Boston Goes With Blue, Residents Pick Their Favorite MBTA Line

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — In the case of which Boston transit route could be the last one left standing, some residents are boasting the relatively clean record of the Blue Line.

WBZ's James Rojas traveled over to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Aquarium Stop to find out why the vast majority of people think the Blue Line comes out on top of the others.

"If you think about the accidents that happen on the T, when you hear the stories it's always the Green Line, the Orange Line, the Red Line— it's never the Blue Line. It's always on time compared to the other lines and doesn't catch on fire," one resident said.

The resident is referencing the Orange Line fire that sparked on a train heading over the Mystic River, which caused one passenger to jump overboard into the water. MBTA surveillance footage released to WBZ NewsRadio shows the fire erupt from underneath the train, with passengers walking down the tracks just minutes later.

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On the Green Line, closures come for the E Branch with regular service substituted with bus shuttles from August 6 through Sunday, August 21. Train service north of Government Center on the Green Line will also be replaced with buses running all the way up the established Union Branch.

Meanwhile news on the Blue Line stays relatively quiet, Boston commuters noted.

"It's much more reliable than any of the other lines," a T rider said.

WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports.

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