Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Another fire shut down a portion of the Green Line.
The MBTA reported that buses will replace Green Line trains from Government Center to Kenmore after a second fire broke out at Arlington Station. The Boston Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at Arlington Station at 9:41 p.m. The Fire Department said in a tweet, "Chief advises this was a cable issue again in same junction box as this morning." An electrical problem at Arlington Station forced a partial service shutdown Wednesday morning at about 10 a.m. during the one of the coldest days this year. Firefighters put the fire out and reported that there were no injuries.
Firefighters and T workers were able to isolate a smoldering electrical wire in Arlington station. The loss of Green Line service and an unrelated Red Line incident wreaked havoc on the morning commute.
The MBTA restored Green Line service late Wednesday morning after an electrical fire at Arlington station shut down portions of the service. According to the Boston Fire Department, the station was shut down because of smoking electrical wires. "The power had to be shut down to de-energize the smoldering cable. This caused the closing and evacuation of Arlington & Copley," fire officials wrote on the department's official Twitter account. The offending cable was identified just before 10 a.m., according to the fire department. The evacuation and shut down affected all Green Line branches. And an unrelated incident on the Red line further complicated the morning commute during one of the coldest days of the year. MBTA Green Line service …
Share your comments on Wednesday's snarly commute.
On the coldest morning of the season so far, hundreds of Boston commuters were forced to wait outside for bus shuttles after two separate issues closed down portions of both the Green and Red MBTA lines. Service had resumed by 11 a.m. on Wednesday, soon enough for the afternoon commuters, but not soon enough for those traveling in the morning. So Patch wants to know: Were you left out in the cold this morning? How did the breakdowns affect your morning commute? What did you see, what was the mood (we can guess) and what alternate plans did you take? What do you think the MBTA should have done differently? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
An electrical problem on the Green Line and a disabled train on the Red line have tied up the morning commute and forced a partial service shutdown during one of the coldest days of the year.
Two separate incidents have troubled Wednesday morning's subway commute. An electrical problem at the Arlington station has shut Green line service at different points for each branch of the line. Inbound service on the B branch ends at Blandford Street, the C and D branches end at Kenmore and all E branch service is suspended. For the B, C and D branches, bus shuttles will ferry riders inbound to Government Center. For E branch riders, the MBTA recommends they take the 39 bus instead. According to the Boston Fire Department, the trouble started around 8 a.m. when smoke from an electrical line forced officials to power down and evacuate Arlington and Copley stations. By 10 a.m., the MBTA was able to isloate the problem cable. Meanwhile…
Sunday, January 13, 2013
The public meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square.
Twelve elected officials have agreed to co-sponsor a meeting this month to discuss ways to improve Green Line service and accessibility. The January 17 meeting will include information on possible capital projects that could improve Green Line service, according to a report this week on YourTown Allston-Brighton. Elected officials will also discuss how the the costs of those projects fit into the MBTA's strained budget. Sen. Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton) is one of the elected officials sponsoring the meeting, which was initiated by Sen. William Brownsberger (D-Belmont). “Residents of Boston and the inner suburbs rely on the MBTA,” Creem said in a press release posted on Brownsberger's website. “While we struggle to find adequate funding …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Two green line trolleys collided at Boylston Station late Thursday morning.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Workers will clear storm-related debris from the Green Line branch between Kenmore and Riverside stations. Shuttle buses will replace the trolley during the down time.
The MBTA has shut down the Green Line's D service between Kenmore and Riverside stations. The shut down will allow workers to clear the tracks and right of way of any debris from Hurricane Sandy, according to an alert on the MBTA website. "Alternate bus service is currently operating on the Green Line D-Branch between Kenmore and Riverside Stations," reads an alert on the MBTA website. "Customers desiring service between Fenway and Reservoir Stations should utilize the C-Branch to Cleveland Circle. For customers desiring D-Branch service beyond Reservoir to Riverside, please board a shuttle bus at Kenmore Station for service to Riverside, which will make all D-Branch stops." The problem is branches on power lines over the tracks, according…
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 …