Red Line

By - 10/5/13 - 11:04 am

Transit Police report arresting a Boston man on charges he groped a woman on a Red Line train around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

Police say officers responded to Central Square, where they found the woman who said she'd been attacked, and who then pointed out the suspect, still on the train:

Other passengers who witnessed the Assault also came forward and positively identified the perpetrator

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By - 10/1/13 - 9:20 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man they say beat a woman on a Red Line platform at Downtown Crossing last month "sim5ply because she wanted to sit down in a location that was in close proximity to her attacker and asked if he could move over slightly."

Steven Colla, 51 and white, also used a racial epithet during his beating of the black woman... Read more

By - 10/1/13 - 8:47 am
Harvard station around 8:40 a.m.

Harvard station around 8:40 a.m. Photo by Anachronistique.

UPDATE: Now there are problems on the Orange Line, where somebody managed to get his foot stuck between a train and the platform at North Station.

It's Dead Train Day on the Red Line. And it's so bad, the MBTA has broken out a rare "severe" delay warning.

Among those affected: Alexandra Elizabeth, who sent out a tweet for help around 8:30:

Hoooray. The

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By - 9/25/13 - 8:29 am

A dead train at Park coupled with a medical emergency means Green Line commuters are not smiling this morning.

Meanwhile, the Red Line is no bed of roses, either, possibly due to a train with door issues. At 8:25 a.m., Nancy tweeted from North Quincy:

And the sixth train just went by and I'm still on the platform. 17 yrs commuting on

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By - 9/20/13 - 7:04 pm
Waiting on the Red Line

Reed captured the scene at Park Street at the height of rush hour today when the Red Line was delayed because, hey, it's Friday on the Red Line. This left him plenty of time to put together a panoramic view.

By - 9/17/13 - 4:48 pm


And just in time for rush hour. Although Red Line riders at Central and Harvard reported a strong odor of smoke, the MBTA reports the smoke was from locked brakes on a train that became like one of those obstreperous puppies that refuses to go the way you want it to:

No fire. Disabled train removed from service.

Erica Mattison was among those ... Read more

By - 9/16/13 - 4:10 pm
Car being lifted off tracks in Quincy. Photo by MBTA.

Car being lifted off tracks. Photo by MBTA.

Unfortunately, that track is part of the Old Colony commuter-rail line, next to the Red Line in North Quincy, so now there are all sorts of delays as crews try to get the fool car off the tracks.

An MBTA spokesman says a ZipCar-driving Somerville man will be cited by Quincy Police.... Read more

By - 9/10/13 - 11:12 am

Transit Police report arresting men from Boston and Providence early this morning on charges they sprayed graffiti at six locations along the Red Line in Dorchester.

Police say officers nabbed Joseph Domoracki, 23, of Boston and Max McGuigan, 23, of Providence around 2:40 a.m. on the tracks, near where they cross under Dorchester Avenue a couple blocks south of Andrew Square. Both, police say,... Read more

By - 9/4/13 - 3:58 pm

Wanted dudeWanted dude.

That description should narrow down the suspects. Transit Police report he's wanted for stealing two bikes from the racks at the Davis Square Red Line stop last month.... Read more

By - 9/2/13 - 9:04 pm
Working on wires at Broadway station

They've been working on the wires, all the livelong day. Photo by MBTA.

The T announced tonight that workers will have all the damage from Saturday's third-rail and cable fire at Broadway fixed by early tomorrow morning:

Regular Red Line service will resume at start of service tomorrow. We thank you for your patience as we dealt with this issue.

By - 9/1/13 - 6:31 pm

Track workers at Broadway on the Red Line

The MBTA this afternoon released a photo of workers on the Red Line near Broadway following last night's third-rail and cable fire, along with this note:

Our MBTA crews are still

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By - 8/31/13 - 10:12 pm
Waiting for a bus at Park due to fire at Broadway

Update, Sunday morning: Bustitution continues as workers repair the third-rail damage at Broadway.

The Boston Fire Department ordered the Red Line shut in both directions around 10:05 p.m. as the station filled with smoke from a third-rail fire.

Firefighters initially responded to the Gillette complex, where the smoke was first detected.

The T did not shut the power off to allow firefighters onto the tracks... Read more

By - 8/29/13 - 1:14 pm

GustinTransit Police report arresting a Saugus man on charges he indecently touched two women on two different subway lines.

According to police, William Gustin, 29, indecently assaulted a woman on the Red Line between Central and Kendall around 6 p.m. on Aug. 19. This morning, around 7 a.m., police say, detectives... Read more

By - 8/24/13 - 9:14 am

UPDATE, 12:30 p.m.: MBTA reports normal service resuming.

UPDATE, 11:05 a.m.: BFD reports "recovery completed" and station turned back over to the T.

Around 8:30 a.m. at Broadway on the inbound side.

The Boston Fire Department reports the person did not survive the impact. After Transit Police finished their investigation around 10 a.m., firefighters went through the process of recovering the remains.

Transit... Read more

By - 8/23/13 - 9:51 am

A Red Line train sighed its last, gave up the ghost, kicked the bucket, shuffled off this mortal coil, put its other foot in the grave, went the way of all flesh (metal?), cashed in its chips, went pining for the fjords, bit the big one, cashed out and just generally passed over to the other side at Downtown Crossing this morning. A T spokesman... Read more

By - 8/23/13 - 8:50 am

Red Line trains are bypassing the station as the bomb squad investigates.

UPDATE: A T spokesman says:

The "item" was never in doubt. A Police K9 earlier this morning had detected something in the area of a communications box mounted on the wall. A subsequent x-ray look at the box turned up nothing out of the ordinary.

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By - 8/22/13 - 8:09 pm

Porter Square

Why, yes, of course, the up escalator at Porter Square on the Red Line isn't working this week, giving riders a chance to see just how fast they can climb from the platform 105 feet (10 stories) below street level. Melissa Leach paused before her... Read more

By - 8/19/13 - 10:00 pm

Literally: The power at the station went out around 9:45 p.m. At least one person is stuck in an elevator; the T is readying some bustitution.

By - 8/17/13 - 10:58 am

Transit Police report they are looking for a duo they say robbed two women of their purses and phones around 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday at the Savin Hill Red Line stop.

One of the subjects covered his face with a knit hat. The other subject pulled the hood of his sweatshirt over his face.

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By - 8/14/13 - 8:03 pm

Grease on tracks just outbound from South Station ignited in four separate spots shortly before 8 p.m.

The T shut Red Line service in both directions. Firefighters at first responded to Broadway due to heavy smoke. After evacuating the station, however, they discovered the smoke had been blown into that station through the tunnel from South Station.

Why there might be grease on the... Read more