Dead train at North Quincy this late Friday afternoon.
Berfun shows us the scene after the alleged end of morning rush hour at Quincy Center this morning, caused by, oh, who knows, the Red Line being the Red Line. Imagine if the fire department monitored T stops for overcrowding like they do nightclubs.
Gov. Patrick said today riders of increasingly decrepit Red and Orange Line trains will see relief in 2019, when the first of new cars begin arriving under a schedule set by the MBTA board of directors:
The project will deliver at least 226 vehicles; 152 Orange Line cars, replacing the entire fleet of 120, and 74 Red Line cars with an option to increase the... Read more
This time at Porter Square.
Jess was one of the people who helped that woman who fell on the Red Line tracks at Downtown Crossing this past Tuesday (she's the one with the big purse in the video). She recounts the difficulty of pulling somebody up from the tracks, and says that while several people rushed to help, many more just stood there, even as she yelled for... Read more
The T today released this video of bystanders helped the woman up after she took a pitfall at Downtown Crossing Tuesday morning.
Transit Police say this guy wasn't going to let the locked doors of a closed Charles/MGH last Friday stop him from getting up onto the platform for a train that wasn't coming because it was 1:46 a.m.: He kicked in a panel of one of the station's doors, went upstairs and after waiting for awhile, took a piss onto the tracks.
Outbound at Kendall, just as rush hour was ending.
UPDATE: Transit Police report they've identified the suspects and will seek criminal complaints against them. One's 21, the other's 18, and both are from South Boston, police say.
Transit Police report they are looking for these yahoos for kicking in a window and tipping over one of those bomb-resistant trash barrels just for the apparent hell of it at Broadway station on Sept. 27.... Read more
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... Read more
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
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... Read more
A dead train at Park coupled with a medical emergency means Green Line commuters are not smiling this morning.
And the sixth train just went by and I'm still on the platform. 17 yrs commuting on... Read more
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.
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
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