Red Line

By - 5/8/16 - 3:56 pm

Transit Police report a man in his mid-50s was hit by an outbound train at Broadway around 2:35 p.m.

He suffered serious injuries but is expected to live, police say. Police declined to say how he wound up on the tracks.

Red Line service was replaced by buses until the completion of the investigation.

By - 5/5/16 - 1:43 pm

An inbound Red Line train is being held at Central so police can look for a guy who other riders reported might be holding a sword - even if he's not apparently doing anything threatening with it. The result for other riders is "moderate" delays.

UPDATE, 1:47 p.m.: The sword was plastic. Police told him to be more careful with his toys in the future and Red Line service was set to resume.

By - 4/30/16 - 11:22 am

Somewhere between JFK/UMass and Braintree, a Red Line train saw eternity and now there are "moderate" delays on the line.

By - 4/29/16 - 6:18 pm
Man in full camo on the Red Line

Derek M somehow sussed him out.

Butterh did have a small suggestion:

If you want to go camo on the T you should dress as a Dunkin cup.

By - 4/8/16 - 7:56 am
Red Line crowd

Plenty of space if you're going outbound from Davis. Photo by Mark Novak.

The Grim Reaper harvested a train at Harvard Square this morning and now hundreds of Red Line riders are stacking up like cordwood waiting for inbound trains that just aren't coming.

Meaghan O'Malley reports she got on at Davis at 7:30 a.m. and hadn't even reached Harvard by 7:57.

By - 4/7/16 - 5:54 pm

Erica Mattison videoed a Park Street platform today.

By - 4/5/16 - 12:09 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man they say exposed himself to two women on a Red Line train as it entered Park Street around 8:45 p.m. on March 27.

Police add: Read more.

By - 4/5/16 - 9:48 am
Snowman at North Quincy

Meg spotted Fros-T waiting for the Red Line at North Quincy this morning.

By - 4/4/16 - 5:41 pm

No clue about the Red Line, but there's police action at Mass. Ave. on the Orange Line.

By - 3/28/16 - 7:46 am

The T's started posting daily reliability stats, broken down by buses, commuter rail and subway. If you click on the large plus sign for each, you'll get more detailed breakdowns by line (and looks like the T's finally acknowledged the Silver Line is a bus, because that's where you'll find its data).

By - 3/24/16 - 6:10 pm
Workers trying to fix door on a Red Line train in Boston

Adam Castiglioni watched T workers struggle with a door on a train at Park Street around 5:30 p.m., just in time to give commuters who suffered through the morning's delays another chance to ponder their fate in life.

By - 3/24/16 - 7:46 am
Red Line at Park Street: Where's the train?

The Red Line switches to turtle time. Photo by Mike Slafsky.

It's severe-delay time on both sides of the Red Line as a switch at Alewife has forgotten the one job it has.

Rose pleads:

HELP send coffee & bagels to Harvard @MBTA!

By - 3/20/16 - 6:39 pm
Waldo being escorted out of South Station

And then they escorted him out of South Station for being disorderly.

By - 3/19/16 - 12:04 pm
Empty bottles at Davis station on the Red Line

Andrew Ferreira came upon this scene at Davis Square, the morning after the last late-night subway trains ran.

By - 3/18/16 - 8:03 am

Signal problems between Alewife and Harvard mean "moderate" delays, the T says. At 7:57, Kris Kream tweeted:

Nothing coming or going northbound Braintree. Stuck at North Quincy 15+ minutes.

By - 3/16/16 - 11:20 am
Firefighters going down to Alewife station

Firefighters descend to platform. Photo by Patrick Peralta.

UPDATE: NECN reports a body was found on the tracks.

Station was shut around 10:45 a.m. due to a "medical emergency;" now it's full of police, firefighters and EMTs.

Peralta reports:

Not a good sign when you arrive to an awful smell and these guys heading to the tracks.

By - 3/3/16 - 7:29 am

The T is reporting signal problems between North Quincy and JFK/UMass on the Red Line.

At 7:21 a.m., Dave Curran reported he got on the train at Wollaston 30 minutes earlier and still hadn't reached JFK/UMass.

By - 3/2/16 - 8:26 am

A MassDOT report concludes the driver of the infamous train was to blame for it heading towards town by itself, but notes the T is also aiming to fix the condition that led him to leave the train in the first place - problems with an old cabling system leased from Verizon that was making signals fail and trains stop on the tracks south of North Quincy. Read more.

By - 2/27/16 - 3:10 pm
Man gets a seat on the Red Line

Ari Ofsevit spotted somebody sitting in the most comfortable seat on the Red Line today.

Past self-seaters on the T:
Green Line.
Red Line.

By - 2/24/16 - 6:48 pm

More signal problems, this time at Alewife. J Patience reports:

I boarded at Park between 6 - 6:05. Now starting to stand by at Harvard. 6:47.