Red Line

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.

By - 5/18/17 - 8:56 am

Signal issues at Alewife are making for a less than optimal commute this morning.

By - 5/17/17 - 6:22 pm

Justin Thompson reports an incident around 6:15 p.m. on the Red Line at South Station:

Woman fell onto outbound red line tracks at south station. Missed third rail, two good samaritans jumped in and pulled her out.

By - 5/15/17 - 10:04 am
A dog in a bag on the Red Line

Davina Chojnowski had some fuzzy company on her Red Line commute this morning.

By - 5/8/17 - 7:59 pm

MassDOT announced today it will spend $32 million to convert the abandoned Track 61 along the Haul Road up by the convention center into a test bed on which to test the new Red Line cars that are expected to start showing up in 2019. Read more.

By - 5/1/17 - 4:59 pm

And just as rush hour starts.

By - 4/28/17 - 9:35 am

Somewhere between Alewife and Harvard is a Red Line train that has bought the farm, causing what the T calls "minor" delays.

By - 4/22/17 - 6:18 pm
Bernie and Phyl's ad

Remember when our worst complaint about Bernie and Phyl's ads was their jingle?

Several months after the furniture chain plastered subway trains with mildly risque ads about how many people their couches could handle, they've introduced new ads that cut right to the chase: If you copulate or die in bed, you better hope you do so in one of theirs. Read more.