Red Line

By - 7/20/17 - 6:45 pm

John Stephen Dwyer reports on an incident at the Back Bay Orange Line stop around 2:30 p.m.: Read more.

By - 7/19/17 - 6:09 pm
On a Red Line train with no lights

Rajeeve Martyn posted this selfie at 5:30 p.m. What else to do when you're stuck on a Red Line train with no lights in the tunnel between Harvard and Central?

By - 7/18/17 - 5:17 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to "an ongoing signal problem" at Andrew.

By - 7/13/17 - 9:10 am

"Minor" delays on that branch of the Red Line, the MBTA reports.

By - 7/7/17 - 11:29 pm

The Globe reports that the guy who fell on the Red Line tracks at Park Street yesterday, bringing the line to a halt at rush hour, was dancing his way down the yellow warning strip when he misjudged a move and took a plunge. A T spokesman is quoted as urging riders not to do that.

By - 7/6/17 - 5:24 pm
Woman on tracks at Park Street

T workers, cop tend to man as they await firefighters, EMTs. Photo by KrisKream.

First responders rushed to Park Street shortly after 5 p.m. The man did not come in contact with the third rail, but was knocked unconscious. Read more.

By - 7/6/17 - 3:38 pm

A deceased train at Ashmont means "moderate" delays on the Red Line, the MBTA advises.

By - 7/3/17 - 4:50 pm

"Moderate" delays on the Red Line right now thanks to a train that lost its will to live at Harvard Squre, the MBTA reports.

By - 7/1/17 - 9:57 am

The Herald reports on opposition from residents along the dormant Track 61 to the T's plan to electrify much of the route so it can test the new Red Line cars we'll be getting in a few years.

By - 6/21/17 - 4:23 pm

The MBTA reports it's moved the carcass off the tracks, so the Red Line delays have dropped from "moderate" to "minor," at least.

By - 6/20/17 - 12:25 pm
Woman with violin

UPDATE: Both woman and violin found, Transit Police report.

Transit Police report that when the owner of a $40,000 violin accidentally left it behind at South Station on June 10, a woman picked up the case and walked out of the station. They've yet to find her or the violin, so have turned to the public for help to reunite the violin with its owner. Read more.

By - 6/15/17 - 4:22 pm

A Red Line train that left this mortal coil at Porter Square has been removed from the scene, but there are still "minor" residual delays, the MBTA says.

By - 6/14/17 - 9:10 am

Earlier this morning, a train pulled into Quincy Adams and decided it had better things to do than continue into Boston.

By - 6/13/17 - 4:08 pm

"Moderate" delays on the Red Line due to signal bollixation at JFK/UMass, about 24 hours after similar problems yesterday, the MBTA reports.

By - 6/12/17 - 8:12 pm

A train suffered heat stroke at Alewife and now the Red Line has "moderate" delays.

By - 6/12/17 - 3:58 pm

Maybe the MBTA needs a summer-resiliency program: Around 3:50 p.m., Boston firefighters responded to Broadway station because a power cable burst into flames just past the station on the inbound side. That was good for "severe" delays on the Red Line. The fire was quickly doused, but service was held for firefighters to check things out.

By - 6/12/17 - 3:53 pm

And the hits just keep on coming: "Moderate" delays on the Red Line, the MBTA reports.

By - 6/12/17 - 10:45 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line because of a train currently pushing up daisies at Quincy Center.

By - 6/11/17 - 11:38 pm
Mother of my baby is dead, so give me money, please

The past few weeks have seen an explosion of the number of Tissue People on the T: People with allegedly horrible lives who seek donations in exchange for a small pack of tissues.

Annie Oakenfold, who has been collecting these notes for more than a month now, reports a woman passed the above note and a pack of tissues on the Orange Line tonight. Read more.

By - 6/9/17 - 2:48 pm

A non-viable train at Andrew is causing "moderate" delays, the MBTA reports.