Red Line

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

By - 8/9/13 - 12:17 pm

Transit Police report a chatty guy struck up a conversation with another man at the Quincy Center Red Line station last night and bragged that he was "a wanted man."

Turns out he was telling the truth. And turns out the other guy was an undercover Transit Police officer patrolling the station.

Transit Police say officers arrested William Mavrides, 25, on several outstanding warrants... Read more

By - 8/4/13 - 7:20 pm


Maybe the Batmobile was in the shop today. Whatever, Berfunella says:

I've never felt this safe riding the Red Line.

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By - 8/2/13 - 4:12 pm

Around 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, near the busway, Transit Police report.

Attacker described as: Muscular black male, approximately 5'7" and 185lbs, in his late 30s or 40s with curly short black hair. He mainly spoke Spanish and was wearing a red soccer-style jersey with blue and green basketball shorts.

Police say they don't think this attack was related to recent attacks on women... Read more

By - 8/1/13 - 5:19 pm

Cardboard cop

A roving UHub photographer reports:

This T cop at the Alewife bike cage startled me recently. Until I got closer and saw that he was...a cardboard cutout!

An MBTA spokesman says:

That's the only one...and police report that it has made a difference.

He adds the... Read more

By - 8/1/13 - 9:37 am

Transit Police report arresting a man who, on being turned down for money at Alewife around 1 a.m., threatened somebody who'd just gotten off a train:


The victim had just exited a Red Line train and proceeded up the escalator from the platform. Upon reaching the
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By - 7/31/13 - 6:59 pm


Bridgit Brown forwards this photo, which she took this morning on the Red Line. Think he could take the Giant Orange Line Shrimp in a fight? She concludes:

Who? What is this thing? Too early in the morning for me to decipher ...

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By - 7/30/13 - 1:05 pm

Transit Police report arresting Kyle Stappen, 25, of South Boston, last night on a charge of possession with intent to distribute a class B substance, suboxone (used to treat heroin addiction).

Detectives nabbed him around 7:30 p.m. as part of a Transit Police attempt to crack down on drug sales at the Red Line stop.

He's scheduled for arraignment today in South Boston District... Read more

By - 7/29/13 - 9:52 am

Dude, shut 'em

While the Orange Line gets giant shrimp, the Red Line gets this guy who had to give the boys some proper aeration. Katia snapped his photo this morning.

Opportunity for new MBTA PSA?... Read more