Commuter rail

By - 10/16/17 - 6:17 pm

Or, more specifically, at the train station.

Since the beginning of September, the MBTA has implemented a program at North Station called "Fare is Fair". Read more.

By - 10/12/17 - 5:56 pm

The day after the news broke that the MBTA has the most delayed commuter-rail system in the US comes news that numerous trains on different lines out of South Station are delayed this afternoon.

By - 10/11/17 - 9:43 pm

NJ.com reports:

NJ Transit's trains are no longer the worst in the nation for breaking down and delaying commuters.

That mark of embarrassment went to Boston's Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority, which had the most commuter train breakdowns in 2016, according to federal statistics released Tuesday.

By - 10/11/17 - 8:47 am

Transit Police report a woman, believed to be in her 20s, was fatally struck by a Fitchburg Line train around 6:30 a.m. near Washington Street.

On Monday, a man was hit and killed by a Fitchburg Line train in Concord.

By - 10/10/17 - 8:05 am

Transit Police report a man on the Fitchburg Line tracks near Nashoba Road was killed around 10:30 p.m. by a train. Foul play is not suspected, police say.

By - 10/4/17 - 3:54 pm

Around 3:45 p.m. by an outbound Worcester Line train. Transit Police report the man, about, 20, was taken to a local hospital in critical attention.

By - 10/3/17 - 11:45 am
Filled in hole at Dedham parking lot

Yesterday, David White took to Twitter to complain about the large and growing potholes in the parking lot of the Dedham Corporate Center parking lot on the Franklin Line. This morning, as you can see above, White arrived to find the holes filled.

By - 10/2/17 - 9:30 am
Big potholes in Dedham

David White provides the proof that the potholes/craters at the Dedham Corporate Center parking lot have gotten out of hand.

By - 10/2/17 - 8:42 am

UPDATE: MBTA says the problem is fixed.

Commuter-rail riders who normally use the mTicket system can't this morning.

Kevin Essington reports:

People are buying tickets for other passengers w cash.

By - 9/25/17 - 2:39 pm
Wanted in Dorchester

Transit Police surveillance photo.

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for an attack at the Four Corners/Geneva commuter-rail station around 9 p.m. on Sept. 12. Read more.

By - 9/20/17 - 9:58 pm

Last month, workers quickly took down Samsung ads at South Station that basically called people in Mattapan phone thieves. Earlier today, Malia Lazu found a couple new Samsung ads also at South Station, that basically do the same thing, only this time swapping in Worcester and Ruggles. Read more.

By - 9/19/17 - 4:17 pm

At 3:38 p.m., Mikhaela Houston tweeted from onboard a train to Needham that is just sitting at Bellevue on the Roslindale/West Roxbury line: Read more.

By - 9/15/17 - 7:44 pm

Transit Police report an outbound Franklin Line train hit and killed somebody who was on the tracks at the Cedar Street bridge around 6:15 p.m.

Foul play is not suspected.

By - 9/15/17 - 11:44 am
New Back Bay restrooms

The MBTA is showing off the revamped restrooms at Back Bay station, which opened this week.

By - 9/7/17 - 12:24 pm

WCVB reports officials are investigating how a car on the Newburyport/Rockport Line train separated from the rest of the train yesterday.

By - 9/1/17 - 4:07 pm

The Globe reports that the MBTA has brought back its former general manager, Dan Grabauskas, to serve as executive director of commuter rail, which means he'll be working with T officials to figure out ways Keolis, which actually runs commuter rail under a contract, can make things better. Read more.

By - 8/31/17 - 9:03 am
Samsung ad implies phone thieves are all from Mattapan

Bos IT Guy was among the people wondering what Samsung was thinking with these ads that went up in South Station yesterday.

Or as Tory Bullock puts it: Read more.

By - 8/30/17 - 3:38 pm
Sanchez

Transit Police report arresting Robert Sanchez, 49, for allegedly exposing himself and masturbating in full view of at least one woman near the fare gates at Back Bay station around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

Sanchez was charged with open and gross lewdness, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By - 8/22/17 - 12:35 pm

State officials gathered at Ruggles station this morning to formally break ground on a $38-million project that will mean a new commuter-rail platform and a new lower busway and elevators. Read more.

By - 8/17/17 - 11:45 am

Harvard Kennedy School researchers tried to figure out the cost of a North-South rail link, find it would be between roughly $3.8 billion for a single-tunnel, two-track layout and $5.9 billion for a higher-capacity system with two tunnels and four tracks. Read more.