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By - 2/8/18 - 11:32 am

A report by several do-gooder groups says the state needs to do more to improve public transit inside the core of the state's economy - Boston and the other communities clustered around it within and along 128. Read more.

By - 2/8/18 - 9:30 am

Katie Gibson is a big fan of the Mattapan Line:

The morning operators, though sometimes harried, are kind, and it’s a short ride to Ashmont, where I board the train. And if I’m lucky, I get a glimpse of this view across the marshes.

By - 2/7/18 - 8:05 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" residual delays on the Red Line caused by a train that gave up the ghost near JFK/UMass.

By - 2/7/18 - 10:18 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Green Line inbound due to a deceased trolley at Copley Square.

By - 2/6/18 - 8:47 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Red Line from Ashmont, left over from before they hauled a dead train off the tracks.

By - 2/5/18 - 9:28 pm

That alone was grounds for firing him after the December rear-end crash that injured 17, the Globe reports, adding authorities were also not too thrilled to find he had a loaded gun in his backpack at the time.

By - 2/5/18 - 12:24 pm

Oh, Reddit: There's an entire Reddit "subreddit" dedicated to drawing subway maps of cities, only instead of connecting subway stations, they connect Subway sandwich shops. Because, of course.

Here's Boston, but it has a major problem: It doesn't show the Mass. Ave. Subway, the one that's built into the Mass. Ave. subway stop (also missing: the one in Cambridge's Central Square).

H/t Welcome to Dot.

By - 2/5/18 - 12:09 am

The MBTA reports it's solved those mysterious "propulsion" problems on the Mattapan Line and that trolley service resumes first thing in the morning.

By - 2/2/18 - 9:55 pm

The MBTA reports the dreaded "severe" delays on the Orange Line due to switch problems at Forest Hills that have basically knocked one track out of service between Forest Hills and Stony Brook.

Maggie reports that, at least at first, one train driver didn't seem to know what to do: Read more.

By - 2/2/18 - 6:05 pm
Waiting for a train at Kendall

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to a train that came to an early end at Park Street. Spinfire shows us the crowd around 5:30 p.m. at Kendall - after a full train had just pulled out.

By - 1/31/18 - 9:14 am

The Red Line had two dead trains (at Park and North Quincy) and signal problems at Alewife during the morning rush.

The Green Line had signal problems at Kenmore.

By - 1/30/18 - 11:10 pm

The MBTA announced tonight:

Shuttle buses replacing service between Ashmont & Mattapan Stations until further notice due to required vehicle maintenance related to the winter weather:

By - 1/30/18 - 3:19 pm

A Blue Line train died at Maverick Square, but the MBTA says it's been disposed of and now everything's hunky dory.

By - 1/29/18 - 7:44 pm

The MBTA reports the elevators and escalators at Orange Line stations from Jackson Square to Forest Hills stopped running tonight. Losing power will do that, but the good news is the power's back on.

By - 1/29/18 - 4:09 pm

Transit Police report a man caught trying to get down to the Orange Line at Back Bay without paying reacted to the news he was under arrest by grappling with an officer and biting him in the head this morning.

Read more.

By - 1/29/18 - 10:49 am
Woman's back

Najah snapped photos of a woman on the Green Line at rush hour who tried to use an entire pole to lean against so she could keep her hands free for holding the World's Largest Coffee Drink and keeping up with the day's news on her phone: Read more.

By - 1/29/18 - 8:42 am
20 minute delays in Quincy

The sign says it all at Quincy Center. Photo by Amy Reinhart.

UPDATE: After hauling away one train carcass, the T reported another train, headed inbound, died at South Station.

The work week got off to its usual start on the Red Line when a train took its last breaths at Central, and now riders are stuck in what the MBTA calls "moderate" delays. It's no better in the other direction: Read more.

By - 1/27/18 - 5:51 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to the deceased train at Roxbury Crossing.

UPDATE: Another train died around 10:30 p.m. at Haymarket.

By - 1/27/18 - 5:27 pm
Trolley on Tremont Street

Pat from Boston spotted this Mattapan Line trolley on Tremont Street today. Alas, car 3234 was not stopping for passengers - was on its way to the T's Everett shops for repairs.

Because the Everett facility is mainly for buses, Mattapan workers first outfitted the trolley with rubber tires.

By - 1/26/18 - 11:35 am

But now it's gone and the MBTA reports normal service on the Orange Line again.