The T

By - 1/13/16 - 12:30 pm

for tonight (1/13), tomorrow night (1/14), and next Monday night (1/18)

Just got this T alert:

Update: The evening Green Ln supensions between Park St & Haymarket scheduled fo Jan 13, 14, & 18 have been cancelled

Nothing posted on the web page yet though The notice about the suspensions has been removed from the Green Line "Service Alerts" page, which IMO will only confuse those who previously heard about them and are looking for confirmation.

By - 1/12/16 - 6:41 pm

The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to signal problems at Central Square. Dave translates the T's "moderate" into English:

Red line is in rough shape. Been sitting between Kendall and Central for at least 10 mins.

Equally intrepid Red Line regular Jake Wark reports from Downtown Crossing that as his Alewife train just sat there, the driver informed people rushing to the train: Read more.

By - 1/12/16 - 5:55 pm
Save the Mattapan Trolley

When Stuart Spina read yesterday the T might look at replacing Mattapan trolleys with electric buses, he quickly created a Facebook group to Save the Mattapan Line, where people are discussing how to do that - and posting photos and stories about their favorite trolley line.

By - 1/12/16 - 9:59 am

A rail that broke in Wellesley has wreaked havoc with the best laid plans of commuters.

By - 1/12/16 - 7:42 am

At least they're moving up the line: Instead of Braintree, this time the balky Red Line signals are in North Quincy, where they are causing "moderate" delays into town.

By - 1/11/16 - 4:02 pm

Peter Howe at NECN reports the T is getting tired of the expense of maintaining heirloom trolleys from the 1940s when it has billions of dollars worth of unmet needs and so replacing the trolleys with electric buses is "on the table."

By - 1/11/16 - 2:37 pm

MassDOT reports Green Line service will be halted between Park and Haymarket stations for five nights - starting tonight - to allow work on the revamped Government Center station: Read more.

By - 1/11/16 - 11:44 am

The US Supreme Court today rejected an effort by an anti-Palestine group to force the MBTA to run ads saying whatever the hell it wanted to say about Palestinians - by rejecting the group's request for a hearing before the court. Read more.

By - 1/11/16 - 7:50 am

Train 204 from Haverhill is sitting in Malden going nowhere fast.

Meanwhile, west of town, a locomotive sighs and dies in Wellesley, leaving riders on train 506 out of Worcester wondering when they'll get into town.

By - 1/8/16 - 2:10 pm

Schedule of upcoming meetings on fare hikes, the end of late-night service on weekends and commuter-rail schedule changes.

By - 1/8/16 - 8:29 am

A Franklin Line train sits motionless just past Dedham Corporate Center this morning, with no lights and conductors getting all Sgt. Schultz on the riders (they know nothing! Nothing!). Riders know what's happening only because the T is thoughtfully tweeting alerts these days. Or as Chuggies puts it:

Can you tell the conductors to share this info ON the train!! Why do I have to scour twitter to find out why we are stopped?!?!

By - 1/7/16 - 11:39 pm

The T is warning of "moderate" delays on the B, C and D lines due to signal problems.

By - 1/7/16 - 8:40 am

And it is, of course, an inbound train.

By - 1/6/16 - 9:51 am

The T is reporting "minor" delays in both directions due to an inbound Red Line train that made North Quincy its final destination around 9:40 a.m.

By - 1/6/16 - 9:44 am
Wanted for lewd act

Transit Police have released photos of a man they say "engaged in an a lewd act" on a Red Line train between Alewife and Davis around 8:50 p.m. on Dec. 30.

He's described as white, 25 to 35, clean shaven and 5'10" to 6' with a medium build.

If you know a guy who can't keep it zipped, contact Transit Police at 617-222-1050, or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

By - 1/6/16 - 7:45 am

Or as Shuchi M puts it:

Woot, they cancelled two trains, brought a smaller train than usual, and made the express a local. Where did the fare hike money go MBTA?

By - 1/5/16 - 10:21 pm

Weber King got caught in the "total chaos" exiting the first Garden event since the T entrance on that side of Causeway closed, forcing thousands of people to cross the street to get to the subway:

Yeah, this isn't gong to work, at all. Need a plan B ASAP.

By - 1/5/16 - 6:16 pm
North Station crowds

Tonight, not last February.

Claire Blechman is among those caught in a morass of delays at North Station this evening.

Harry Pierre is stuck, too.

By - 1/5/16 - 3:29 pm

Got this update from Keolis: Read more.

By - 1/5/16 - 12:32 pm

The T advises there are "moderate" delays on the Red Line towards Alewife due to an unspecified track issue at Central.