Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The bus replacement service between Sullivan Square and Oak Grove allows the MBTA to build the new Orange Line station at Assembly Square.
Beginning July 8, and going until Dec. 28, buses will replace evening Orange Line trains between Oak Grove and Sullivan Square every Sunday through Thursday, according to the MBTA. On the effected nights, bus replacement service will begin at 9 p.m. and run until the T closes. The bus replacements will allow the MBTA to shut down Orange Line tracks in order to build the new Orange Line station in Assembly Square. This change in service is part of a wider series of bus diversions that will take place until 2014.
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 …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Track work all weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, means it'll be a bus trip between Oak Grove and Sullivan Square for the next two days.
Buses will replace Orange Line service from Oak Grove Station to Sullivan Square Station all weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, according to an advisory on the MBTA website. The buses will make stops at all stations between Oak Grove and Sullivan Square. All shuttle bus stops are accessible for persons with disabilities. This service change, according to the MBTA, is in place in order for necessary Orange Line track work. Melrose Patch reported last month that construction on the new Assembly Square Orange Line stop in Somerville, which has already begun, will lead to periodic bus diversions on the subway line beginning in June and lasting until the station is complete in fall of 2014. For more information, contact the MBTA Customer …
Monday, June 4, 2012
The MBTA Transit Police was looking for a 10-year-old girl, four feet tall, weighing 70 pounds with long brown hair, green hazel eyes, black jeans, a black and white hoodie and turquoise high tops.
UPDATE 1:54 P.M.: The missing girl has been "found safe and sound," the MBTA reported through the See Say app. Original article below. ---------------------- The MBTA is looking for a missing 10-year-old girl who boarded a 136 or 137 bus this morning at 7:30 at the Melrose/Saugus line heading towards Oak Grove, according to a message sent through the T's See Say app. Destiny is four feet tall, weighing 70 pounds with long brown hair, green hazel eyes, black jeans, a black and white hoodie and turquoise high tops. From Oak Grove, the girl was supposed to board the Orange Line, to the Blue Line and to a school at Beachmont. If you see this girl, contact a station offical or Transit Police immediately at 617-222-1212.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Construction on the new Assembly Square Orange Line station will lead to replacement bus service, off and on, through 2014.
Construction on the new Assembly Square Orange Line stop in Somerville, which has already begun, will lead to periodic bus diversions on the subway line beginning in June and lasting until the station is complete in fall of 2014. Most bus diversions will take place on weekends or at night, according to a presentation given by MBTA officials at a community meeting in Somerville Wednesday night. Community College, Sullivan Square, Wellington, Malden Center and Oak Grove stations will all see bus diversions at some point during construction. Terry McCarthy, a project manager with the MBTA, said the first weekend bus diversion is tentatively scheduled for June 9, although that date is not yet set in stone. In the beginning, diversions will be…
Monday, May 7, 2012
The MBTA is constructing a new, gated bike cage at the Oak Grove Orange Line station that will hold approximately 132 bikes under video camera surveillance.
You Ask, Patch Answers is a new weekly column for Melrosians who have questions about something they've spotted around the city or wondered about. Submit your question to email@example.com. Patrick emailed asking for an update on the new bike cage the MBTA is building at the Orange Line Oak Grove station. "Work started in November/December last year but seem to have completely stalled," he wrote a week ago, adding in a follow-up email that "the work has resumed as of May 1." MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo explained the stall in construction in an email, saying, "The cage construction involves multiple contractors. The steel contractor experienced delays in getting materials to the site. Work is now underway." The bike cage costs approximately…
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Five things to do in Boston this weekend.
Head over to Oak Grove and catch a train to these events within walking distance of the T. 1) Spring officially begins on March 20, but its unofficial start is this weekend at the Boston Flower and Garden Show, which runs through the weekend at the Seaport World Trade Center. Check out the model gardens, open market and other great features. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for kids, and the doors open daily at 9 a.m.. Take the Red Line to South Station and walk 17 minutes to the center. 2) Classical music lovers take heed: The Old South Church hosts the Freisinger Chamber Orchestra Saturday at 1:30 p.m.. The orchestra will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s masterpiece “St. Matthew Passion,” which sets parts of the Gospel of Matthew to music…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Herald reports that plainclothes cops are being used to nab "piggybackers."
The Boston Herald reports today the MBTA police are cracking down on fare evaders. Plainclothes and uniformed police are being sent to stations around the MBTA's subway system to issue citations for violators, the Herald reports, and trolley and bus operators are being instructed to keep their rear doors sealed during boarding. So far this year, issued citations are up over 80 percent, the Herald said. Have you spotted fare evaders—or MBTA police catching them—at Oak Grove Station? Is this a significant problem? What do you think? Tell us in the comments and take our poll.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Hot Off The T: All events are within walking distance of Orange Line stops on the MBTA.
1.) AUSTRALIAN ACROBATS: Circa is a troupe from Australia that jumps, tumbles and rolls to create a circus atmosphere. At the Paramount Theater on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $50 and $60. Take the Orange Line to Downtown Crossing Station and walk 3 minutes to the theater. 2.) FLAMENCO FESTIVAL: Professional Flamenco dancers perform at the Cutler Majestic Theatre on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $40-$65. Take the Orange Line to Chinatown Station and walk 3 minutes to the theater. 3.) GECKOS EXHIBIT: More than 60 exotic geckos are on display at this exhibit at the Museum of Science through May 6. Free with exhibit hall admission. Take the Orange Line to Community College Station and walk 10 minutes to the museum. …
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 …