Red Line

By - 5/21/15 - 11:51 am
New Orange Line trains

What the new Orange Line cars will look like (running alongside the Longfellow?).

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit against the MBTA by two companies that objected to the way the T awarded the bid for new Red and Orange Line cars to a Chinese manufacturer.

The dismissal, which actually happened in March, does not necessarily clear the tracks for CNR MA - a joint venture of two Chinese companies - to deliver scores...Read more

By - 5/18/15 - 10:47 pm

Around 10:20 p.m. by a group of young teens. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.Read more

By - 5/18/15 - 6:31 pm
Waiting for a Red Line train

Jammed into South Station. Photo by Jed Hresko

Shortly after 6 p.m., Nate Roy informs us:

Red Line inbound from Kendall jerked to a stop and hasn't moved in about 10 minutes. Here we go again...

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By - 5/9/15 - 10:17 am
Patrik Finnerty mug shot

Remember the Braintree guy who waltzed across the Red Line tracks just as a train was entering Andrew after the St. Patrick's Day parade?

A judge ordered him to stay out of South Boston, but didn't order him to stay away from the T, which might have saved him some trouble Wednesday night, when, as Transit Police report, he was in a foul,...Read more

By - 4/24/15 - 11:29 am

Roche Bros. reports its new Downtown Crossing store, opening next Wednesday, will have entrances/exits onto the concourse of the Downtown Crossing T stop.Read more

By - 4/22/15 - 4:46 pm

Alison Loat marveled at the guy on the other platform at Charles/MGH today....Read more

By - 4/20/15 - 9:50 am
Dead Red Line train at Central Square in Cambridge

Around 9:30 a.m., Kevin Slane reports, a Red Line train that just sat there at Central Square, quietly expiring for about 10 minutes, was pronounced dead and riders were ordered off.Read more

By - 4/17/15 - 10:04 am
Red Line pokeball sculpture in downtown Boston

Flea took a look at one of the new sculptures outside 100 High St. - just down the street from the MBTA's main operations center.

The Red Line poké ball and a similar Green Monster ball are the work of sculptor Lars-Erik Fisk, who loves him some spherical art (more examples)....Read more

By - 4/16/15 - 7:48 am
Truck hanging off I-93 in Dorchester

The view from Sidney Street. Photo by Meg Reils.

UPDATE: State Police report the truck and a Scion tC collided around 6 a.m., sending the truck partially over the Jersey barriers.

A box truck that wound up hanging off I-93 south in Dorchester this morning created problems on both the highway and the Red Line below - which the MBTA shut until mechanics could move the truck and end the risk it might...Read more

By - 4/9/15 - 7:59 am

The State House News Service reports interim T GM Frank DePaola told legislators he had to choose between making riders wait for a shuttle bus on a July night or a February night.Read more

By - 3/28/15 - 6:04 pm

Because if you do that, a police officer might get curious and amble over to see what you're up to.

Transit Police report arresting Ryan Ross, 30, on a charge of receiving stolen property worth more than $250 around 9:15 p.m. yesterday after officers on patrol noticed him doing just that in the lobby of the Braintree Red Line stop:

Officers approached Ross to

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By - 3/25/15 - 3:20 pm
Shuttle bus on Red Line at Park Street

A lone shuttle bus at Park Street.

UPDATE: Transit Police report the man was taken out alive from under the train.

A man jumped in front of a train around 2:20 p.m. on the outbound side of the Red Line.

One witness on the platform said he heard a "boom" then screeching as the train driver hit the brakes.

The MBTA substituted bus service between JFK/UMass and Kendall as firefighters and...Read more

By - 3/19/15 - 1:29 pm

Last May, the MBTA released a video showing a Transit Police detective rescuing a man from jumping in front of a train at Park Street. WCVB reports the man now has a lawyer - who had to sue to get the complete video, which shows the two struggled on the platform and the detective punching the man to subdue him....Read more

By - 3/17/15 - 3:14 pm

A Braintree man admitted today he walked across the tracks from one platform to the other at Andrew Square station on Sunday - narrowly avoiding getting flattened by a train entering the station at the same time.

In exchange, a South Boston Municipal Court judge continued Patrik Finnerty's trespassing case for three months, during which he has to perform 25 hours of community service...Read more

By - 3/16/15 - 1:51 pm
Guy walking across tracks at Andrew station in South Boston

Surveillance photos via TPD.

UPDATE, 3:15 p.m., Tuesday: Finnerty found, shows up in court, has case continued without a finding pending three-month period.

UPDATE: Warrant issued for his arrest after he failed to show up at his arraignment, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Transit Police report arresting a Braintree lad who, on finding himself on the inbound platform at Andrew last night, allegedly thought the...Read more

By - 3/15/15 - 6:34 pm

Transit Police report somebody who didn't belong in the Cabot train yard off Dorchester Avenue was hit and killed by a train about 5:45 p.m.

Police say the man was about 25. Foul play is not suspected.Read more

By - 3/10/15 - 3:22 pm

The Patriot Ledger reports Transit Police are looking for 10 to 15 Braintree High School students who apparently decided to celebrate a trip to the Garden to watch their classmates in a basketball game last night by "smashing windows in a Red Line train packed with around 200 students in Braintree uniforms."Read more

By - 2/28/15 - 9:48 pm
Hawk trapped in Alewife station on the Red Line in Cambridge

Curt Nickisch phototographed this poor hawk unable to figure a way out of Alewife station around 7:30 p.m. The Animal Rescue League reports a happy ending to this tale:

Got word that the hawk was caught and moved outside.

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By - 2/27/15 - 9:43 am

The Herald reports an escalator at Davis Square ripped a man's pants clear off. Fortunately, the Herald adds, he stayed cool - and had the foresight to wear blue gym shorts.Read more

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