Red Line

By - 11/20/13 - 9:52 pm

Transit Police report arresting somebody too young to have his name released for the botched robbery attempt last week that ended with him being chased out of Charles/MGH by a group of fed-up commuters.

The teen was scheduled for an appearance in Boston Municipal Court's juvenile session on a charge of assault with intent to rob, police say.... Read more

By - 11/20/13 - 5:03 pm

South Station! Pat yourself on the back if that was your guess - unless you're actually trying to get somewhere northbound on the Red Line, in which case, never mind.

By - 11/18/13 - 8:38 am
Crowding at Ashmont

Blame signal problems at Ashmont for the slow pace of trains, which led to the sort of platform crowding Erica Mattison walked into at Ashmont around 8:20 a.m.

By - 11/15/13 - 9:20 am
North Quincy MBTA station at sunset

Matt Laskowski was in the North Quincy Red Line station around 4 p.m. yesterday when the station became suffused in the golden glow of the setting sun. "The light was just incredible," he says.

By - 11/14/13 - 7:58 am

Green and Red: Trains are dead.

It just wouldn't be a morning without at least one dead train on each line, no?

By - 11/13/13 - 11:30 am

Update: Arrest made.

A woman's screams from one end of the outbound Charles/MGH platform got the attention of other people waiting for the train shortly before 9:30 this morning - and some of them started running after the guy who'd just grabbed her purse. Sarah Connors reports:

{It was] on platform, pretty far from the exit. Lady started yelling, dude started weaving through

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By - 11/12/13 - 7:50 am

At 7:28 a.m., Mike Connor tweeted:

It's officially snowing in Boston. Snow is blowing into the red line car "standing by for a moment" at MGH.

A train died on the Red Line this morning, of course, this time at Alewife. Also, the T reports issues on the Red Line and some commuter lines with slippery rail, caused not by the snow but by... Read more

By - 11/11/13 - 2:56 pm

Service on the Ashmont line is halted this afternoon as Transit Police investigate how a woman in her 20s wound up under a train at Shawmut station around 1:25 p.m.

An MBTA spokesperson says the woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after she was hit by an inbound train. The T is busing passengers between Ashmont and JFK/UMass while the investigation continues.... Read more

By - 11/10/13 - 9:26 am
Bridge being replaced in Dorchester

MassDOT is replacing a Red Line bridge over Clayton Street in Dorchester this weekend. Workers began moving the bridge into place last evening, under a new program in which spans are built offsite and then hauled in, which cuts the time a bridge is shut from months or years to a weekend.... Read more

By - 11/8/13 - 1:36 pm

NECN reports the 78-year-old woman whose car wound up wedged in the entrance to the Wollaston Red Line stop yesterday has died. Her cause of death was not released, but Transit Police said yesterday she apparently suffered some sort of medical problem before crashing into the station.... Read more

By - 11/8/13 - 10:18 am

The MBTA issued a tweet on this morning's massive Red Line delays:

We apologize for delays this AM but we'll soon be replacing 44-yr-old Red Line cars w/ new ones.

And by "soon," they mean the fall of 2019. At the earliest.... Read more

By - 11/8/13 - 6:50 am

Updated

At least two trains died on the Red Line this morning, one around 6:30 a.m. at Porter and another a little more than an hour later just outside Alewife.

It was the latter death that bollixed up the morning commute. At 8:19 a.m., Jessica tweeted:

Commuters have been waiting at N Quincy since 7:35am. When will there be room on the

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By - 11/7/13 - 3:17 pm

The Dorchester Reporter gets the scoop on plans to replace a Red Line bridge over Clayton Street in a single weekend, rather than the traditional weeks or months.

By - 11/7/13 - 11:37 am

Transit Police report a 78-year-old woman pulling into the parking lot at Wollaston station around 10:25 a.m. lost control of her car and wound up driving into the station itself.

"It appears she may have suffered from a medical emergency" that caused her to lose control, police say.

This incident was a couple weeks after somebody drove into the Silver Line tunnel.... Read more

By - 11/5/13 - 10:05 am
Wanted for larceny.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who helped himself to $20 from the wallet of a person in a wheelchair at the Downtown Crossing T stop on Oct. 17.

He's described as Hispanic, with black and grey hair, about 5’8" and 165 lbs.

If you know him, contact Transit Police detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.... Read more

By - 10/29/13 - 7:48 am

Doc Sigma tweets:

A woman outside Forest Hills Station is going around trying to sell vibrators.

Emily Chionchio checks in from the Red Line:

Second seat for your muffin, that's a new one on the Red Line.

She kept awkwardly nibbling on it and was seated facing it like it was her life partner.

... Read more
By - 10/29/13 - 7:12 am

The very first dead-train alert of the morning showed up at 5:23 a.m. for a train at Ashmont that just refused to throw off the covers and get up (and it was followed not long after by a similar report of a recalcitrant trolley at Coolidge Corner).

By - 10/28/13 - 8:51 pm

At Porter Square, around 8:35 p.m.

By - 10/28/13 - 7:56 am

The deceased train is at Harvard; platforms at other stations are filling rapidly.

Green Line trolleys, meanwhile, died at Coolidge Corner and near Copley Square.

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