Commuter rail

By - 12/1/17 - 9:04 am

Ari Ofsevit reports that at a meeting yesterday, MassDOT planners said the proposed West Station on the Worcester Line has been put off to 2040, which is to say, put off to never. Read more.

By - 11/25/17 - 9:49 pm
Eagle atop South Station in Boston

Tom Griffiths realized tonight that, in the right light at night, the eagle atop South Station kind of looks more like an eagle sitting atop a pirate's head.

By - 11/20/17 - 9:00 am

Kevin Essington reports 100+ commuters were left stranded at the TF Green stop on the Providence Line this morning when two trains breathed their last.

Reminder: The governor of Rhode Island wants the T to start express service from Providence to Boston.

By - 11/20/17 - 8:50 am
Derailed wheels on Haverhill Line train

Off track. Photo by MBTA.

T.J. Winnick was on an inbound train from Haverhill that derailed in Wilmington this morning. Read more.

By - 11/16/17 - 11:56 am

MassDOT reports that 48 spaces at Needham Junction will no longer be available to commuters come Monday: Read more.

By - 11/8/17 - 9:46 am
Scene of fatal pedestrian and train crash in Chelsea

Everett Street crossing after the fatality. Photo by KMV.

Transit Police report a 21-year-old man died around 9 p.m. yesterday when he disregarded the downed gates and flashing lights at the Everett Street crossing and tried to walk across the tracks, only to get hit by an outbound Rockport Line train.

By - 11/1/17 - 1:18 pm

The Globe reports a fed-up Fitchburg Line rider decided he'd rather make a point and get arrested than comply with a "Fare is Fair" order that he go to the ticket window to get a replacement for his valid, if faded, monthly pass.

By - 10/31/17 - 5:13 pm
Waiting to get on the train to Salem

Harry Pierre reports the line for the next Newburyport/Rockport train, which stops in Salem, is a bit more crowded than usual this afternoon.

By - 10/30/17 - 7:24 am
Flattened car in Roslindale

Flattened car on Primrose Street in Roslindale.

Trees fell, power lines snapped and cats raced through apartments looking for a safe space as the Great Sou'easter of 2017 roared through the state overnight. Read more.

By - 10/19/17 - 12:55 pm
Wanted for fakery at South Station

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who sold somebody more than $250 worth of counterfeit tickets to a Bruno Mars concert.

Read more.

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.