The T

By - 2/18/17 - 10:10 am

The Globe reports on a tinkerer at an MBTA machine shop who figured out how to put rail wheels on a snowblower and dramatically improve snow fighting on T tracks.

By - 2/17/17 - 5:53 pm

A dead train at Copley is putting the kibosh on the idea of using the Green Line to get out of town quickly this rush hour.

By - 2/17/17 - 5:46 pm

This morning's switch problems at 128 have morphed into signal problems at Canton Junction and so Keolis is warning of Trump-level (you know, yuuge) delays on the Providence and Stoughton lines.

By - 2/17/17 - 9:01 am

Red Line riders know the drill.

By - 2/17/17 - 7:56 am

Keolis was blaming Amtrak signal problems for the major delays and cancellations on the Providence and Stoughton lines this morning, but Amtrak says, no, not signal problems - switch problems, near the 128 station in Westwood:

Due to a switch outage near Route 128 Station, Amtrak and commuter trains are experiencing delays moving through the area. Amtrak engineering forces are on the scene and are working to resolve the issue as quickly and safely as possible.

By - 2/13/17 - 5:36 pm
John Gearty

Transit Police report arresting a Cambridge man they say put on an angry show just outside the Ashmont T station during yesterday's storm.

Police say John Gearty, 29, was in the process of being ejected from the station around 4:30 p.m. for being loud and obnoxious "for no legitimate reason," when he decided to crank things up a notch: Read more.

By - 2/13/17 - 9:20 am

Once again, the T survives a big storm only to have issues the next morning. At 8:50 a.m., Martin Zero reported:

Stuck at Charles/MGH for more than 20 mins. Doors are open We're freezing!!

By - 2/11/17 - 4:49 pm

Boston firefighters responded to the Forest Hills Orange Line station around 4:30 p.m. for what turned out to be a flame-shooting switch. The fire was quickly doused with firefighting chemicals, but power was shut on the inbound track so that firefighters and the T could investigate what happened. BFD declared an "all out" about 18 minutes later.

By - 2/10/17 - 4:53 pm

Only "minor" delays on the Orange Line, the T reports.

By - 2/10/17 - 9:54 am

The T says service was pretty durn good on the four subway lines thanks to all the investments in things like new third rails and plows and dispatch centers.

So far this morning, the T has reported Red Line problems that include dead trains at South Station and near Ashmont, signal and switch problems on the Braintree branch and at Park Street. Green Line trolleys ran even slower than usual on the C line.

But as of 9:50 a.m., the T says everything's back to normal.

By - 2/9/17 - 5:51 pm
Big tow truck for stuck 32 bus on Hyde Park Avenue

Pamela Aimee had a ringside seat to watch a T tow truck try to haul away a 32 bus that got stuck on Hyde Park Avenue in Roslindale this afternoon. This was shortly before 5 p.m. - about an hour after she first spotted it stuck.

By - 2/9/17 - 3:19 pm
Orange Line snow plow

The T has hooked 80 of plows to the front of Red and Orange Line trains today to try to smash that demon snow away from the trains' air scoops so it won't short out the motors like it did so disastrously in 2015 (but just in case). Also, it will have a jet-powered Snowzilla like this to blast the snow away.

By - 2/8/17 - 5:01 pm

Dead train at Harvard Square is leaving plenty of commuters saying mean things about the T this afternoon.

By - 2/8/17 - 4:54 pm
Plenty of spare train engines

The T reports it has dozens of spare engines ready to replace any on the Red and Orange lines that might burn out during tomorrow's storm.

By - 2/8/17 - 9:03 am

A trolley switched to the Styx tracks in Brookline Village, causing what the T says are "minor" delays.

By - 2/7/17 - 9:44 pm

Transit Police say a report on Facebook about fake ICE agents trying to shake down Hispanic T riders for their personal information was incorrect.

Transit Police say the report, originally reposted here, stemmed from a single incident in which an officer stopped somebody for an investigation into fare evasion.

By - 2/7/17 - 2:26 pm

North Station is so crowded with people trying to get on a commuter-rail train out of town that officials have shut the doors to the station. Meanwhile, people are continuing to pile up outside, so much so that Boston Police have shut Causeway Street to keep all those people safe.

By - 2/7/17 - 11:53 am

The T says only "minor" delays into town on the Red Line as a result.

By - 2/7/17 - 10:05 am

What's missing from this MBTA alert?

An extra inbound train is en route now to accommodate passengers. Estimated departure time will be announced as soon as possible

By - 2/4/17 - 10:54 am

The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to a "switch problem."