At South Station on the Red Line.
Red Line trains at Alewife are currently playing Red Light, Green Light, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, etc.
A Lawrence man faces arraignment today on charges of assault and battery and indecent exposure for an incident around 7:25 p.m. on Saturday at the Park Street T stop.
Transit Police report that Saud Alradada, 21, of Lawrence, went up to a T worker standing by the fare gates and punched her in the shoulder for no good reason:
The victim yelled out to... Read more
Around 8 a.m., Octr202 reported:
Red Line signals dead north of Harvard. Lovely 20 min wait near Porter. Must be a nice backup by now.
UPDATE, 9:22 a.m. Jason Lee reports:
1 hr 15 min commute today covering the extensive distance of 3.2 miles. Impressive.
Transit Police report this video, taken at JFK/UMass last Wednesday, shows a bicycle thief thinking he's making an easy score when he finds a bike not locked to a bike rack - only to learn it has a wheel lock.
Please secure your bicycles!
It's a Monday-morning slog on the Red Line inbound from Braintree, thanks to signal issues.
Meanwhile, an Orange Line train refused to get out of bed at Oak Grove.
A Boston man was arrested yesterday for allegedly exposing his genitals to a woman on a Red Line train around 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Transit Police report.
According to police, Henry Rojas, 59, aired his junk out in the direction of a woman on an outbound train heading into Harvard. She exited the train there, he stayed on, police say.
Innocent, etc.... Read more
Around 7:30 p.m., H reported:
On a dark Red Line train stuck between Kendall and Park...
Transit Police posted this video of quick action by Det. Sean Conway around 2:10 p.m. yesterday at Park Street:
The male was about to jump into the "pit" area when the quick acting detective was able to grab the male, practically in mid air, and prevent him from harming himself.
This morning at 7:20 am, a northbound Red line train dies on the Braintree branch
right before it left its terminal. "No announcements were posted and said", said
one rider at wollaston sta. waiting almost half-hour for the train. Countdown clocks
kept jumping up and down 10-9-12-10-11 mins. T riders wondered whether the
Red Line was playing the "Follow the Leader"... Read more
A Red Line train felt death's icy grip at Alewife, leaving riders with little choice but to simmer and stew, or in the case of Chloe Gotsis at Kendall:
Ugh stopped train at Kendall and a man is yelling about the constitution.
Update he is now yelling about how he could be riding in a limousine but is down with the people. "Power to... Read more
Firefighters are on Elm Street in Dorchester, trying to contain any fluids that might be leaking from a T maintenance vehicle that fell off the Red Line around 7 p.m.
A T spokesman reports:
A piece of equipment crews have been using all weekend for track work on the Dorchester branch of the Red Line slid down a hill today. Operator of the equipment had... Read more
Man pounds out poetry - on a portable typewriter.
Transit Police report charging a Hub man with shtupping himself on a Red Line train last night while making lewd comments to two women sitting across from him.
More specifically, Richard Johnson, 48, of Boston, "had his penis out of his pants and was masturbating/fondling himself," police say, adding he got off at Downtown Crossing.
Johnson is scheduled for arraignment today in Boston Municipal... Read more
The past few days, morning commuters on the Red Line have noted the presence of a well dressed man who just happens to not be wearing shoes.
Andrew Coates, who took this morning's toe shot, wonders:
Is this a new holiday? No shoes day on the Red Line?
Or maybe there's a sentimental reason. Whatever, yes, that's a wedding party on the Red Line. Jason Robert got a snapshot of the lucky couple and their party this afternoon.
He reports they got on at Harvard and were still on the train when he got off at Park Street.
Paul MacMaster wondered:
Maybe Sob Story Guy will offer a toast...for the price... Read more
Boston Magazine reports on a Red Line bar crawl tomorrow sponsored by Future Boston to promote late-night T service. Well, to be exact, they'll start in a bar on Savin Hill, present CharlieCards for a ride to a bar downtown and then finish up with sushi in Harvard Square.
Ed. note: What would an Orange Line equivalent be? Start at Forest Hills, where the... Read more
Just to switch things up a bit, a Red Line train died in the middle of the day, at South Station, leading to what the T describes as "severe" delays. At 1:22 p.m., Flea reported:
30 minutes and I haven't made it from Wollaston to North Quincy yet.
There was a disabled train then a disgruntled moron who started walking on... Read more
Not one, but two Red Line trains groaned and left this plane of existence this morning.
Matt Laskowski captured the scene at Broadway around 9 a.m., reports:
Had to unload train, nearly 30 minutes waiting so far. Scrambling T workers. Doors were closing on passengers as they were exiting over and over.
Earlier, around 7:20 a.m., another inbound (natch) train pushed up some daisies at... Read more
Mike Moura reports the Peoples United Bank branch at 485 Mass. Ave. in Central Square was held up around 3:15 p.m. by two guys - who then had to deal with an exploding dye pack.
The T stopped one train at Central Square, but after police didn't find any dye-covered people on it, service was allowed to resume.