MBTA schedules will remain reduced in the fall despite 30-day Orange Line fixes

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority estimates that about 16% of work scheduled for the Orange Line’s 30-day shutdown has been completed. I really want to thank everyone involved, our users, the public, our municipal partners for their patience,” MBTA CEO Steve Poftak said Wednesday. “We are delighted with the progress we are making. “We certainly … Read more

Monday morning ride brings first big test of MBTA’s Orange Line stop

The first real test of the MBTA’s Orange Line shutdown begins Monday as morning commuters navigate new transportation options for the 30-day shutdown. The 11 miles of the Orange Line, from Oak Grove to Forest Hills stations, closed Friday evening and are expected to remain closed until 5 a.m. on September 19. Planned projects include … Read more

MBTA’s unprecedented 30-day Orange Line shutdown begins

Doors are closed, doors are locked, and passengers are directed to shuttles instead of train platforms. The MBTA’s 30-day Orange Line shutdown began Friday evening. Officials say they can cut work that would normally have taken five years into the one-month work period. Planned projects include repairing tracks to eliminate delays, upgrading signals, replacing infrastructure, … Read more

MBTA’s unprecedented 30-day Orange Line shutdown begins

Doors are closed, doors are locked, and passengers are directed to shuttles instead of train platforms. The 30-day shutdown of the Orange Line by the MBTA began Friday evening. Officials say they can cut work that would normally have taken five years into the one-month work period. Planned projects include repairing tracks to eliminate delays, … Read more