Red Line

By - 9/7/16 - 2:29 pm

Ari Ofsevit takes a look at the state's shelved plans to extend the Blue Line 1,300 feet to Charles/MGH and explains how the state screwed up all the cost estimates by proposing ridiculous construction techniques just because they don't feel like building the thing.

By - 8/31/16 - 5:33 pm

The Red Line is delayed in both directions because of a deceased train at Central Square.

Mark Peter Detwiler reports it's so bad there's no more room on the outbound platform at South Station.

By - 8/26/16 - 11:50 am

Traffic will be briefly halted near Charles Circle Saturday morning as crews working on the Longfellow Bridge start would could be a two-day project to clean out a steam pipe that runs across the bridge.

Traffic will resume once the steam venting starts up, shortly after 7 a.m., Cambridge Police say, adding: Read more.

By - 8/19/16 - 9:12 am
No Red Line train at Harvard Square

A Red Line train that left this mortal coil at Porter Square is causing what the T acknowledges are "severe" delays. Read more.

By - 8/16/16 - 11:46 am

The Red Line station is shut, but the Red Line continues to run, just more slowly, as firefighters work to extinguish a fire in an air duct in the lower level of 141 Dorchester Ave.

By - 8/11/16 - 9:10 am

Among the people on a Red Line train that gave up the ghost between Broadway and South Station this morning: former state Transportation Secretary Jim Aloisi, who reports: Read more.

By - 8/10/16 - 11:11 am

Shortly before 10:30 a.m. on the inbound platform at Shawmut.

By - 8/9/16 - 9:59 pm

UPDATE, Wednesday morning: WCVB reports the man died.

Boston firefighters got him off the tracks around 9:55 p.m. and handed him over to EMS to get ready for the trip to the hospital.

UPDATE, 10:30 p.m. Buses are still running instead of trains between Broadway and Central Square.

By - 8/9/16 - 5:38 pm

They're packin' 'em in at Park Street thanks to a southbound train that could pick no better time than rush hour to die.

By - 8/5/16 - 8:55 am

People coming from the direction of Alewife are sitting in trains not moving because a train at Park Street just gained its wings.

By - 8/2/16 - 10:49 am
Travis Artist

Transit Police report arresting a Boston man they say attacked a cop at Harvard Square station around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

Police say the officer stopped Travis Artist after spotting him going through a fare gate without paying. The cop wrote him a citation and then Artist mouthed off, at which point the cop told him he was now trespassing and ordered him out of the station. Read more.

By - 8/1/16 - 9:47 am
Line to get CharlieCards renewed

Mark Novak shows us the line this morning to add another month to CharlieCards.

By - 7/30/16 - 10:16 pm

One train's get up and go got up and left at Alewife, causing "severe" delays on the Red Line, the MBTA reports.

By - 7/28/16 - 6:19 pm
Red Line delays

Somewhere, a Red Line train paid its fare to the ferryman and now riders who just want to get home get to enjoy the company of their fellow commuters. At 6:17 p.m., Mark Peter Detwiler reported:

Issues on the redline southbound, been waiting at Park 25 minutes for a braintree train.

By - 7/25/16 - 10:05 pm

Police stopped the Red Line in both directions shortly before 9:45 p.m. because of a guy dumping things on the tracks at Broadway, including what appeared to be one of those heavy bomb-resistant trash barrels. Read more.

By - 7/22/16 - 9:30 am

UPDATE: Statement by Transit Police.

Jamie Davenport reports on an incident Thursday night on a Red Line train ordered held at South Station until the police could clear a group of rowdy black teens off her car. She watched silently - until a cop ordered a black kid who wasn't part of the group off the train as well: Read more.

By - 7/20/16 - 10:31 am

Blake Stacey reports from an inbound Red Line train sitting in the tunnel just short of Central Square:

There is literally a trash fire on the tracks in front of us (just north of Central).

Conductor on PA: "It's just newspaper, don't worry."

By - 7/20/16 - 8:16 am

State House News Service reports 55 congressmen want the Treasury department to investigate the way a Chinese company won the bid to build new Red Line and Orange Line trains, in part because of allegations it was able to submit a low-ball bid due to Chinese government subsidies, in part because they worry about the Chinese gaining access to critical national infrastructure, such as rail lines. Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Somerville) did not sign on, saying he wants to learn more first.

By - 7/18/16 - 5:16 pm

The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Red Line's Ashmont branch due to signal problems at Ashmont.