back Bay were advised to take the Green Line from North Station. The MBTA didn’t immediately say...

  • mbta Apr 12

    Orange Line Resumes Regular Service, But With Speed Restrictions In Place

    A portion of the MBTA’s Orange Line is back up and running — albeit slowly — after being shut down by damage from a derailment last month. The agency implemented speed restrictions between Oak Grove and Wellington, which will remain in place for “a few days,” in order to allow newly installed upgrades to settle properly. The agency asked people…

  • mbta Apr 2

    Orange Line Train Taken Out of Service Due to Mechanical Problem

    An Orange Line train was taken out of service Friday morning due to a mechanical issue, Friday, adding to problems for the MBTA and causing delays for commuters. The agency warned commuters of delays on the line of up to 20 minutes due to a train with a mechanical problem at Community College station. The incident was the latest in…

  • mbta Mar 25

    Orange Line Out of Service Through Mid-April, May Cause Commute Delays

    Commute times may take even longer as shuttle buses continue replacing Orange Line service between Oak Grove and Sullivan Square through April 11, the MBTA announced Thursday. The agency said customers should plan extra time into their commute, citing ongoing infrastructure upgrades at Wellington Station and damage from a derailment earlier this month. The trains may stand by at stations…

  • mbta Mar 24

    The MBTA's New Orange Line Trains Derailed Six Times. What Went Wrong?

    New subway trains being rolled out on the MBTA’s Orange Line have derailed six times near Wellington Station in Medford, Massachusetts, and officials say their weight might have played a role in some of the accidents. The new vehicles, which entered service in August 2019, were designed for optimal performance on the T’s so-called “mainline” tracks, which carry subway...

  • mbta Mar 18

    Person Hit and Killed by MBTA Train in Boston, Authorities Say

    A person died after being pinned under a train in Boston Wednesday night, according to authorities. The MBTA said in a tweet that Orange Line service between North Station and Back Bay had been suspended “due to a person under a train at State Street.” The Boston Police Department said just before 9 p.m. that there was a fatality at…

  • transportation Mar 17

    MBTA Pulls All Red, Orange Line Trains After Medford Derailment

    The MBTA is pulling all of the new Orange and Red Line trains from service and replacing them with shuttle buses, the agency announced late Tuesday night, after derailment in Medford earlier that day. “Insane,” commuter Rasha Pacaud said. “I can’t believe it happened.” The MBTA said the Orange Line train derailed about 11:40 a.m. Tuesday in a work...

  • mbta Mar 17

    Shuttle Buses Replace Stretch of Orange Line

    The MBTA shuttle buses will continue to replace train service between the northern terminus of the Orange Line, Oak Grove, and Community College Station after Tuesday’s derailment in Medford.

  • orange line Mar 17

    Shuttle Buses Replacing Trains on 6 Stops for 3 Weeks After Orange Line Derailment

    An MBTA Orange Line train has derailed at Wellington Station in Medford, leaving the transit agency to replace train service with shuttle buses for six stations.

  • orange line Mar 16

    Orange Line Train Derails in Medford, Causing Delays

    An MBTA Orange Line train derailed in a work zone near Wellington Station, requiring shuttle buses to replace train service for six stops on the line.

  • the t Oct 5, 2020

    MBTA Forecasts New Orange, Red Line Fleets Will Be Delayed at Least 1 Year

    The full transformation of the Red and Orange Line fleets will be delayed by at least a year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and pre-existing manufacturing issues, MBTA officials announced Monday. Under its contract with Chinese manufacturer CRRC, the MBTA expected to have a fleet of new Orange Line cars delivered by January 2022 and a fleet of…

  • COVID-19 May 9, 2020

    MBTA Repair Schedules Derailed by Coronavirus Pandemic

    Nearly two dozen MBTA projects, including high-profile components of a plan to speed repairs during more frequent system shutdowns, will be delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While senior public transit officials say they are still exploring ways to accelerate work while ridership is at historically low levels, postponements on a significant chunk of projects range between one…

  • coronavirus Mar 27, 2020

    Orange Line Train Taken Out of Service in Boston After Report of Man Licking It

    An Orange Line train was removed from service in Boston Friday after the MBTA was told that a man licked parts of the vehicle, a health concern during the coronavirus outbreak. The train was sidelined at the Tufts Medical Center station out of an abundance of caution, an MBTA representative said. No information was released on the person who may…

  • orange line Mar 3, 2020

    New Orange Line Trains Temporarily Taken Out of Service

    More than six months after introducing the new Orange Line trains, the MBTA has announced it is temporarily pulling them out of service. The MBTA made the announcement Tuesday morning on Twitter, saying that inspectors identified a maintenance issue and the trains were expected to be back in service later in the week. The public transportation agency first introduced the…

  • Boston Feb 20, 2020

    Report of Man With Assault Rifle on Orange Line Train Causes Alarm

    A report of a man with an assault rifle caused alarm on an MBTA Orange Line train on Wednesday afternoon. MBTA Transit Police said they received a call around 3:30 p.m. for a report of a man carrying an assault rifle on board a southbound Orange Line train. Officers met the train as it was pulling into State Street station…

  • mbta Feb 16, 2020

    Orange Line MBTA Closures This Weekend

    The final round of weekend closures for the Orange Line started Friday as the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority continues to make improvements as part of its Capital Acceleration Plan. Trains will not run between Sullivan Square and Tufts Medical Center, starting at 8:45 p.m. Normal service resumes Monday morning. Crews doing maintenance on the Orange Line, which runs 11 miles…

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