The T

By - 3/7/17 - 8:48 pm

City officials today unwrapped a wishbook of projects to turn Boston into a 21st-century city with reliable transit service that connects people in remote neighborhoods with jobs in growing districts nowhere near downtown and with bike lanes and sidewalks that become safe and reliable ways to get around. Read more.

By - 3/5/17 - 5:39 pm
North Station at the turn of the 20th century

When the original North Station opened in 1893, it was pretty archy - and replace four other stations in the area (the original name was North Union Station, because it was the "union" where four separate railroads terminated). Read more.

By - 3/4/17 - 6:02 pm
Trolley on the way to Lechmere that sort of caught fire

The T is running shuttle buses to and from Lechmere because of what Greater Boston Radio calls a minor fire. Nani, who took the photo, reports:

green line stopped right between lechemere and science park - saw a tiny electrical explosion from above - scary!

She adds that about 30 minutes after the trolley stopped, passengers disembarked and walked down the viaduct to Lechmere.

By - 3/2/17 - 11:48 am

A tree that the wind helped convince to obey the law of gravity near Brookline Hills is causing "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line, the MBTA reports.

By - 3/2/17 - 11:47 am

Just got this T alert:

Green Line D branch experiencing moderate delays due to a downed tree near Brookline Hills

Last Updated: 3/2/2017 11:42:48 AM

By - 3/2/17 - 11:41 am
MBTA General Manager Brian Shortsleeve reading to kids in a class

MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo posted this photo of T General Manager Brian Shortsleeve reading to some school kids and commented:

Let's go world of #Memes Have at it!! #ReadAcrossAmerica #MBTA GM Brian Shortsleeve

If you want to generate your own T GM meme, here's a handy form.

By - 3/2/17 - 9:07 am

A dead trolley at Arlington outbound is backing up things on the Green Line. The T is reporting similar delays on the Red Line from Park to Alewife for unspecified reasons.

By - 2/28/17 - 2:41 pm
Man wanted for Red Line masturbation

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for an alleged case of pud pulling directed at two women on the Red Line at Harvard on Jan. 27.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

If caught, he'll face a charge of lewd and lascivious behavior, Transit Police say.

By - 2/28/17 - 8:07 am
Tiny free library at Roslindale train station

Somebody's converted an abandoned pay phone in the lower parking lot at the Roslindale Village commuter-rail stop into a tiny free library.

By - 2/27/17 - 3:26 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports the money will keep the Mattapan Line's historic trolleys running while the T figures out what to do to maintain service in the long run.

By - 2/25/17 - 10:27 am

Boston Police report a man driving a minivan reported stolen in Quincy last night crashed head on into an MBTA bus stopped at Talbot Avenue and Lithgow Street around 9:50 a.m.

The driver was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The T driver and four passengers were also taken to local hospitals for care of non-life-threatening injuries.

Photo from the scene.

By - 2/23/17 - 10:18 pm

Those pre-faregate inspections are just the same old anti-terrorism checkpoints they've done for years and have nothing to do with ICE, Transit Police tweet tonight:

Transit Police officers do NOT enforce Federal Immigration laws. We are here to serve EVERYONE.

Security Inspection Program has nothing to do w/immigration laws/enforcement. Counterterrorism layer only.

By - 2/20/17 - 11:54 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man for a pair of attacks on the same woman at the Braintree T stop around 10 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By - 2/20/17 - 1:08 pm

The T reports "minor" delays into town due to a train that met its maker at Andrew Square.

By - 2/18/17 - 10:10 am

The Globe reports on a tinkerer at an MBTA machine shop who figured out how to put rail wheels on a snowblower and dramatically improve snow fighting on T tracks.

By - 2/17/17 - 5:53 pm

A dead train at Copley is putting the kibosh on the idea of using the Green Line to get out of town quickly this rush hour.

By - 2/17/17 - 5:46 pm

This morning's switch problems at 128 have morphed into signal problems at Canton Junction and so Keolis is warning of Trump-level (you know, yuuge) delays on the Providence and Stoughton lines.

By - 2/17/17 - 9:01 am

Red Line riders know the drill.

By - 2/17/17 - 7:56 am

Keolis was blaming Amtrak signal problems for the major delays and cancellations on the Providence and Stoughton lines this morning, but Amtrak says, no, not signal problems - switch problems, near the 128 station in Westwood:

Due to a switch outage near Route 128 Station, Amtrak and commuter trains are experiencing delays moving through the area. Amtrak engineering forces are on the scene and are working to resolve the issue as quickly and safely as possible.