Red Line

By - 3/11/14 - 5:33 pm

Transit Police report an argument between a man and a group of six people around 9 p.m. on Sunday devolved into a general beatdown that left the man - and two women who tried to help him, beaten on the floor of the train:

The original victim and the below described group

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By - 3/11/14 - 9:19 am

A Red Line train figured out how to go six feet under on the inbound side of the Longfellow shortly before 9.

By - 3/9/14 - 5:17 pm

Steve Abreu asks about this mysterious sign heading up from the Downtown Crossing T stop:

Whatever happened to Shopper's Park? What was it?

By - 3/7/14 - 5:04 pm

Transit Police report two incidents in the Quincy Adams garage shortly before 8 p.m., yesterday.

In the first, a woman walking to her car on the second level noticed a man first stare, then follow her, around 7:50 p.m.:

The reporting party sought out other patrons also returning to their vehicles to walk with. When the male noticed this he crouched down between parked

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By - 3/6/14 - 7:30 am

Signal problems mean the dreaded "severe" delays on the Red Line between Harvard and JFK/UMass this morning.

Lisa reports:

That has to be a new record... Took 45 minutes to get from Davis Square to Kendall Square.

By - 3/3/14 - 2:01 pm
Escalator and stairs at Porter Square

Jared May looked up the stairs today from the bottom of the T's deepest subway stop, at Porter Square (actually, if you look closely, you can see there are two in this crowd - there's a second person higher up the stairs).

By - 2/27/14 - 6:18 pm

Hynes is being evacuated due to a smoking train.

This comes an hour or so after an inbound Red Line train breathed its last at Broadway, creating what the T acknowledged were "severe" delays.

By - 2/27/14 - 8:23 am

As of 8:20 a.m.: A Red Line train flatlined at Ashmont around 6:20. An Orange Line train gave up the ghost in Malden around 7. Another Red Line train began pining for the fjords somewhere on the Braintree Line around 7:20. A Green Line trolley met St. Peter at Harvard Avenue around 7:50. Another Green Line trolley put both feet in the grave around 8... Read more

By - 2/26/14 - 7:50 pm

Paul Chicarello reports the following happened on a stalled Red Line train (of course) at Central Square around 7:25 p.m.:

Oh god ... someone just pushed the emergency button to ask the train driver why we are standing by. She was obviously pissed.

Person: "I've got somewhere I need to be!" Motorman: "this button is for emergencies ONLY!"

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By - 2/26/14 - 3:38 pm

UPDATE, Thursday: Transit Police report arresting Calvin White, 40, on two counts of assault and battery and disorderly conduct.

Transit Police report your basic Red Line ranter went further than usual on Monday afternoon: He started cursing at a little girl, no more than 4, seated on the train, then assaulted... Read more

By - 2/26/14 - 7:35 am

The morning commute, like around 6:40, started with an inbound Red Line train kicked the bucket at Savin Hill and a Green Line train meeting its maker at Government Center - an occurrence that the T suggested to riders might be a good time to try out the Orange Line between Back Bay and North station.

As of 7:30 a.m., the T said things... Read more

By - 2/25/14 - 7:22 am
I can't keep calm! I ride the F***ing MBTA!

For a change, no train died on the Red Line. Instead, signal problems at Alewife are making life a living hell for riders.

The 7 a.m. train out of Franklin left this vale of tears in between stations.

Poster via Christine Wilson, who is getting to know the Red Line better than she wants.... Read more

By - 2/21/14 - 9:54 am

Transit Police report arresting two men on drug charges after detectives say they watched one sell amphetamines to the other on a Red Line train yesterday.

Police say that Anthony Cogliano, 40, of Everett, sold the pills to John Burgoon, 25, of Dorchester, around 3:55 p.m. on an Alewife-bound train just before South Station.

Cogliano was charged with distribution of a Class B substance... Read more

By - 2/20/14 - 6:13 pm

Somewhere on the Red Line, a train bound for Alewife flatlined, leaving some riders with nothing to do but admire the ice patterns on the river below.

The 5:30 train to Lowell died in Woburn.

By - 2/19/14 - 8:52 am
Crush at Davis on the Red Line

An inbound Orange Line train passed onto the next plane of existence near Community College sometime around 7 this morning. The T brought in another train to push its carcass out of the way.

Then an outbound train felt death's cold embrace at Community College as well.

Meanwhile, on the Red Line, a train crossed over to the other side at Downtown Crossing, causing massive... Read more

By - 2/13/14 - 12:43 pm

The Cambridge Civic Journal has a look at how the area fell apart after LBJ moved the planned Kennedy Space Center to his home state and how the city and how the renovation of the Kendall Square T station helped make the area what it is today.

Kendall Square in 1925.... Read more

By - 2/10/14 - 5:27 pm
Red Line dead at Broadway in South Boston

Jason Rowe snapped this photo around 5:20 p.m. at Broadway where, naturally, an inbound Red Line train had to be pulled out of service:

Distinct smell of overheated brakes.

The smell quickly made its way down the tunnel to South Station, David Harris reports:

No communication from MBTA. Loads of people waiting.

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