Red Line

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.

By - 2/24/16 - 9:04 am

Shortly before 9 a.m., Lyzard reported:

MBTA is jerking us around on the Longfellow for over 10 minutes .start.. Stop.. Starts. Stops. Riders Ready to puke.

Five minutes later, the T announced "moderate" delays due to signal problems on the bridge and now at least one train is just sitting there.

By - 2/18/16 - 8:22 am
Porter Square with lots of people in the Red Line station

Hangin' out at Porter Square. Photo by Jamie E.

Just as the T was telling riders from the South Shore to try their luck with the Red Line because commuter rail was dead, a Red Line train realized it was more than six feet under near South Station and started pushing up daisies. Read more.

By - 2/15/16 - 10:44 am
November Project participants on a Red Line train

For a holiday morning, one Red Line train seemed a bit crowded this morning, Charles Cherney reports.

By - 2/15/16 - 9:29 am
By - 2/14/16 - 9:41 am

MBTA trains are no different than us - they don't like going out in subzero temps, either. At one point this morning, the T announced "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to "multiple disabled trains." Read more.

By - 2/12/16 - 9:12 am

The T's reporting some travails getting riders into town from Braintree due to a train that decided to join Elijah. This was after earlier signal problems near JFK/UMass.

By - 2/5/16 - 12:18 pm

The T reports it's busing Red Line riders between Alewife and Harvard due to a power problem at Harvard. Word came right after Gov. Baker, in a snow news conference, said, "The T actually had a pretty good morning."

By - 2/2/16 - 7:03 pm

There's a dead train somewhere on the Orange Line (the T isn't saying where) and a train that breathes no more at Quincy Center on the Red Line. Passengers are not happy, but whadaya gonna do?

By - 1/28/16 - 5:47 am

UPDATE, 7 a.m.: Equipment removed, T reports "minor" residual delays.

The T is running shuttle buses between North Quincy and JFK/UMass due to "disabled work equipment" at Savin Hill. A T spokesman adds:

MBTA crews are on scene, working hard to get the piece of equipment off the main line. Customers may also board Commuter Rail trains at Braintree, Quincy Center and JFK for service into South Station. Customers are asked to allow extra time to commute.

By - 1/26/16 - 7:18 am

The T warned riders yesterday that delays related to the reconstruction of the Longfellow Bridge would continue today. What they optimistically didn't warn riders about, however, were the signal problems between North Quincy and JFK/UMass - of the sort the Braintree line has been having for a couple of months now.

From the north, though, the trains are running well over the bridge.

By - 1/25/16 - 7:39 am

UPDATE: The MBTA warns Longfellow-related slowdowns could last two to three days.

Red Line trains in both directions are moving kind of slow this morning, due to the weekend track work on the Longfellow Bridge.

At 7:40 a.m., Justlippe reported:

I left Central at 7:10am. We're just now hanging half out of the tunnel headed to MGH.

Read more.

By - 1/23/16 - 6:52 pm
Stuck buses on Cambridge Street in Boston

Buses stuck on Cambridge Street by MGH. Photo by Caitlin Melnick.

First responders from both Cambridge and Boston and divers from Boston rushed to the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge around 6:30 p.m. on what appeared to be a report that two people might be in the river. Read more.