Red Line

By - 5/10/13 - 2:31 pm

Off-track Red Line

A somewhat stationary yet still roving UHub photographer noticed T workers dealing with a couple of Red Line cars that slipped off the rails in the Cabot yard around lunchtime:

All these T workers have just been standing around for the past 90 minutes

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By - 4/29/13 - 5:05 pm

Gnarly alleged surfer dude Transit Police say a South Boston man was charged with disorderly conduct Friday after officers discovered him "train surfing" from the back of an inbound Red Line train in Quincy.

Police say they found Justin Green, 29, hanging onto the top roof rail from the... Read more

By - 4/25/13 - 12:57 pm

MBTA cops with automatic weapons rushed into the Kendall Square Red Line station to pull some alleged fool off a Red Line train at lunchtime. A spokesman reports:

A customer reported that a man aboard a northbound Red Line train had made comments of a threatening nature. The train was held at Kendall while police investigated. The man was removed from the train and questioned

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By - 4/25/13 - 12:29 pm

Transit Police report charging Jose Murillo, 27, of Cambridge on charges he stabbed two men at Downtown Crossing on April 10.

Police say Murillo turned himself in yesterday. He was arraigned today in Boston Municipal Court on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; Judge Annette Forde set bail at $25,000 and ordered Murillo to stay away from his two victims,... Read more

By - 4/18/13 - 11:35 am

Around 11:30 a.m., Sean Olson reports. The T reports it's the Ashmont line that's affected.

UPDATE: Firefighters off the tracks around 11:50 a.m.

By - 4/16/13 - 10:24 am

National Guard watching Red Line entrances. Photo by Gedalia Pasternak.National Guard watching Red Line entrances. Photo by Gedalia Pasternak.

The heart of Copley Square remains shut down. Boston Common resembles a military encampment. Cafe tables along Newbury... Read more

By - 4/12/13 - 11:22 am

Man wanted for stabbing

Transit Police have released photos of the man they say ended an argument on a Red Line platform Wednesday night by stabbing two other men. Police say the stabber reached for his knife on the platform after accosting the victims and other... Read more

By - 4/11/13 - 12:28 pm

FluteThe flute.

Transit Police report they recovered the $4,000 flute a Berklee student left on a bench at Park Street and returned it to her.

No word on whether they found the guy spotted on surveillance video walking off with the flute. The MBTA instead... Read more

By - 4/11/13 - 7:59 am

Amanda Fakhreddine snaps a Zipcar ad on the Red Line that promotes the company's utility for booty calls:

Kid sitting next to me asked his mom what that meant #keepitclassy #adfail

Just yesterday:
McDonald's didn't approve those Orange Line ads that got some people upset.... Read more

By - 4/10/13 - 10:47 pm

One in the chest, one in the hand, around 10:00 p.m. on the southbound Red Line platform, Mike Moura reports. Red Line trains continued to run, but weren't stopping at Downtown Crossing.

UPDATE: The MBTA reports both victims are expected to survive. The stabber got into an argument with them at the front end of the southbound platform and fled before police arrived.... Read more

By - 4/10/13 - 8:32 am

At South Station. Boston Magazine interviewed them.

H/t Faye.

By - 4/5/13 - 1:45 pm

Flute thiefTransit Police report they are looking for this guy, on charges of musical thievery:

On Monday, March 25, 2013, at approximately 11:40 AM, a female placed a flute, $4,000 in value, on a bench at Park Street MBTA Station, Red Line northbound center platform. She boarded a train, leaving

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By - 4/4/13 - 9:26 am

Yesterday, the MBTA warned the tax increases proposed by the legislature were so small it could jeopardize $500 million or in anticipated federal aid for the Green Line extension. This morning, as A.P. Blake noted at 8:55 a.m.:

In the past two hours, every rapid transit line in Boston has suffered some delay due to mechanical/signal failure.

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By - 3/25/13 - 12:20 pm

Wanted man

Transit Police are looking for this guy for an incident around 6 p.m. last Tuesday:

On Tuesday, 03/19/13, at approximately 6:05 PM, on an inbound Red Line train from Alewife MBTA Station, the male depicted within was photographed after attempting to initiate conversation with women while committing

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By - 3/21/13 - 8:09 pm

Spitting suspectUPDATE: Arrest made.

Transit Police report they are looking for a woman who allegedly threatened a man on the outbound side of the Central Square T stop with a knife and then spit on him around 11:10 a.m. on March 7:

The incident was a result of the

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By - 3/20/13 - 4:28 pm

A Cambridge man was ordered to stay off the T following an incident last week in which he allegedly ran his hands up the thigh of a female Red Line passenger when she closed her eyes, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

According to the DA's office, Transit Police nabbed Bashir Shaikh, 63, of Cambridge, on Monday - on the same afternoon train he... Read more

By - 3/18/13 - 5:17 pm

Is stuck somewhere near Andrew, full of increasingly cranky people who don't like being stuck underground, squashed together.

By - 3/18/13 - 1:51 pm

Around 3 p.m. on Friday, somebody waiting for a train at Broadway noticed a woman "performing a sexual act" on a man. Rather than yelling at them to get a room, the shocked rider notified Transit Police, who arrived in time to consummate an arrest of the both of them for lewd, wanton and lascivious conduct, the T reports.

By - 3/18/13 - 9:42 am

KellyAmong the arrested in Boston yesterday: Patrick J. Kelly, 25, of Lowell, charged with assault and battery for an incident around 4:30 p.m. near the fare gates at the Downtown Crossing T station, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Preliminary information suggests that Kelly was angry at the woman, whom he

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