The T

By - 3/21/16 - 12:55 pm
Gov. Baker at new Government Center T stop

Gov. Baker welcomed the first riders into the new Government Center station today - people in wheelchairs, who can access the T at the station for the first time ever, at a formal opening ceremony.

Replacing the old bunker with an airier, handicap accessible station took two years and cost $88 million.

Concrete Plaza shows us people wanted to get a look:

By - 3/20/16 - 6:39 pm
Waldo being escorted out of South Station

And then they escorted him out of South Station for being disorderly.

By - 3/20/16 - 11:54 am

The T is running new announcements on the Green Line, at least at above-ground stops: "Pay your fare! It's only fair!"

As Boston Dog kvetches:

Oh my God. The "Pay your Fare!" announcements on the Green Line got obnoxious after three stops.

Pict Liberation Army adds:

Particularly when its playing over drivers flagging people past farebox.

By - 3/19/16 - 12:41 pm

UPDATE: The T announced the resumption of service at 4:50 p.m.

An inbound D train derailed between Hynes and Copley Square. Brian Campbell reports a friend called to say she's now covered in soot after something began burning and passengers had to walk through the tunnel to Copley:

She was on an inbound train and evacuated in the tunnel between Hynes and Copley, they exited at Copley.

The T is now running buses instead of trolleys between Park Street and Kenmore Square.

By - 3/19/16 - 12:04 pm
Empty bottles at Davis station on the Red Line

Andrew Ferreira came upon this scene at Davis Square, the morning after the last late-night subway trains ran.

By - 3/18/16 - 1:41 pm

Jeremy wonders:

What's the MBTA refund process when you tap in, realize it's fubar and then walk home?

By - 3/18/16 - 1:29 pm
New Transit Police cruiser

Transit Police posted a couple photos today of what its new cruisers will look like - it's a move away from the mostly white Boston look and towards the black and white preferred by many suburban police departments.

By - 3/18/16 - 8:03 am

Signal problems between Alewife and Harvard mean "moderate" delays, the T says. At 7:57, Kris Kream tweeted:

Nothing coming or going northbound Braintree. Stuck at North Quincy 15+ minutes.

By - 3/17/16 - 5:39 pm
Dead train at Copley

Dead train at Copley and some of the passengers kicked off it. Photo by Victoria.

A Green Line trolley simply had too much to drink on St. Patrick's Day and passed out at Copley Square outbound. At 5:35 p.m., Kelsea Hanks reported:

Don't try to go outbound anywhere on the MBTA Green Line. Nothing has moved past Copley in over 30 min.

By - 3/16/16 - 11:20 am
Firefighters going down to Alewife station

Firefighters descend to platform. Photo by Patrick Peralta.

UPDATE: NECN reports a body was found on the tracks.

Station was shut around 10:45 a.m. due to a "medical emergency;" now it's full of police, firefighters and EMTs.

Peralta reports:

Not a good sign when you arrive to an awful smell and these guys heading to the tracks.

By - 3/15/16 - 5:53 pm
Trash barrels used to collect rain at Ruggles station on the Orange Line

Hilary reports the line of trash cans put into service as rain catchers at Ruggles station today was even longer, but she just didn't have a wide-enough-angle lens to fit them all in, but, hey, at least they're not shutting the entire T down for 29 hours to inspect power cables like down in DC, right?

By - 3/15/16 - 8:28 am

An immobile trolley at Park Street is causing "moderate" delays westbound, the T reports.

By - 3/14/16 - 5:24 pm

East Street, specifically. Delays now piling up on the Franklin Line.

By - 3/14/16 - 7:20 am

It's the dreaded "severe" delays into town from Forest Hills due to a train that mistook Chinatown for the Pearly Gates this morning. Oh, but wait, what's this? Yes, trains from Oak Grove into downtown aren't coming, either.

By - 3/10/16 - 5:19 pm

New Hampshire Public Radio reports the state's House of Representatives says it won't pay for a study on extending MBTA commuter rail to the state.

By - 3/10/16 - 11:42 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports T officials realize they need to spend the money even if they decide to just ditch the old PCC cars because replacing them will take time.

By - 3/9/16 - 5:27 pm

According to BDC.

http://www.boston.com/news/2016/03/09/mbta-moves-government-center-openi...

Now, what's the over/under that they will open the station early, but then close it on select weekends/evenings to actually finish all the work - like they did with Assembly Station on the Orange Line?

By - 3/8/16 - 5:42 pm
Chess grandmaster in simultaneous games at South Station

Gabriel Daniels watched chess grandmaster Larry Christiansen take on several comers at once at South Station this afternoon.

By - 3/8/16 - 9:34 am
Proposed Arboretum gateway in Roslindale Square

Proposed pathway entrance at Roslindale Village train stop.

WalkUP Roslindale, Livable Streets and Tufts University are proposing a new bicycle and pedestrian path that would let people get from the Roslindale Village T stop to Forest Hills without having to step foot on Washington Street.

The proposed path would run on MBTA owned land along the Needham Line tracks, then travel along the eastern edge of the Arboretum to the existing Bussey Brook Meadow path to Forest Hills. Read more.