Take, for example, this story about a couple who need to replace their home's siding, which requires turning off power to the Riverside Line, which in turn has infuriated some neighbors worried about being unable to get to sleep.
No, don't worry, ceiling tiles aren't falling on people and the tracks aren't broken or anything. But Paul McNamara says it's really past time to paint over the Josh Beckett memorial.
A B trolley and a car collided around 7:10 p.m. at Comm. Ave. and St. Paul Street.
It looks like everybody is fine. Surprisingly because the train hit the driverâ€™s side of the car.
The T's broken out its "severe warning" alert this morning for the Riverside line, whose riders are being asked to seek alternate means of transportation between Riverside and Reservoir due to a wire that has discovered it's subject to the law of gravity.
The T assembled buses for a relief effort. Not long after, riders on the 57 line started reporting delays as some of... Read more
Mr. Eggcorn reports this car on South Huntington Avenue was hit at least three times today by other cars sliding on the trolley tracks, driven by people who don't realize why that's not a good idea, at least, not until it's too late.
Happens all the time when it rains.
Look who John Gates ran into on the Green Line tonight.
A dead train at Park coupled with a medical emergency means Green Line commuters are not smiling this morning.
And the sixth train just went by and I'm still on the platform. 17 yrs commuting on... Read more
Walking Boston snapped one of the Green Line's new next-train signs, which shows, well, the next train to arrive, but, unlike the signs on the other lines, not when it's due.
"For the first time in the 100-year history of the Green Line, customers on the outbound platform will no longer have to guess which train is coming next," state Transportation Secretary Richard Davey... Read more
Incoming Celtics player Kelly Olynyk will help the T inaugurate the first electronic signboard to let you know the next trolley is approaching/arriving, in a ceremony tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Kenmore station.
For the first time on the Green Line, electronic message boards will provide "Next Train" information.
The T says it will explain exactly what that means at the ceremony.
Olynyk, who went... Read more
Unfortunately, it was a regular trolley that slipped off its tracks at Coolidge Corner, around 10:30 a.m. The good... Read more
It was just like every other day at Longwood Medical Area Station: waiting 20+ minutes until one of the "every 8 minutes" Heath St trains showed up at 12:10. On cue, a green sardine can came hurtling towards me, but then proceeded all the way up to the intersection before speeding off and blowing it's horn. That was certainly not typical. From my knowledge of... Read more
Until this spring, so as not to coincide with repair work on the Callahan Tunnel is done, the Globe reports.
Around 2 p.m., Emzylemzy demanded to know:
WHY IS THERE A LARGE DEAD FISH IN THE BRIGHAM CIRCLE TRAIN TRACKS?
There's been an outbreak of young folks sipping their iced coffee from Mason and pickle jars as they ride the Green and Red lines.
Matt Aromando tweets from the Green Line:
This is the most Allston thing I've seen in a while.
Hipster with pickle jar full of iced coffee spotted on MBTA at Kenmore. Not just an allston phenomena.... Read more
Cheryl Stober reports on the annual summer migration:
Each summer, a group of teenage ballerinas starts getting on the train at Kenmore Square, and riding the few stops to Copley Square. With their yoga mats and hair done up in perfect buns, I'm just fascinated by them. I don't know anything about their program, but seeing them as I'm trudging off to my office... Read more
the MBTA's rationale for E line diversions (a.k.a. the daily "E"xcuses) couldn't get any lamer, consider this recent alert:
Green Line E branch diverted due to concert event at City Hall. E-Line service will terminate at Brigham Circle. Please use rt#39 bus service between Heath Street and Brigham Circle.
There was no warning for waiting passengers on Tuesday the 25th. There was "gridlock traffic" on Wednesday the 26th -- from 11:00am to 8:30pm -- which meant no trains could venture beyond Brigham Circle. The following day, Thursday the... Read more
Raphael Dumas and some fellow grad students from the MIT Transit Lab spent today on the T - all of it. Starting at Park Street shortly before 10 a.m. (after bicycling over on Hubway bikes from MIT), they proceeded to get on and off every open stop on all four subway lines (and, yes, that included the Mattapan line and all the branches... Read more