Sunday, May 5, 2013
The line is being diverted due to a wire problem.
The MBTA is diverting Green D Line service in Newton this evening due to a wire problem. Shuttle buses are replacing trains between Riverside and Reservoir, according to MBTA alerts. This includes all D Line stops in Newton (Riverside, Woodland, Waban, Eliot, Newton Highlands, Newton Centre and Chestnut Hill). Customers are encouraged to use C Line service between Kenmore and Reservoir, or use alternate transportation. Newton Patch Facebook | Twitter | Email Updates | Instagram
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
A national organization of state transportation officials awarded the Massachusetts DOT with a high safety honor for highways, but does MBTA need to make the T safer?
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is now nationally recognized for higway safety leadership after receiving an award last week. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has given MassDOT its 2012 Safety Leadership Award for “taking significant action” in reducing highway fatalities an injuries, according to a MassDOT statement. While the organization was recognized for highway safety, its public transportation sector experienced two negative incidents in recent weeks. A Green Line trolley collided with another trolley at Boylston Street Station last week sending passengers flying, and police are still searching for a man who struck a trolley operator at Fenway Station on Sunday. Also on the Green…
Friday, November 30, 2012
A $90 million renovation project will shut down the station through 2015.
One of Boston’s oldest MBTA stations will shut down for two years to make way for a major renovation project. Government Center Station is scheduled to close in September 2013 for 24 months while construction is completed on a “$90 million overhaul,” according to Boston.com. The renovation will include: a new station entrance; renovated Green Line and Blue Line platforms; an overhaul of the electrical system; new elevators, escalators and LED signs; improved lighting; an expanded fare collection area; and reconstrution of some of the surrounding parts of Cambridge Street and City Hall Plaza, according to T officials. The station will reopen before the project is finished, currently planned for April, May or June 2016, according to Boston.…