Red Line

By - 11/14/16 - 1:03 pm
Scale mode of an Orange Line car

Two-thirds actual size.

MBTA officials recently told the T's Financial Control Board that work to get long suffering Red and Orange Line riders into new cars is currently on schedule - with the first new Orange Line to go into service in, well, early 2019. Read more.

By - 11/14/16 - 10:27 am
No room for hate pins

Angela Chen shows us the card and safety pin somebody handed her in Cleveland Circle today. They were also distributed at the Forest Hills and Central Square T stops.

By - 11/13/16 - 9:44 pm
Trump supporter on the Red Line

LiberalBadIdeas spotted this on the Red Line.

Meanwhile, in Cambridge, Harmann Singh, a student at Harvard Law School, reports tonight: Read more.

By - 11/12/16 - 12:06 am
Writing on the wall at Park Street station

When Venita Subramanian heard about some artists in New York who put out markers and sticky notes so subway riders could write up inspirational messages on a station wall, she thought Boston should do the same thing. Read more.

By - 11/10/16 - 5:34 pm

Yes, of course there are delays on the Red Line this fine rush hour. Only "minor" ones, due to track problems at Broadway, the T assures us.

By - 11/10/16 - 8:41 am

Yes, a train is dead on the Red Line somewhere between JFK/UMass and Braintree and now the T is warning of "moderate" delays in both directions.

By - 11/8/16 - 9:02 am

Trains keeled over on the Green and Red Lines while the Orange Line was reduced to a crawl due to signal problems this fine morning.

By - 11/7/16 - 9:17 am

Seems a train died at Porter Square, and smoke was involved and now there are delays in both directions on the Red Line.

By - 11/4/16 - 5:31 pm

Kevin was just minding his own business, riding the Red Line down towards Braintree when the train breathed its last and stopped shortly before 5 p.m. in that vast no-man's land between JFK/UMass and North Quincy - after the driver announced "he is having problems 'moving the train.' "

By - 11/2/16 - 11:57 pm
New doors at Downtown Crossing

Mr. Kappus wondered about all the new doors being installed throughout the Downtown Crossing T station. The T replies:

These are fire/smoke partitions that are being installed as part of the DTX elevator project. Upon fire alarm, those doors will close to create a point of safety for people as they egress.

By - 11/1/16 - 7:26 am

UPDATE, 8 a.m. MBTA says regular service has resumed.

Severe delays on the Red Line, again, after a train breathes its last at Park Street.

By - 10/31/16 - 5:33 pm

Today's tales from the underground involve delays caused by signal problems at Harvard.

By - 10/31/16 - 8:54 am
Doors open on the wrong side on the Red Line

Nick Barber noticed the open doors on the wrong side of the train at Kendall Square around 7:20 a.m.

By - 10/28/16 - 1:02 pm

The T, which seems to have stopped announcing just how serious the delays are, is reporting delays on the Red Line due to a train that got to Park Street and could go no more.

By - 10/28/16 - 9:31 am

A Red Line train became the latest little train that couldn't when a train pushed up daisies shortly before 9 a.m. at North Quincy.

By - 10/27/16 - 10:05 am
Dead Red Line train at Harvard Square

Ari Ofsevit was among the riders ordered off an inbound Red Line train at Harvard around 9:40 a.m. because, oh, who the hell knows anymore?

By - 10/26/16 - 4:26 pm

UPDATE: The T now blames signal problems at Alewife for ongoing delays.

Service all along the Red Line has come to a grinding halt due to a train that has left this mortal coil at Alewife.

Meanwhile, the Rockport/Newburyport is once again imitating the Fairmount Line.

By - 10/25/16 - 8:11 am

The morning commute started with a non-viable train at Quincy Center. Just as that was clearing up, things slowed to a crawl again on the Braintree line due to signal problems at JFK/UMass.

By - 10/24/16 - 6:53 pm

On Saturday morning, officials will run an exercise at Alewife station to simulate what happens when a Red Line train stops in a tunnel and the tunnel and T stop start filling with smoke, Cambridge Police report. Read more.

By - 10/24/16 - 5:25 pm
Park Street Red Line station is crowded

Park Street under the weather. Photo by Meri.

A Red Line train came up lame at Central Square and now the line is awful in both directions. Of course. Even T workers are joining in the testiness:

The staff at Kendall just had the gall to yell at us for blocking the entrances.

Read more.