Literally: The power at the station went out around 9:45 p.m. At least one person is stuck in an elevator; the T is readying some bustitution.
Grease on tracks just outbound from South Station ignited in four separate spots shortly before 8 p.m.
The T shut Red Line service in both directions. Firefighters at first responded to Broadway due to heavy smoke. After evacuating the station, however, they discovered the smoke had been blown into that station through the tunnel from South Station.
Transit Police report a chatty guy struck up a conversation with another man at the Quincy Center Red Line station last night and bragged that he was "a wanted man."
Turns out he was telling the truth. And turns out the other guy was an undercover Transit Police officer patrolling the station.
Transit Police say officers arrested William Mavrides, 25, on several outstanding warrants... Read more
Around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, near the busway, Transit Police report.
Attacker described as: Muscular black male, approximately 5'7" and 185lbs, in his late 30s or 40s with curly short black hair. He mainly spoke Spanish and was wearing a red soccer-style jersey with blue and green basketball shorts.
A roving UHub photographer reports:
This T cop at the Alewife bike cage startled me recently. Until I got closer and saw that he was...a cardboard cutout!
An MBTA spokesman says:
That's the only one...and police report that it has made a difference.
He adds the... Read more
Transit Police report arresting Kyle Stappen, 25, of South Boston, last night on a charge of possession with intent to distribute a class B substance, suboxone (used to treat heroin addiction).
Detectives nabbed him around 7:30 p.m. as part of a Transit Police attempt to crack down on drug sales at the Red Line stop.
He's scheduled for arraignment today in South Boston District... Read more
Signal problems on the Longfellow or track problems at Charles/MGH, take your pick of announcements.
UPDATE: The Globe reports the woman, 80, died Sunday night.
Crowds are growing along the Red Line as riders queue up for promised shuttle buses after the line was shut down around 4 p.m. due to a woman getting hit by a train at Kendall station.
Katy Radoll tweeted:
Evacuated from train in Kendall. Conductor said "someone might be under it". Very terrified... Read more
Transit Police report arresting Christopher Broxton, 36, of Quincy, on charges he grabbed money out of a Red Line rider's hands at JFK/UMass on Monday.
Broxton, who then allegedly fled with his pit bull, was arrested Friday thanks in large part to tips from the public, Transit Police said.
That the... Read more
UPDATE: Arrest made.
Transit Police report they are looking for a man who went up to somebody counting money on the Red Line platform around 9:40 p.m. on Monday, grabbed the money, then fled up the stairs to Columbia Road.
Photos and video after the jump, but first a fun little game: Guess the guy's race.
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Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man yesterday on charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
Police say a plainclothes officer bought some heroin from Kevin Miles, 47, then arrested him, after which police found additional bags of the drug.
Police say the buy was part of "an ongoing commitment to our community members/neighbors of South Boston to address drug related activity."... Read more
There's been an outbreak of young folks sipping their iced coffee from Mason and pickle jars as they ride the Green and Red lines.
Matt Aromando tweets from the Green Line:
This is the most Allston thing I've seen in a while.
Hipster with pickle jar full of iced coffee spotted on MBTA at Kenmore. Not just an allston phenomena.... Read more
Around 11:10 a.m.
Transit Police report the victim was a white male in his late 30s. After firefighters extricated him from under the train, he was taken to Somerville Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The T substituted shuttle buses for Red Line service until about 1:15 p.m.