Red Line

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.

By - 6/7/17 - 10:36 am

Cambridge Police report an incident at the Kendall Square involving a man who'd fallen on the Red Line tracks ended with him revived and on the way to the hospital after two Cambridge officers administered Narcan, which counteracts the deadly effects of opioids. Read more.

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

A Red Line train that lost the will to live at Harvard Square is causing "moderate" delays southbound, the T advises.

By - 6/2/17 - 9:06 pm
Delayed Red Line

UPDATE:, 9:40 p.m. Northbound Red Line still a mess.

Mirto Picchi posted this photo at 8:27 p.m., reports that train had been "arriving" for several minutes.

Hong Pong was on the Alewife-bound car that caused all the problems. At 7:51 p.m., he posted a photo of an emergency brake lever that somebody pulled on his Red Line car just as it left Downtown Crossing. Read more.

By - 5/27/17 - 11:36 pm

This was the scene at Harvard Square station on the Red Line shortly after 11 p.m. tonight. Full House Tickets was there to see the "brutal" scene.

By - 5/24/17 - 8:18 pm

The T reports "minor" delays because of signal problems at Alewife. Seth Rosenberg provides the opposing viewpoint:

This is a bold faced lie. I just got booted off a train at central that had moved 6 stops in 40 mins. At least call it severe.

By - 5/24/17 - 2:59 pm
Chery

Transit Police report arresting Cody Chery, 21, of Randolph on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident at the Braintree Red Line garage on May 16.

Police say Chery went up to a woman in the garage around 5 p.m., asked her some "inappropriate questions," then "indecently assaulted" her. He then fled. Read more.