If you enjoyed last weekend's Orange Line hassle, you'll be happy to know this weekend a larger chunk of the line will be out of commission. On Saturday and Sunday, buses will replace trains between Forest Hills and Ruggles. It's bus service all day and night, both weekend days. Plan accordingly! Here's what the T says about the disruption:
Due to MBTA crews performing necessary track work, buses will replace Orange Line trains between Forest Hills and Ruggles Stations in both directions from start to end of service on Saturday, August 20, 2016, and Sunday, August 21, 2016.
The 38th Annual Wake Up The Earth Festival runs noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 7. Here is a map of the live music, vendors and other events you'll experience. If you'd like to be in one of the parades leading to the festival, meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at any of the following three step-off points (yes, three this year!):
The Egleston YMCA, 3134 Washington St. Curtis Hall Community Center, 20 South St. Dudley Square Plaza, 2400 Washington St.
Just in case subway riders haven't gotten a taste of Casey Arborway construction traffic, the T will be putting Orange Line passengers in shuttle buses this Saturday and Sunday, and again next weekend. The shuttle buses will be running so track and signal work can be done. The closures are in both directions from Ruggles to Forest Hills. Casey construction hours generally run through about 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays, though night work is slated to begin at 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, the last scheduled day of bus replacement service. For more on the subway closures, please visit the T's Website.
The 37th Annual Wake Up The Earth Festival runs noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. Here is a map of the live music, vendors and other events you'll experience. If you'd like to be in one of the two parades leading to the festival, meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at either the Egleston YMCA or Curtis Hall Community Center. If you find this map too small to read, please use the magnifying glass symbol to make it larger. You may also simply download it for print-out.
MBTA Police warn against using your smart phone on the T. It distracts you and makes you an easy target for thieves. A 50-year-old woman sitting on an Orange Line train learned that lesson Friday morning when a teen swiped her phone and sprinted out the door at Stony Brook. The incident took place just before 7:30 a.m., according to Transit Police. The woman was sitting in what T police call "the hot seat" for being the target of theft — the one right beside the train door. Police say an MBTA employee, guided by shouts from the victim's fellow passengers, was able to keep the young man from getting out of the station.