I was waiting for a Forest Hills train this afternoon when a guy coming through the tunnel from Copley Place approached the bars on one side of the fare gates. He reached through the bars, grabbed the cone, maneuvered it upwards until he had it in hand, then dropped it down over one of the fare gates, which triggered the electric eye to open the... Read more
Adrienne M. photographed and meme'd up an Orange Line car today.
A smoldering cable near Haymarket shut down the Orange Line this morning because the T shut off power to let workers safely repair the cable. A T spokesman says power was restored around noon.
Fortunately, God graced us with the Green Line, so people not in the mood for a leisurely jaunt on a nice September morning were able to get from here to... Read more
Transit Police report arresting a Saugus man on charges he indecently touched two women on two different subway lines.
According to police, William Gustin, 29, indecently assaulted a woman on the Red Line between Central and Kendall around 6 p.m. on Aug. 19. This morning, around 7 a.m., police say, detectives... Read more
Updated Sunday a.m.
Transit Police report the recovery of a body of a man in his 50s from under an outbound Orange Line train shortly after 11 p.m.
Transit Police detectives along with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office are currently investigating the facts and circumstances leading to the incident. At this time there are no signs of foul play
The T organized bus... Read more
Lengthy delays on the... Read more
UPDATE, Friday a.m.: An MBTA spokesman reports: "We found no video evidence to support the story you sent us."
UPDATE: Dorchester Reporter News Editor Gintautus Dumcius caught up with Clemons at a candidate forum in Dorchester tonight. He tweets:
He denies it, quite adamantly.
An outraged Orange Line rider reports on an incident around 9 a.m. Friday at Forest Hills involving mayoral candidate Charles... Read more
Around 4:50 p.m., Clownface3 found herself on a stuck inbound train just before North Station:
Orange Line train from Oak Grove heading into North Station is stalled in the tunnel, making weird noises. 3 minutes & counting.
And did I mention that I'm in a car filled with 20+ kids heading home from a summer camp field trip?
The camp counselors are telling the... Read more
WBUR interviews a bunch of buskers, including the woman who plays the harp at Downtown Crossing on the Orange Line.
Around 12:15 p.m. on the inbound side. Photo of the scooter on the tracks.
John reports he watched the guy get helped up and his scooter retrieved, says he almost drove off the platform a second time.
A T spokeswoman says the person declined medical attention and that service was delayed for about 18 minutes.... 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
All but Orient Heights on the Blue Line and Charles/MGH now have electronic countdown clocks to let passengers know when the next train should arrive, the MBTA says.
The T adds it's improved the algorithms used to calculate arrival times, in particular at stations right at the beginning and end of lines, for "an elevated Countdown experience."
Orient Heights, currently under renovation, should get... Read more
A man convicted of beating up two women on the Orange Line in 2010 allegedly spent two months this year spitting racial insults at an MBTA worker at the Sullivan Square stop - and punched out a CharlieCard machine - the state Attorney General's office charges.
Joseph Balistreri, 39, faces three... Read more