Commuter rail

By - 3/20/17 - 1:00 pm

Transit Police report a man on the inbound Fitchburg Line tracks near Park Street was hit and killed by a train around 12:20 p.m.

By - 3/13/17 - 3:05 pm

The Globe reports the state's looking to save some money; proposal would also make cuts to the Ride.

By - 3/13/17 - 2:35 pm

Just got this alert from the T:

Commuter rail will operate Blue Level service Tues, 3/14. Trains shaded in blue on paper schedules will not run and expresses will run local.

By - 3/8/17 - 8:20 am

Transit Police report arresting a pair of Concord teens on charges they concocted a pair of flash-fire devices, one of which went off near the Sudbury Road crossing on Fitchburg Line yesterday afternoon, starting a brush fire that halted commuter-rail service. Read more.

By - 3/5/17 - 5:39 pm
North Station at the turn of the 20th century

When the original North Station opened in 1893, it was pretty archy - and replace four other stations in the area (the original name was North Union Station, because it was the "union" where four separate railroads terminated). Read more.

By - 2/28/17 - 8:07 am
Tiny free library at Roslindale train station

Somebody's converted an abandoned pay phone in the lower parking lot at the Roslindale Village commuter-rail stop into a tiny free library.

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 - 2/7/17 - 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 - 2/3/17 - 8:53 pm

Transit Police report a 50-year-old woman was hit and killed by an outbound Franklin Line train near the Guild Street bridge around 8:20 p.m.

Foul play is not suspected.

By - 2/2/17 - 7:31 pm

At 7:05 p.m., the T reported that Train 119 on the Rockport line was 55 to 65 minutes late. Read more.

By - 1/27/17 - 1:38 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports the T and Amtrak have resolved a legal beef that at one point led to Amtrak threatening to terminate Acela service north of Providence. Read more.

By - 1/25/17 - 9:00 am

The day after Keolis issued a statement about improved reliability on commuter rail, signal problems at South Station caused some major delays.

By - 1/23/17 - 3:45 pm

The MBTA Fiscal and Management Control Board voted today to hire a construction company to build a $17-million station for the Fairmount Line between Blue Hill Avenue and Cummins Highway, about a quarter mile outside Mattapan Square. Read more.

By - 1/21/17 - 4:33 pm
Maverick on the Blue Line at 10:48 a.m.

Maverick station, 10:48 a.m. Photo by Max Grinnell.

Even with extra subway trains and more commuter-rail coaches, the T groaned under the load of the larger than expected crowds heading to the Women's March on the Common this morning. Read more.

By - 1/18/17 - 8:05 am

What's the easiest and quickest way to get from North Station to South Station?

Currently I take the orange to the red line but that is usually a 20 min affair in the morning and worse at 5pm.

I'm thinking of getting an electric scooter or boosted board.

By - 1/9/17 - 8:44 am

Shortly before 7 a.m., Tatiana M.R. Johnson got to Stony Brook, took a look at the hordes on the Orange Line platform and issued the alarm:

hey folks just go home the orange line is a disaster

Read more.

By - 1/5/17 - 5:32 pm

Ed. note: I originally linked to a story that made it sound like the state wanted to ditch Keolis.

The Globe reports that should Charlie Baker run for re-election and win, the state won't extend Keolis's contract past its current 2022 expiration date. But officials say that doesn't mean Keolis can't rebid to keep running commuter rail, just that the state would want to hear other bids as well.

By - 1/4/17 - 3:44 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say was having too much fun with himself in the Back Bay men's room yesterday morning. Read more.