Red Line

By - 11/17/16 - 5:47 pm

Three 15-year-olds told a woman on the Red Line to go back to her own country before one of them began beating her with her fists and a phone as the train traveled between Savin Hill and Andrew the day before the election last week, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 11/17/16 - 4:45 pm

The MBTA advises us of "moderate" delays between Andrew and Harvard due to an unspecified "track problem." Liz Loveland, however, disputes the "moderate" part:

Delays severe despite alert claim of moderate. Train on standby for ages at Park with no room at all.

By - 11/17/16 - 1:21 pm

For at least the third time today, a Red Line train (probably not the same one, but who knows?) has flat lined, this time near South Station. Or as Yung Carl Jung puts it:

I'm on #RedLine Braintree bound train #01868 rn & it's stuck in a tunnel. what the eff is going on?

By - 11/17/16 - 10:19 am

Yet another Red Line train has departed this mortal coil, this time at Quincy Center. You know the drill.

By - 11/17/16 - 8:55 am

Track is whack at Packards Corner, so the T is hauling B Line passengers between there and Washington Street by bus. On the Red Line, there's a dead train just moldering somewhere on the tracks between JFK/UMass and Braintree.

By - 11/16/16 - 11:56 am

"Moderate" delays between Quincy Center and Braintree, the T advises. Its passing comes about 30 minutes after the T reported "minor" delays inbound on the Ashmont branch due to signal problems.

By - 11/15/16 - 5:25 pm
Crowds at Downtown Crossing

Waldo and the rest of the maddened crowd at DTX. Photo by EJ.

UPDATE: 5:30 p.m. Trains have begun rolling again.

A small track fire near JFK/UMass has turned the evening Red Line commute into yet another exercise in futility.

By - 11/14/16 - 1:03 pm
Scale mode of an Orange Line car

Two-thirds actual size.

MBTA officials recently told the T's Financial Control Board that work to get long suffering Red and Orange Line riders into new cars is currently on schedule - with the first new Orange Line to go into service in, well, early 2019. Read more.

By - 11/14/16 - 10:27 am
No room for hate pins

Angela Chen shows us the card and safety pin somebody handed her in Cleveland Circle today. They were also distributed at the Forest Hills and Central Square T stops.

By - 11/13/16 - 9:44 pm
Trump supporter on the Red Line

LiberalBadIdeas spotted this on the Red Line.

Meanwhile, in Cambridge, Harmann Singh, a student at Harvard Law School, reports tonight: Read more.

By - 11/12/16 - 12:06 am
Writing on the wall at Park Street station

When Venita Subramanian heard about some artists in New York who put out markers and sticky notes so subway riders could write up inspirational messages on a station wall, she thought Boston should do the same thing. Read more.

By - 11/10/16 - 5:34 pm

Yes, of course there are delays on the Red Line this fine rush hour. Only "minor" ones, due to track problems at Broadway, the T assures us.

By - 11/10/16 - 8:41 am

Yes, a train is dead on the Red Line somewhere between JFK/UMass and Braintree and now the T is warning of "moderate" delays in both directions.

By - 11/8/16 - 9:02 am

Trains keeled over on the Green and Red Lines while the Orange Line was reduced to a crawl due to signal problems this fine morning.

By - 11/7/16 - 9:17 am

Seems a train died at Porter Square, and smoke was involved and now there are delays in both directions on the Red Line.

By - 11/4/16 - 5:31 pm

Kevin was just minding his own business, riding the Red Line down towards Braintree when the train breathed its last and stopped shortly before 5 p.m. in that vast no-man's land between JFK/UMass and North Quincy - after the driver announced "he is having problems 'moving the train.' "

By - 11/2/16 - 11:57 pm
New doors at Downtown Crossing

Mr. Kappus wondered about all the new doors being installed throughout the Downtown Crossing T station. The T replies:

These are fire/smoke partitions that are being installed as part of the DTX elevator project. Upon fire alarm, those doors will close to create a point of safety for people as they egress.

By - 11/1/16 - 7:26 am

UPDATE, 8 a.m. MBTA says regular service has resumed.

Severe delays on the Red Line, again, after a train breathes its last at Park Street.

By - 10/31/16 - 5:33 pm

Today's tales from the underground involve delays caused by signal problems at Harvard.

By - 10/31/16 - 8:54 am
Doors open on the wrong side on the Red Line

Nick Barber noticed the open doors on the wrong side of the train at Kendall Square around 7:20 a.m.