Red Line

By - 10/28/16 - 1:02 pm

The T, which seems to have stopped announcing just how serious the delays are, is reporting delays on the Red Line due to a train that got to Park Street and could go no more.

By - 10/28/16 - 9:31 am

A Red Line train became the latest little train that couldn't when a train pushed up daisies shortly before 9 a.m. at North Quincy.

By - 10/27/16 - 10:05 am
Dead Red Line train at Harvard Square

Ari Ofsevit was among the riders ordered off an inbound Red Line train at Harvard around 9:40 a.m. because, oh, who the hell knows anymore?

By - 10/26/16 - 4:26 pm

UPDATE: The T now blames signal problems at Alewife for ongoing delays.

Service all along the Red Line has come to a grinding halt due to a train that has left this mortal coil at Alewife.

Meanwhile, the Rockport/Newburyport is once again imitating the Fairmount Line.

By - 10/25/16 - 8:11 am

The morning commute started with a non-viable train at Quincy Center. Just as that was clearing up, things slowed to a crawl again on the Braintree line due to signal problems at JFK/UMass.

By - 10/24/16 - 6:53 pm

On Saturday morning, officials will run an exercise at Alewife station to simulate what happens when a Red Line train stops in a tunnel and the tunnel and T stop start filling with smoke, Cambridge Police report. Read more.

By - 10/24/16 - 5:25 pm
Park Street Red Line station is crowded

Park Street under the weather. Photo by Meri.

A Red Line train came up lame at Central Square and now the line is awful in both directions. Of course. Even T workers are joining in the testiness:

The staff at Kendall just had the gall to yell at us for blocking the entrances.

Read more.

By - 10/24/16 - 9:06 am

The MBTA is reporting delays on both the Red and Orange lines due to track problems on both lines near Downtown Crossing.

By - 10/23/16 - 8:54 pm
Smoke at South Station

Smoky South Station. Photo by Doug Wilder.

UPDATE, 10:20 p.m. Red Line service was supposedly back to normal.

A touch of a trash fire on the Red Line tracks tonight. Quickly brought under control, but you know how that causes cascading delays up and down the line. Boston firefighters returned control of the tracks to the T around 8:50 p.m., but that brought no relief to riders because the train that may have caused the problem was stuck at Downtown Crossing. Instead, the T began corralling buses to shuttle riders between Park Street and JFK in both directions. Read more.

By - 10/21/16 - 10:25 pm

When it rains, it pours, Tamas K-L shows us.

Parts of JP went dark. Also, as Marybeth reports: Read more.

By - 10/19/16 - 4:46 pm

Around 4:25 p.m., the T advised Red Line riders:

Delays due to Vice Presidential motorcade

More specifically, due to the motorcade passing by the junction at JFK/UMass (what, you thought we meant this junction?).

By - 10/10/16 - 10:36 am

The BWSC's rain tally-o-matic shows Matthew-inspired precip levels for yesterday that range from 1.85 inches in subtropical Hyde Park and Adams Street in Dorchester to 1.49 inches in the Longwood Medical Area and Allston.

Of course, that rain has to go somewhere - like, oh, the Park Street Red Line platform.

By - 10/7/16 - 5:38 pm

The T is reporting the dreaded severe delays on the Red Line inbound due to a train whose poor heart gave out at Andrew.

By - 10/3/16 - 9:18 am

A deceased trolley near Boylston is playing hob with the Green Line (an hour or so after another trolley flatlined on the E Line); a train is pushing up daisies at Alewife on the Red Line.

By - 9/23/16 - 6:35 pm

Somebody got his hand stuck in a Red Line door at Central, somebody else pulled the emergency cord and, boom, instant delays that led to people piling up at stations up and down the line as T workers set about opening the door and re-setting the brake, or whatever it is they do after somebody pulls that cord. At least we know it works.

RedHeadedGirl reports the guy was in the train: Read more.

By - 9/22/16 - 9:20 am

The MBTA reports the usual "severe" delays on the Red Line inbound from Braintree this morning, due to the usual deceased train.

By - 9/21/16 - 3:34 pm
Cullers

Transit Police report arresting a Boston man on charges he took a video up a woman's skirt at the Porter Square Red Line stop around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

Read more.

By - 9/21/16 - 8:07 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays due to a little Red Line train that couldn't, just before Wollaston.

By - 9/19/16 - 8:34 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports T officials are musing aloud about how wonderful it would be if they could replace all the cars on the Red Line with new cars with better brakes, which would let them run trains more often. No cost estimates yet, and, of course, we won't even start seeing the new cars already on order until 2019, if everything goes according to schedule.

By - 9/19/16 - 9:16 am

Octr202 took some time out of this morning's rush to enjoy the fountains at the Alewife T stop.