Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Buses will replace trains five nights a week for a month from mid-May
As work continues on the Orange Line's station at Assembly Square in Somerville, service will be impacted five nights a week for a month starting May 19. According to the MBTA website, buses will replace trains between Oak Grove and Sullivan Square stations starting at 9 p.m. each Sunday through Thursday from May 19 to June 21. The diversions will last until the end of service, according to the MBTA. All stops will be serviced by buses between Oak Grove and Sullivan Square, including Medford's Wellington Station. There will be no diversion on Sunday, May 26, as a result of the Memorial Day holiday.
Monday, June 18, 2012
We've all got stories of things we've seen and heard on the T. Share them with your neighbors here.
Flip through the gallery to see what other riders are seeing and hearing on the T. It's easy to add your own photos or videos too. Just click the big "Upload Photos and Videos" button at the top left. Be sure to add a caption saying which line you were riding and a description of your photo or video. An Explanation of "Seen & Heard on the T" The T is one of my favorite places. Really. You get an unmatched cross-section of humanity. And you often see and hear some funny things. The kinds of things that, when you get to work, you have to tell people about. "The woman across from me on the T this morning was clipping her toenails." That sort of thing. (I've seen nails being clipped several times while on the Orange Line, by the way.) Our …
Saturday, February 25, 2012
Five things to do in Boston this weekend.
(All events are within walking distance of Orange Line stops on the MBTA.) 1.) CLASSICAL MUSIC: The Boston Philharmonic plays Jordan Hall on Saturday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25-$90. Take the Orange Line to Mass. Ave. Station and then walk 5 minutes to Jordan Hall. 2.) WINTER MARKET: The SOWA Winter Farmers' Market is held on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You’ll find grassfed meats, cheese, root vegetables, greenhouse fare, farm fresh eggs, seeds & starter plants, artisan breads & baked goods, jams & preserves, grains & oils, and much more, all under one roof at 485 Harrison Ave in the South End of Boston. Take the Orange Line to Back Bay Station and then walk 15 minutes. 3.) WEST END EXHIBIT: The West End Museum on Staniford Street is …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
The MBTA Orange Line has stopped outbound service at Wellington.
Editor's note: This article was updated at 6:27 p.m. Thursday's warm weather created a kink in the Orange Line tracks this afternoon near Malden Center, causing delays and outbound train service to end at Wellington Station. The MBTA first issued an alert about the problem at 4:15 p.m. MBTA General Manager Richard Davey tweeted the attached picture, along with the message, "Here is the heat kink on the Orange Line near Malden causing delays. Sorry about the delays." Shuttle buses are running from Wellington and making stops between Wellington and Oak Grove, according to the MBTA website and reports from T riders on Twitter. One tweeter reported, "Four train loads of people on this one now. Sheer chaos." Also, commuters can hop on the …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Report indicates aging trains at fault and will cost $1 billion to replace.
The next time you find yourself stranded on an Orange Line or Red Line train platform tweet-cursing a message to #mbtafail you can take heart in knowing that the continuous problem with slow or stalled service has been identified. It was revealed yesterday that aging subway cars on those two lines are responsible for longer waits and more frequent service interruptions, according to an article in Thursday’s Boston Globe. And the results of an-depth report contend it will take $100 million to upgrade the train cars until $1 billion is available to replace them. Commuters daily voice their frustration with all MBTA service by tweeting messages. Some add hashtags, such as “#mbtafail” to their tweets so others can easily follow problems as …
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
DA, mayor outlined options to confront city's challenges.
Problems with drugs and violence, especially near Malden's two Orange Line MBTA station, have city and state officials discussing ways of confronting the issues. Middlesex County District Attorney Gerard Leone and Mayor Richard Howard presented their ideas to the City Council on Tuesday night. "We have seen some serious, violent incidents in this area," Leone said. "[This kind of activity] is not unique for the profile of this city." Leone said he is an advocate for increasing street intelligence and interrogation in "hot spots" for crime. He said that enforcing curfews in Lowell has helped to curtail violence and illicit activity, and said similar actions could work in Malden. He said that field interrogation and observation programs …