Red Line

By - 12/5/13 - 7:22 am

A T alert went out around 6:50 a.m. for a dead Red Line train at Downtown Crossing.

By - 12/4/13 - 7:28 am

You get a delay! And you get a delay! And you get a delay!

Trains lapsed into unconsciousness on the Red Line and the C, D and E trolley lines. But the Orange Line saved the worst for last: A dead train at Ruggles that sat there for nearly 20 minutes before operators got the idea to get the train behind it to push it... Read more

By - 11/27/13 - 8:23 am

MikeHeXt tweets:

Ugh Disabled southbound Red Line train at Kendall causing northbound delays too. Here we sit.

By - 11/26/13 - 9:15 am

Some of the "pop up" performances on the T last week.

H/t Steve Annear.

By - 11/25/13 - 7:25 am

Dead train reported at Ashmont at 7:13 a.m.

Also reported: Signal problems on the Reservoir Line and a wicked late train on the Franklin Line. " Free hot chocolate on board?" one commuter freezing at Walpole asks hopefully.

UPDATE: An Orange Line train froze to death at Sullivan Square around 7:40 a.m. An inbound train, of course. It was followed in quick succession by... Read more

By - 11/23/13 - 9:14 pm

Anson Stewart videoed the Red Line shuttle today.

By - 11/22/13 - 7:29 am

JFK/UMass. The alert went out around 5:50 a.m.

By - 11/20/13 - 9:52 pm

Transit Police report arresting somebody too young to have his name released for the botched robbery attempt last week that ended with him being chased out of Charles/MGH by a group of fed-up commuters.

The teen was scheduled for an appearance in Boston Municipal Court's juvenile session on a charge of assault with intent to rob, police say.... Read more

By - 11/20/13 - 5:03 pm

South Station! Pat yourself on the back if that was your guess - unless you're actually trying to get somewhere northbound on the Red Line, in which case, never mind.

By - 11/18/13 - 8:38 am
Crowding at Ashmont

Blame signal problems at Ashmont for the slow pace of trains, which led to the sort of platform crowding Erica Mattison walked into at Ashmont around 8:20 a.m.

By - 11/15/13 - 9:20 am
North Quincy MBTA station at sunset

Matt Laskowski was in the North Quincy Red Line station around 4 p.m. yesterday when the station became suffused in the golden glow of the setting sun. "The light was just incredible," he says.

By - 11/14/13 - 7:58 am

Green and Red: Trains are dead.

It just wouldn't be a morning without at least one dead train on each line, no?

By - 11/13/13 - 11:30 am

Update: Arrest made.

A woman's screams from one end of the outbound Charles/MGH platform got the attention of other people waiting for the train shortly before 9:30 this morning - and some of them started running after the guy who'd just grabbed her purse. Sarah Connors reports:

{It was] on platform, pretty far from the exit. Lady started yelling, dude started weaving through

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By - 11/12/13 - 7:50 am

At 7:28 a.m., Mike Connor tweeted:

It's officially snowing in Boston. Snow is blowing into the red line car "standing by for a moment" at MGH.

A train died on the Red Line this morning, of course, this time at Alewife. Also, the T reports issues on the Red Line and some commuter lines with slippery rail, caused not by the snow but by... Read more

By - 11/11/13 - 2:56 pm

Service on the Ashmont line is halted this afternoon as Transit Police investigate how a woman in her 20s wound up under a train at Shawmut station around 1:25 p.m.

An MBTA spokesperson says the woman was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after she was hit by an inbound train. The T is busing passengers between Ashmont and JFK/UMass while the investigation continues.... Read more

By - 11/10/13 - 9:26 am
Bridge being replaced in Dorchester

MassDOT is replacing a Red Line bridge over Clayton Street in Dorchester this weekend. Workers began moving the bridge into place last evening, under a new program in which spans are built offsite and then hauled in, which cuts the time a bridge is shut from months or years to a weekend.... Read more

By - 11/8/13 - 1:36 pm

NECN reports the 78-year-old woman whose car wound up wedged in the entrance to the Wollaston Red Line stop yesterday has died. Her cause of death was not released, but Transit Police said yesterday she apparently suffered some sort of medical problem before crashing into the station.... Read more

By - 11/8/13 - 10:18 am

The MBTA issued a tweet on this morning's massive Red Line delays:

We apologize for delays this AM but we'll soon be replacing 44-yr-old Red Line cars w/ new ones.

And by "soon," they mean the fall of 2019. At the earliest.... Read more

By - 11/8/13 - 6:50 am

Updated

At least two trains died on the Red Line this morning, one around 6:30 a.m. at Porter and another a little more than an hour later just outside Alewife.

It was the latter death that bollixed up the morning commute. At 8:19 a.m., Jessica tweeted:

Commuters have been waiting at N Quincy since 7:35am. When will there be room on the

... Read more

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