The T

By - 10/25/13 - 10:40 am
Guy drives into tunnel.

Photo by MBTA.

UPDATE: Transit Police now say the man they arrested was actually William Tilton's brother, James and that James is now in a heap of trouble both for the OUI arrest and for identifying himself as his brother when arrested.

William Tilton, 58, of Wilmington faces an OUI charge today following his arrest by Transit Police in the Silver Line tunnel off D Street early... Read more

By - 10/24/13 - 4:03 pm
Charlie with a beard

Only Charlie won't use it, at least not until after the World Series, when maybe he and his pal Officer Horgan will shave the beards off for charity.

The T has posted an explanation of service after the Sox game - basically, if runs long, the T will extend subway hours or hold some commuter-rail trains.... Read more

By - 10/24/13 - 7:46 am

One at North Station, one at Reservoir, both making life more interesting for morning commuters.

By - 10/23/13 - 2:07 pm
Jon Lester

The MBTA has replaced the applique of Chicken and Beer Guy with Jon Lester at Kenmore station just in time for tonight's game - and a day after somebody complained about the old homage.

By - 10/23/13 - 12:48 pm

Take, for example, this story about a couple who need to replace their home's siding, which requires turning off power to the Riverside Line, which in turn has infuriated some neighbors worried about being unable to get to sleep.

By - 10/23/13 - 9:26 am
Crowded Quincy Center stop

Berfun shows us the scene after the alleged end of morning rush hour at Quincy Center this morning, caused by, oh, who knows, the Red Line being the Red Line. Imagine if the fire department monitored T stops for overcrowding like they do nightclubs.

Six years for the new cars to arrive.... Read more

By - 10/22/13 - 8:29 pm

At least twice, around 8:15 p.m., Brian D'Amico reports. A third bullet wound up in a passing car.

Transit Police report "a series of gunshots," say the man, 20, was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

By - 10/22/13 - 12:46 pm

Gov. Patrick said today riders of increasingly decrepit Red and Orange Line trains will see relief in 2019, when the first of new cars begin arriving under a schedule set by the MBTA board of directors:

The project will deliver at least 226 vehicles; 152 Orange Line cars, replacing the entire fleet of 120, and 74 Red Line cars with an option to increase the

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By - 10/22/13 - 12:25 pm

No, don't worry, ceiling tiles aren't falling on people and the tracks aren't broken or anything. But Paul McNamara says it's really past time to paint over the Josh Beckett memorial.

By - 10/22/13 - 8:07 am

A.P. Blake alerts us that drivers on the Mattapan Line are being told to watch out for a deer reported on the trolley right of way, outbound, in Milton.

No doubt the cervid is hoofing it on the tracks because the ride now costs more than a buck.

By - 10/21/13 - 4:35 pm

The MBTA reports Malden Police have arrested Douglas Bergeron, who is charged with causing a chain-reaction collision when he allegedly assaulted a T bus driver in Chelsea last week.

By - 10/21/13 - 9:19 am

Jim reports the woman fell off a platform at Davis around 8:40 a.m. Several men jumped down to rescue her, he says, adding she appeared to have suffered a broken arm.

Last week, it was Downtown Crossing.

By - 10/19/13 - 11:08 am

Jess was one of the people who helped that woman who fell on the Red Line tracks at Downtown Crossing this past Tuesday (she's the one with the big purse in the video). She recounts the difficulty of pulling somebody up from the tracks, and says that while several people rushed to help, many more just stood there, even as she yelled for... Read more

By - 10/18/13 - 8:14 pm

Transit Police say this guy wasn't going to let the locked doors of a closed Charles/MGH last Friday stop him from getting up onto the platform for a train that wasn't coming because it was 1:46 a.m.: He kicked in a panel of one of the station's doors, went upstairs and after waiting for awhile, took a piss onto the tracks.

Naturally, they'd like... Read more

By - 10/18/13 - 3:20 pm
New look for South Station

MassDOT today released a drawing with one idea of what the interior of the new South Station could look like when the postal annex is moved somewhere else.

The llighter, airier feel envisioned by the rendering would seem to rule out the mixed-use tower once proposed to be built atop the station. In a post to go with the rendering, MassDOT's Klark Jessen... Read more

By - 10/18/13 - 9:16 am

Transit Police report they are looking for Douglas Bergeron, 32, for an attack they say led to a T bus crashing into a parked car Sunday night.

When caught, Bergeron will be charged with assault and battery on a public employee and interfering with public transportation. 617-222-1050 is the number to call if you spot him.

Bergeron is, as they say, known... Read more

By - 10/17/13 - 9:31 am

Outbound at Kendall, just as rush hour was ending.

By - 10/16/13 - 4:52 pm

Don't think of them as "severe delays." Think of them as chances to get to know your fellow riders better.

By - 10/16/13 - 9:06 am

Also in the works: A two-story CVS with floors connected by an escalator and a Starbucks, the MBTA and the company that handles retail leasing in the station announced today.

Work should begin next month on the two-story, 30,000-square-foot CVS, which will also sell convenience foods and a full-service pharmacy, the T and Equity Office say. Tavern in the Square should open late fall with... Read more

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