Limeduck was puzzled, at first, by the politeness he started seeing on Orange Line platforms recently, in which people agreeably let other people board the train first:
Thatâ€™s when it dawned on me, this is not any kind of selfless behavior, itâ€™s the opposite kind! These people are trying to be the last on so they can be first off at their stop, and...Read more
Transit Police yesterday made their first arrest under the law after a woman complained at Forest Hills a guy took inappropriate photos of her.
Joshua Gonsalves, 23, of Norwood, is scheduled for arraignment in West Roxbury District Court this morning.
According to Transit Police, the incident happened shortly before 5:45 p.m.
Upon arrival officers were met by the victim who informed the officers...Read more
He was the shirtless guy, covered in cuts and holding a brick, just standing there right outside the station, around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.
"Yeah, I did it," Stephen Fusco, 46, of Malden, told officers, Transit Police report.
Fusco, scheduled for arraignment today in Charlestown District Court on a charge of making threats to commit a crime, did not proffer a reason for applying his...Read more
Dylan Manley was at Chinatown on the Orange Line and reports service was halted around 4:20 p.m. when a man decided to go from one platform to the other by way of the tracks:
He walked down platform on NB side, jumped onto tracks, and walked across to SB side.
The T shut power as police got the trackwalker off the tracks - which turned...Read more
A Dorchester man who allegedly tried but failed to rob a woman at knifepoint at Downtown Crossing last month was arrested last week after detectives managed to track him down as a regular at a Dorchester Star Market, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Roger Hines, 29, was arraigned Friday on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon, the DA's office says. Judge...Read more
Bex inquired this morning about the walkway at the Orange Line station:
Who do I talk to about the spiders in the Wellington catwalk? because OH MY GOD I'VE NEVER RUN SO FAST.
When asked whether the issue was lots of regular spiders or just one mutant refugee from a nuclear experiment gone horribly awry, she replied:
BOTH! Millions of HUGE, hairy, scary spiders....Read more
UPDATED with latest info from the T.
Around 8:50 a.m., an inbound Orange Line train pulled into State Street and there was a large "bang." Chuck Giroux photographed people rushing out of the station.
Although initial reports seemed to indicate the train had hit part of a fallen light fixture on the tracks, a T spokesman says the bang came from the subway...Read more
Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko spotted this guy doing crunches at Back Bay on the Orange Line this morning.Read more
A mechanical problem on an outbound Orange Line train ended with smoke in the front car and passengers ordered to evacuate at Haymarket shortly before 5:15 p.m. - bringing service towards Oak Grove to a halt and firefighters racing to the station as fast as they could during rush-hour traffic.
At 5:15 p.m., JahHills reported:
Orange line at Haymarket just came to a sudden...Read more
Police are looking for two guys they say politely said hello to commuters leaving the Orange Line station this afternoon before they settled on a particular woman, followed her home and then robbed her of her phone.Read more
The sound of gunfire outside the Mass. Ave. Orange Line station around 3 p.m. brought police racing, led to the road being shut for the investigation between St. Botolph and Columbus and a halt to Orange Line service as police searched the station for possible shooters.
Police are looking for two men seeing fleeing on bicycles towards St. Botolph. Both were black. One was in...Read more
The MBTA reports some unspecified power problem between North Station and Sullivan Square means only one track is in operation right now.Read more
Chad Gowey reports on the incident shortly before 8 p.m. at the Massachusetts Avenue stop on the Orange Line:
Blown away by the two strangers we just saw rescuing a disoriented commuter from the tracks
Police report the man became disoriented and fell. He didn't come into contact with the third rail, was taken to a local hospital to be checked out....Read more
It's a Monday-morning slog on the Red Line inbound from Braintree, thanks to signal issues.
Meanwhile, an Orange Line train refused to get out of bed at Oak Grove.Read more