On the B line, that starts somewhere between Copley and Hynes, Five Thousand Words a Day reports:
The change is far from gradual, yet you never notice it until you look up and see that the quite nuclear family from Rhode Island has been replaced by a conspicuous gaggle of 12-15 bros who have taken pre gaming to a new level.
The Somerville Transportation Equity Partnership has posted this video along with other photos and renderings of the proposed stops along the fabled Green Line extension.
Boston to a T snapped this fare machine at Park Street today. In a word: Wha?
How else to explain what Brookline Selectwoman Jesse Mermell saw on the train home today?
New MBTA experience: Woman across from me changing her whole outfit on the train, including stockings. I'm torn between being appalled & impressed. I didn't have room to tweet about the full body lotion application. It was intense. No towel. Not even close. And there was extensive lotion application.... Read more
When I got on on the second car of an inbound trolley at Hynes early this afternoon, it was fairly crowded, and the back half of the car was packed with high-school kids.
About halfway between Arlington and Boylston, WHAM, the train slammed to a stop. Some guy began yelling "Is everybody OK?" The operator got on the PA and asked the same question.... Read more
A man who allegedly pulled out a knife on B trolley in Allston tonight was arrested after passengers fled at BU Central, the MBTA reports.
Ronald McNally, Jr., 53, was arrested by BU Police around 6:45 p.m. after he also got off the train and witnesses IDed him, the T says. There was no fight or injuries aboard the trolley, the T says.
Innocent, etc.... Read more
UPDATE: MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo says there were no four-car trains in operation on the Green Line this morning; only two- and three-car ones.
Laura Longoria reports she rode on a four-car Green Line train today:
I got on it at Park St and rode it 2 stops to Arlington, it was a Riverside train.... Read more
Paul Levy provides the proof, with a video survey of the secret nip burial ground at Reservoir:
So far this cold January morning, trains have died on the Red, Blue and Green lines and the Worcester Line is experiencing major delays.
At 8:34 a.m., Tanya K. tweeted:
Two empty, broken down trains we will be pushing in. 1000+ frozen, frustrated people cramming into this one. MBTA Red Line. Good times.
A few minutes later, Candice Springer added:
Thank you, MBTA... Read more
So far this morning, a charred 39 bus was towed from Huntington Avenue near Brigham Circle and buses had to be rolled out for the C line when an overhead power line came down near Cleveland Circle.
Newton Police report the attack happened around 10:30 a.m.:
The victim was on the T platform when she was attacked from behind and thrown to the ground. The victim's cell phone was stolen during the attack.
Police report, however, five arrests were made.
So far this morning trains have had to be taken out of service on the Red, Orange and Riverside lines. The E Line is stopping at Brigham Circle because of a car accident further up the line. No word yet from the Blue Line.
The Metro reports MBTA inspectors will be swarming 12 key Green Line stops today and through the end of December for a "fare enforcement blitz." The T also plans to seek legislation to increase the fine for fare evasion from $15 to $100.
Orange Bird tweets:
Nothing perks up a bad day like hearing the Sammy Davis Jr. doppelganger at Gov Center sing "Candyman"
Latest T Alert:
Green Line E service will be diverted to substitute shuttle buses between North Station and Lechmere due to an automobile blocking the track area. 11/10/2011 2:07 PM
Since when did they put in grade crossings on the Lechmere Viaduct?
Daisy Razor reports on some attempted flirting on the Riverside Line today.