Red Line

By - 1/5/17 - 10:21 am
James Walker Morales

From Morales's wanted poster.

UPDATE, 3:58 p.m. WBZ reports he's been captured in Somerville.

UPDATE: Cambridge Police report the suspect may be escaped Cambridge desperado James Walker Morales.

Police searching for the guy who held up the Bank of America branch at 772 Mass. Ave. around 9:30 a.m. halted the Red Line so they could search cars for him - because they know that bank robbers like to try to escape on the Red Line when they don't have a getaway car.

By - 1/3/17 - 8:48 pm

Gin Dumcius witnessed T workers struggling to keep a guy from trying to kill himself at Park Street around 7:45 p.m. Ten workers eventually joined the successful effort to keep him off the tracks until he could be transported to the hospital.

By - 12/31/16 - 1:44 pm
Cawfee sign on the Red Line

Red Line riders have certainly taken a lump or two this year. Photo by Cybah.

By - 12/27/16 - 6:30 pm

The T says there are "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to malfunctioning signals at Alewife.

By - 12/26/16 - 5:18 pm

The T is reporting "moderate" delays due to a train that's refusing to move at Ashmont.

By - 12/19/16 - 6:59 pm
Marco Haynes

Transit Police report arresting a man they say punched a window on a Red Line train at JFK/UMass for not damn reason, causing a spider-web series of cracks, then just sitting down in a seat. Read more.

By - 12/16/16 - 8:38 am

The T's reporting "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to a train near JFK/UMass that suffered an attack of permanent frostbite.

By - 12/15/16 - 8:14 am
Long delays on the Red Line in Quincy

Some headway this morning. Photo by Matt Lacob.

The T says it's gotten the deceased train off the tracks, but that sort of thing always means residual delays and extra jammed cars. Sutter reports:

Passenger on the platform @ Wollaston asked if we can move in a little more. Everyone in the car said "NO." in unison.

By - 12/12/16 - 1:07 pm

MassLive reports the T powers that be are expected to vote on a new $277-million order with the Chinese company gearing u to build Red Line cars in Springfield for an additional 120 Red Line cars - turns out that buying new would be cheaper than rehabbing the old cars that would remain.

By - 12/8/16 - 8:29 am

"Moderate" delays towards Alewife on the Red Line, the T says.

By - 12/7/16 - 8:46 am

There was a medical emergency on a train between Central and Kendall, but the severe delays on the Red Line this rush hour are also due to signal problems near Harvard, the T and riders advise.

By - 12/6/16 - 5:33 pm
Elf at Kendall Red Line station

David Weininger reports that not only was this elf at Kendall Square on the Red Line playing an accordion this evening, she was playing "Paint It Black."

By - 12/5/16 - 9:26 am
Crowds at Quincy Center on the Red Line

In practice, looks like the Red Line (and the Orange Line) might need some more work. Agiraffes shows us what Quincy Center looked like at 9:15 a.m. due to "minor" delays.

At the other end of the Red Line.

By - 12/2/16 - 8:51 am
Map replaced by art on the Red Line

Stefanie reports that around 8 a.m., about five people got on her Red Line car, covered all but one of the car's maps with cardboard, then posted paintings, along with sheets giving each work's name and artist. Read more.

By - 12/2/16 - 8:44 am

The T reported only "minor" delays when an outbound Ashmont train kicked the bucket around 6:45 a.m.

By - 12/1/16 - 5:17 pm

Just in time for rush hour: "Moderate" delays on the Red Line thanks to a train that expired at Central - after belching smoke.

By - 12/1/16 - 8:47 am

At least this time the signal problems happened early enough (like before 6 a.m.) that the T could fix them before the morning rush hour, although that's small consolation to the people who like actually depend on the Red Line early in the morning.

By - 11/29/16 - 6:12 pm

When not busy being deterred by residual dew, the Red Line is known for slowing down due to signal problems at Alewife, like now.

By - 11/29/16 - 12:53 pm
Elhalabi

Transit Police report arresting a Canton man for an incident at Harvard Square station around midnight on Nov. 18:

The male took exception to the victim's complaint and proceeded strike him in the face with a closed fist.

Read more.

By - 11/29/16 - 9:25 am

The State House News Service reports that our more winter-resilient Red Line was felled last week by "residual dew" turning into ice on the tracks south of Boston. Also at fault, the T acknowledges: Superannuated trains that looked up, clutched their chests and wailed "I'm coming, Elizabeth!"