The T

By - 1/4/16 - 3:53 pm

WBUR posts a copy of the exact increases those would mean, starting July 1. More from WBUR.

By - 1/4/16 - 8:56 am
Crowded Fitchburg Line train

Riders aren't supposed to ride in the spaces between cars on commuter rail, but, eh, whadaya gonna do, right, Fitchburg Line riders? Finn, who was among those lucky riders around 7 a.m., reports a conductor's reassuring words:

If you're in there, make sure you hold on.

By - 1/4/16 - 8:07 am

Delays on the Orange Line quickly escalated to "severe" after a train pushed up daisies near Wellington.

Blue Line riders had to put up with track issues.

By - 1/1/16 - 12:29 pm
Deadpool at a T stop

Deadpool takes the T? Sure, why not? But why is he seeming to propose to a Transit cop (in this photo provided by Transit Police)? Just overcome by the spirit of new beginnings? Or is he begging for mercy? Your guess below.

By - 12/31/15 - 11:03 am
Boston trolley in 1943

As 1943 turned into 1944, Boston trolleys ran every 10 minute, all night, the folks at the Boston City Archives inform us. The BAC Library identifies the station as today's Prudential stop.

By - 12/31/15 - 9:07 am

Jiaan has long wondered about the big fat nothing indicated by the sign at the 66 bus stop on Harvard Avenue at Comm. Ave. in Allston: What does it mean?

By - 12/30/15 - 9:57 am

UPDATE, 11:40 a.m. A Red Line train exhaled its last at Andrew and now the T reports "severe" delays.

Yes, it was return of the signal problems from hell on the Braintree branch this morning.

But don't feel so smug, Orange Line riders - one of your trains bought the farm near Sullivan Square, causing delays from there and Oak Grove.

By - 12/30/15 - 9:53 am

Today's delays on the Newburyport/Rockport and Haverhill lines are brought to you with a Viagra-fueled drawbridge that just won't go down.

By - 12/29/15 - 10:11 pm
Wanted

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy with a skateboard on charges he indecently attacked a woman at the Park Street Green Line station around 2:40 p.m. on Dec. 14. Read more.

By - 12/29/15 - 5:12 pm
Waiting for a bus instead of the Blue Line downtown

Like the last train out of Paris, only Humphrey Bogart isn't involved. Photo by Alex Martland.

Just in time for rush hour, the T has shut the Blue Line, because something isn't right with the tunnel between State Street and Aquarium, as in a metal grate falling from the ceiling onto the tracks.

Buses are now running between Bowdoin and Maverick, after a fashion. Alex Martland reports:

This is going swimmingly. No signs, no one knows where to stand... Blue line gonna blue line.

By - 12/29/15 - 1:32 pm
Silver Line buses take the place of Green Line trolleys in Brighton

Now batting for the Green Line: The Silver Line. Photo by Scottie Campbell.

The T is reporting "severe" delays on the B Line due to a "power problem" near Chestnut Hill Avenue. The buses are rolling between Babcock and BC.

By - 12/29/15 - 11:56 am
Green Line and car crash in Brookline

The view from inside the trolley. Photo by Vienne.

The crash happened around 11:45 a.m. at St. Mary Street. No service between Kenmore and Coolidge Corner as a result.

By - 12/28/15 - 11:27 pm

A gun-toting suspect twice managed to elude police in Charlestown tonight - first by running away from a Boston Police officer near the Navy Yard, then by apparently walking through the Orange Line tunnel from Community College to North Station, where he got up on the platform and disappeared. Read more.

By - 12/22/15 - 7:18 am

By 10%, WCVB reports.

By - 12/21/15 - 7:32 am
Crowds on the Red Line

Just another day on the Red Line. Photo by Mike Atlas.

There were a few delays on the T this year. Here are some of them, set to rhyme.

Note: In collecting these headlines, I realized my meter really sucks. I should work on that in 2016, although even better would be if there were fewer opportunities for me to resort to rhyme. Also, this is far, far from a comprehensive listing of all the major delays on the T in 2015. I missed some (especially early in the morning), I didn't try to make light of delays caused by, say, people jumping in front of trains, and during the Winter of Our Discontent, my brain was just too cold to try to organize too many rhymes.

Train of the damned in Lynn (Photo by Laura):

Dead train in Lynn

Stacking 'em up during an Orange Line delay (Photo by Meredith Sandiford):

Orange Line problems

Green Line track woes (Photo by Turlach MacDonagh):

Green Line track problem
By - 12/20/15 - 9:28 am
Scollay Under sign at Government Center MBTA station in downtown Boston

The MBTA has released a batch of photos showing the state of Govermment Center station as it approaches its spring, 2016 re-opening, still on schedule despite having to replace all the glass panes in the above-ground part of the station (if you click on the link, scroll down the page a bit for the photos).

Stairs and escalator take shape: Read more.

By - 12/18/15 - 4:55 pm

The Orange Line is a bit of a mess right now. Then again, it's Friday, and it's raining.

By - 12/18/15 - 11:50 am

At:

http://blog.mass.gov/transportation/mbta/mbta-north-station-headhouse-to...

I like how they removed the phrase 'three year duration' and replaced it with "completion in December 2018". Technically the same information, but sounds like " we hope most people will gloss over it and not do the math".