Around 9:45 p.m. on the outbound side of the Orange Line station.
Nakia Hill tweets:
Omg! I just witnessed some brave passengers help a [man] who fell on the train tracks as a train approached. They saved his life!
Curt Nickish also saw his rescue:
He's bleeding but being attended to.
Casey was right there:
He fell right in front of me.... Read more
A Marblehead man admitted today he head butted an MBTA bus driver at Wonderland last July, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
John Kerivan, 48, headed into court asking for a suspended sentence in exchange for pleading guilty to assault and battery on a public employee. Assistant District Attorney Thomas Ozbolt, who headed... Read more
Happened around 5 p.m., service was halted in both directions. Cop got her kid, both got off the tracks and service resumed a few minutes later.
Transit Police report arresting a man on charges he tried to steal a woman's phone out of her hands at the Tufts Medical Center stop on the Orange Line last night.
According to police, Joaquin Armaiz, 43, went up to a woman walking towards the platform around 7:40 p.m., grabbed her by the shoulders and demanded her phone:
The victim refused, the male then... Read more
Wood Island is the last/first stop on the Blue Line right now, thanks to a recalcitrant switch at Orient Heights. Buses, anyone?
The Worcester Line has trouble in cold weather. It also has trouble in warm weather - the MBTA just announced speed restrictions on the line because of the high temperatures.
Major delays in both directions after a switch near Park Street mistakenly puts on a red shirt. Dr. McCoy can only sigh: "I'm a doctor, not a track worker!"
Transit Police report they're looking for this guy for going balls to the wall on a hurtling Red Line train Sunday night.
According to police, the dude exposed himself to passengers on an outbound Red Line train between North Quincy and Wollaston around 9:50 p.m. He complemented his display with lewd... Read more
A German magazine takes note of the MBTA's rebooted train service to Cape Cod, or, as it's called in German, Cape Cod.
Die Züge starten von der South Station in Boston und sind damit gut ans MBTA-Netz, den öffentlichen Nahverkehr der Hauptstadt, angebunden. Nach Zwischenhalt in Buzzards Bay erreicht der Zug nach zweieinhalb Stunden Hyannis auf Cape Cod.... Read more
Service on the B Line was interrupted briefly around 1:30 p.m. by a family of ducks - and bystanders trying to convince them trolley tracks are not really all they're quacked up to be. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo reports on the incident on Comm. Ave. near Blanford:
Approaching the tunnel portal, a trolley operator spotted a small group of people chasing some ducks on the... Read more
MBTA say this guy is wanted for indecent assault and battery for an incident that happened last Tuesday at Park Street.
According to police, "a female victim was inappropriately assaulted" by him while they were getting on a C trolley.
He's described as 25-30. In addition to his red T-shirt, he... Read more
Last month, the MBTA announced a contest in which anyone could design what could be the next MBTA map.
Transit Maps has not one, but two contest submissions posted for our viewing pleasure. While no submissions have been officially heralded by the MBTA at this time, it is clear that some very talented cartographers are partaking in the festivities.
The MBTA... Read more
Around 8:50 p.m., Boston firefighters and Transit Police rushed to the area of Arlington and Boylston streets after several people reported hearing... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports the Department of Transportation's Finance Committee this week approved a plan under which New Balance will build a new Worcester Line station near its impending new Brighton complex. The stop will be called Boston Landing.
This guy tells WBZ he was only expressing his displeasure at the way the driver was driving.