The T

By - 7/27/16 - 10:13 am

Boston Magazine reports that Frank Oglesby, the real person who does those "next train" announcements on subway lines and announces street names on buses is retiring. But don't worry - he'll still work on announcements for the T.

By - 7/26/16 - 8:19 am
Possum at Fairmount station in Hyde Park

Mike Ball bravely photographed this snarly, ravenous opossum at the Fairmount commuter-rail station this morning.

By - 7/25/16 - 10:05 pm

Police stopped the Red Line in both directions shortly before 9:45 p.m. because of a guy dumping things on the tracks at Broadway, including what appeared to be one of those heavy bomb-resistant trash barrels. Read more.

By - 7/25/16 - 6:26 pm

Emily Weisberg is waiting for a bus at Lechmere because, she reports, there's a live wire down on the Green Line tracks.

By - 7/25/16 - 6:09 pm

Transit Police evacuated an outbound train at Haymarket shortly before 6 p.m.: Read more.

By - 7/25/16 - 3:54 pm

3:50 Reading and 4:30 Haverhill trains cancelled. Latest alert indicates next Haverhill train at 5:35.

Ugh!

By - 7/22/16 - 4:09 pm
Rockport Line sign

keeping their trains running on time. They apparently don't even know the correct order of the stations they are supposed to stop at.

By - 7/22/16 - 12:46 pm
Proposed New England passenger rail routes

Proposed rail routes

Transportation fficials from three New England states and Quebec are looking at a plan that to better link Boston with New Haven and Montreal via track upgrades and the purchase of trains that could reach a peak speed of 79 m.p.h. - faster than what trains can do on most of the tracks now but far slower than typical intercity trains in Europe and Japan. Read more.

By - 7/22/16 - 9:30 am

UPDATE: Statement by Transit Police.

Jamie Davenport reports on an incident Thursday night on a Red Line train ordered held at South Station until the police could clear a group of rowdy black teens off her car. She watched silently - until a cop ordered a black kid who wasn't part of the group off the train as well: Read more.

By - 7/21/16 - 10:27 am
Smoky MBTA bus

This was Dani B's 70 bus just after it pulled into Central Square in Waltham around 8:30 a.m. Discretion proved the better part of valor for riders.

By - 7/20/16 - 10:31 am

Blake Stacey reports from an inbound Red Line train sitting in the tunnel just short of Central Square:

There is literally a trash fire on the tracks in front of us (just north of Central).

Conductor on PA: "It's just newspaper, don't worry."

By - 7/20/16 - 8:16 am

State House News Service reports 55 congressmen want the Treasury department to investigate the way a Chinese company won the bid to build new Red Line and Orange Line trains, in part because of allegations it was able to submit a low-ball bid due to Chinese government subsidies, in part because they worry about the Chinese gaining access to critical national infrastructure, such as rail lines. Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Somerville) did not sign on, saying he wants to learn more first.

By - 7/19/16 - 6:35 pm

The T is warning of "moderate" delays on the Green Line outbound because of a trolley that joined the choir eternal.

Tim Lawrence reports from the front: Read more.

By - 7/18/16 - 5:16 pm

The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Red Line's Ashmont branch due to signal problems at Ashmont.

By - 7/18/16 - 4:37 pm

A tree's come down on the overhead wires at Woodland, causing "severe" delays on the Riverside Line.

By - 7/18/16 - 10:46 am

Transit Police report arresting Yunior Mayorga-Galvez, 21, on charges he went after a 13-year-old girl on a bus heading towards Kendall Square around 10 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By - 7/18/16 - 10:37 am

The T is warning of the dreaded "severe" delays on the Orange Line inbound from Oak Grove due to a train that needs to be taken out back and shot at Assembly Square. It's so bad, the T is telling people to take the Green Line between North Station and Back Bay, assuming they can get to North Station to begin with, that is.

By - 7/18/16 - 8:18 am

The T is advising "moderate" delays from on the Green Line to points west due to a train that isn't budging at Park Street.

By - 7/16/16 - 1:33 pm

Just "minor" delays on the Green Line so far, the T reports.

By - 7/15/16 - 3:42 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the C and D lines due to signal issues at Kenmore Square.