L.V. Randolph - cofounder of a company trying to work with the T on revenue enhancement - tweeted at 10:44 a.m. he'd been sitting there for 30 minutes while the T tries to get a relief train in place.
The tweeting must have done the trick - three minutes later, he was tweeting from Charles/MGH.
Kristina Cary reports a trash fire means problems on the Red Line in Cambridge and Somerville tonight.
The T reports its Red Line track work between Harvard and Alewife will be completed after this coming weekend, which, as the T notes, means this is one project coming in on time and on budget.
Boston to a T reports this odd situation on the Red Line at Park Street, where riders had to step down into the cars.
The Patriot Ledger reports.
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today an alleged Red Line groper's admission to police can't be used against him because he gave it after shaking his head no after his arrest when asked if he wanted to talk to police.
Channel 25 reports MBTA officials are investigating a photo by a channel viewer that appears to show a T worker asleep at Wollaston during rush hour yesterday.
BosGuy photographed, videoed the annual No Pants T ride, has exclusive photo of a planker sans pants on the Red Line.
The annual No Pants subway ride kicks off at 2 p.m. at South Station tomorrow. And remember, no thongs:
This is NOT illegal. Regular underwear does not constitute indecent exposure.
So far this cold January morning, trains have died on the Red, Blue and Green lines and the Worcester Line is experiencing major delays.
At 8:34 a.m., Tanya K. tweeted:
Two empty, broken down trains we will be pushing in. 1000+ frozen, frustrated people cramming into this one. MBTA Red Line. Good times.
A few minutes later, Candice Springer added:
Thank you, MBTA for stranding me outside on the Wollaston platform in the EFFING cold. Now I have to go all the way back to drive in to work
Updated with arrest information.
A Roxbury man was ordered held in lieu of $5,000 bail today on charges he used a special slit in his pants to masturbate and expose himself on a Blue Line train as it traveled under Boston Harbor on Dec. 24, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Abdelhakim Rezzoug was arraigned in East Boston District Court on a charge of open and gross lewdness for the incident. A rider captured him on video as he got off the train at Airport around 5:40 p.m., MBTA Transit police say. The DA's office says that not long after MBTA police released a wanted poster, a Boston Police sergeant reported he knew that guy - he was a resident of a DMH facility.
The DA's office says Rezzoug was arrested today on the Blue Line and that he will also be charged for a similar incident earlier on Dec. 24 on the Red Line.
The video taken by a passenger:
Updated late Monday.
MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo issued the following statement Tuesday afternoon:
The employee today was reprimanded and the incident is now included in his personnel file. No further action will be taken unless such an incident happens again. This matter is closed.
When it doesn't think anybody's around, the automaton that runs the MBTA PA system can be quite jolly.
Around 9:40 p.m. Suspects are two Hispanic males, one 18 or 19, 5'8" and wearing a black and gray North Face jacket, the other about 5'6" and dressed in a black top and pants.
A man wanted on two continents for massive graffiti attacks against subway systems was nabbed in Newark as he was about to board a plane for Paris and has been shipped up to Boston, where he now faces up to three years in prison for allegedly tagging up Red Line trains and Alewife station on Sept. 13, the MBTA reports.
Maxime Christian Bezat, 25, was arrested at Newark Airport on Dec. 3. Although he faces numerous tagging charges in New York, MBTA Transit Police journeyed south to bring him to Boston, which in recent years has become something of the nation's graffiti enforcer.
Bezat, who allegedly goes by "Rask," was arraigned in Cambridge District Court yesterday on vandalism charges; he was ordered held in lieu of $10,000 bail.
A photo released by the MBTA of a spray-painted Red Line train shows two other large tags in apparently different styles than Rask's. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said "the investigation is ongoing."
Transit Police have made an arrest for a November incident in which a guy allegedly poked a woman's crotch with a finger as their Red Line train pulled into Kendall Square.
Bradley J. Spencer, 36, was arrested Friday, Transit Police report.
Transit Police report the victim, despite being shocked by the assault, managed to take his photo with her cell phone before they both got off the train at Park Street.
The race for a seat on the Red Line goes to the swift.
So far this morning trains have had to be taken out of service on the Red, Orange and Riverside lines. The E Line is stopping at Brigham Circle because of a car accident further up the line. No word yet from the Blue Line.