At least two trains died on the Red Line this morning, one around 6:30 a.m. at Porter and another a little more than an hour later just outside Alewife.
Commuters have been waiting at N Quincy since 7:35am. When will there be room on the... Read more
The Dorchester Reporter gets the scoop on plans to replace a Red Line bridge over Clayton Street in a single weekend, rather than the traditional weeks or months.
Transit Police report a 78-year-old woman pulling into the parking lot at Wollaston station around 10:25 a.m. lost control of her car and wound up driving into the station itself.
"It appears she may have suffered from a medical emergency" that caused her to lose control, police say.
An anti-Muslim group described by the ADL as extremist is suing the MBTA for the right to hang ads calling Palestinians "savages."
In the suit, filed Monday in US District Court and first spotted by Boston Magazine, the New Hampshire-based American Freedom Defense Initiative says the T rejected the ad - which uses a quote by Ayn Rand - and that this is... Read more
Signal problems at Sullivan Square mean sardine-level packing on inbound Orange Line trains this morning.
Meanwhile, there are major delays on the Worcester Line due to a train hitting and killing somebody.
Around 1 p.m. The MBTA reports:
There was no train in the area. He made no contact with the third rail. Taken to Brigham and Women's to be checked out.
A witness on the platform says he appeared to just pass out and fall down, on the left track:
He got off the train on the opposite side and was walking towards the escalator past... Read more
A man charged with "upskirting" a woman on the Green Line in 2010 - and captured the next day by a decoy T cop in a skirt of her own - wants the Supreme Judicial Court to toss the charges, saying the law used to prosecute him was only meant to protect women in the shower or dressing rooms, not to people practicing the First... Read more
Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who helped himself to $20 from the wallet of a person in a wheelchair at the Downtown Crossing T stop on Oct. 17.
He's described as Hispanic, with black and grey hair, about 5’8" and 165 lbs.
If you know him, contact Transit Police detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.... Read more
Anna Sims reports what the driver of her Green Line train said:
This train is having issues, I'm not sure it will get you where you're going.
Perhaps she's on the same train as Mark, who reports:
20 minutes to go 5 stops on the b line. I know I shouldn't expect much of the b line but yikes,
Both the Green Line... Read more
Transit Police report arresting an Allston man after they say officers chased him from Blandford Street to Kenmore Square - through the B Line tunnel around 11:30 p.m.
William Goodhue, 23, was charged with trespassing. Police say they had to stop trolleys while officers chased him through the tunnel.
Innocent, etc.... Read more
Two trolleys are groaning and just refusing to get up, one at Newton Highlands and one in the tunnel between Hynes and Copley.
UPDATE: A train on the Greenbush Line got to East Weymouth and decided that's as far as it was going to go this morning. A trolley couldn't even get itself out of Mattapan Square.
Today, we visit Brookline, where a concerned citizen is very annoyed by a new bus shelter on Harvard Street:
The new bus shelter in front of Wlagreens at 99 Harvard St is totally crooked. It is because the sidewalk begins to slope upward there, but that could have been compensated for when installing it. I'm hoping it can be fixed, since it is an... Read more
The morning starts with a dead train at Wellington on the Orange Line, a dead Green Line trolley somewhere on Huntington or South Huntington and a dead train outbound at Maverick on the Blue Line (say, aren't those the T's newest and freshest subway trains?).
Boston and Transit Police are investigating a collision around 8 a.m. at Parker and Ruggles streets in which an MBTA bus apparently rear-ended a private car being driven by a Boston police officer.
Doc Sigma tweets:
A woman outside Forest Hills Station is going around trying to sell vibrators.
Emily Chionchio checks in from the Red Line:
Second seat for your muffin, that's a new one on the Red Line.
She kept awkwardly nibbling on it and was seated facing it like it was her life partner.... Read more
The very first dead-train alert of the morning showed up at 5:23 a.m. for a train at Ashmont that just refused to throw off the covers and get up (and it was followed not long after by a similar report of a recalcitrant trolley at Coolidge Corner).
At Porter Square, around 8:35 p.m.
The deceased train is at Harvard; platforms at other stations are filling rapidly.
Green Line trolleys, meanwhile, died at Coolidge Corner and near Copley Square.
Boston Magazine follows the saga of the bouncing ads.