Red Line

By - 7/26/13 - 9:31 am

Signal problems on the Longfellow or track problems at Charles/MGH, take your pick of announcements.

By - 7/21/13 - 4:44 pm

UPDATE: The Globe reports the woman, 80, died Sunday night.

Crowds are growing along the Red Line as riders queue up for promised shuttle buses after the line was shut down around 4 p.m. due to a woman getting hit by a train at Kendall station.

Katy Radoll tweeted:

Evacuated from train in Kendall. Conductor said "someone might be under it". Very terrified

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By - 7/20/13 - 12:27 am

BroxtonTransit Police report arresting Christopher Broxton, 36, of Quincy, on charges he grabbed money out of a Red Line rider's hands at JFK/UMass on Monday.

Broxton, who then allegedly fled with his pit bull, was arrested Friday thanks in large part to tips from the public, Transit Police said.

That the... Read more

By - 7/18/13 - 8:37 am

Stuck teddy.

A concerned citizen pleads for action:

There is a teddy bear lashed to a fence on either mbta, state or city property near sydney st exit of jfk/umass. My 4 year old son cries every time he sees it. He is a great defender of teddy bears,

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By - 7/17/13 - 11:52 am

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Transit Police report they are looking for a man who went up to somebody counting money on the Red Line platform around 9:40 p.m. on Monday, grabbed the money, then fled up the stairs to Columbia Road.

Photos and video after the jump, but first a fun little game: Guess the guy's race.

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By - 7/12/13 - 8:57 am

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man yesterday on charges of possession of heroin with intent to distribute.

Police say a plainclothes officer bought some heroin from Kevin Miles, 47, then arrested him, after which police found additional bags of the drug.

Police say the buy was part of "an ongoing commitment to our community members/neighbors of South Boston to address drug related activity."... Read more

By - 7/9/13 - 8:20 am

There's been an outbreak of young folks sipping their iced coffee from Mason and pickle jars as they ride the Green and Red lines.

Matt Aromando tweets from the Green Line:

This is the most Allston thing I've seen in a while.

Hnasko replies:

Hipster with pickle jar full of iced coffee spotted on MBTA at Kenmore. Not just an allston phenomena.

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By - 7/6/13 - 12:28 pm

Around 11:10 a.m.

Transit Police report the victim was a white male in his late 30s. After firefighters extricated him from under the train, he was taken to Somerville Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The T substituted shuttle buses for Red Line service until about 1:15 p.m.

By - 6/26/13 - 8:31 am

Dante Shepherd reports that around 8:20 a.m., there was a guy on the Red Line "holding a giant spine."

By - 6/25/13 - 8:08 am

Thieving suspects

Transit Police have released photos of two guys they say stole three bicycles from the Elm Street side of the Davis Square Red Line stop on the evening of June 8. They cut the locks from bikes and took them.

If they look familiar, contact detectives at... Read more

By - 6/22/13 - 10:21 pm

Raphael Dumas and some fellow grad students from the MIT Transit Lab spent today on the T - all of it. Starting at Park Street shortly before 10 a.m. (after bicycling over on Hubway bikes from MIT), they proceeded to get on and off every open stop on all four subway lines (and, yes, that included the Mattapan line and all the branches... Read more

By - 6/14/13 - 4:32 pm

Transit Police report they are investigating three attacks by "rowdy and unruly youths" on Red Line riders between Ashmont and JFK over the past week. Patrols on the line have been increased.

By - 6/13/13 - 1:07 pm

All but Orient Heights on the Blue Line and Charles/MGH now have electronic countdown clocks to let passengers know when the next train should arrive, the MBTA says.

The T adds it's improved the algorithms used to calculate arrival times, in particular at stations right at the beginning and end of lines, for "an elevated Countdown experience."

Orient Heights, currently under renovation, should get... Read more

By - 6/9/13 - 8:21 am

Eric Kaminsky reports T workers are telling people to walk over to Downtown Crossing if they want to get anywhere.

By - 6/6/13 - 10:35 pm

Transit and Boston Police are looking for three suspects for a shooting at the busway at Ashmont station around 10:20 p.m. The victim was taken to Carney Hospital with a grazed leg.

Two of the suspects are black, in black hoodies, both about 5'8" with slim builds. The third is white, in a gray hoodie, also about 5'8" and slim. They may have run onto... Read more

By - 5/29/13 - 8:15 am

Major delays in both directions after a switch near Park Street mistakenly puts on a red shirt. Dr. McCoy can only sigh: "I'm a doctor, not a track worker!"

By - 5/28/13 - 4:06 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man on charges he displayed what he had below the waist while wearing a tea-bagging T-shirt above it on May 19.

Thomas Higgins, 21, was arrested today and is expected to be arraigned tomorrow in Quincy District Court on charges of open and gross behavior. Transit Police say they received "received several tips" regarding his identity.... Read more

By - 5/23/13 - 6:28 pm

BallsyTransit Police report they're looking for this guy for going balls to the wall on a hurtling Red Line train Sunday night.

According to police, the dude exposed himself to passengers on an outbound Red Line train between North Quincy and Wollaston around 9:50 p.m. He complemented his display with lewd... Read more

By - 5/20/13 - 11:32 am

Everybody off the street!Move it!

Happened around 11:10 a.m. at 5 Cambridge Center, AlertNewEngland reports.

Robert Love, who took the photo, reports:

Leak so big, it sounded like a fire hose.

UPDATES: NStar got the gas turned off around 11:40 a.m. Robert Love... Read more

By - 5/13/13 - 9:17 am

Transit Police say a Quincy woman learned Saturday it's also against the law to assault people selling food inside MBTA stations

Transit Police report Tina Drouin, 49, of Quincy, grew upset around 2 p.m. when she ordered a steak and cheese sub at the Nathan's Famous stand in the Quincy Center Red Line stop, because the worker allegedly loaded up her steak and cheese... Read more