The T

By - 5/31/16 - 7:55 am

The Orange Line wilted around 6 a.m. when a train headed towards Forest Hills began to smoke at State Street.

By - 5/27/16 - 8:28 am

No, really. BranchDesign chronicled her commute this morning on the Little Line that Couldn't: The train that finally came was so crowded 40 people were standing just in her car and the conductor couldn't check tickets. Also:

Train so late that two women had one of their husband deliver Starbucks while waiting.

By - 5/24/16 - 3:50 pm
Interesting bus stop on Boylston Street in Back Bay

JB Parrett shows us the bus stop on Boylston Street at Dartmouth.

By - 5/24/16 - 3:20 pm
No hoverboards on the MBTA

The MBTA announced today it's banning hoverboards on T property - all trains, buses, boats and stations - effective immediately.

The T says the things are just too much of a risk and menace, mainly because of their tendency to burst into flames, but also because riders can easily fall off them, tumbling to the ground - or onto train tracks: Read more.

By - 5/24/16 - 7:45 am

All sorts of mishegas going on on the Lowell Line this morning due to signal problems at Anderson/Woburn.

By - 5/23/16 - 5:55 pm

"Moderate delays," the T says about the little trolley that couldn't. Bristol Whitcher reports:

Smells like burning rubber, "help is on the way"; morale is low.

By - 5/23/16 - 8:39 am

Switch problems at Park Street mean "moderate" delays for people heading into town on the Green Line, the T reports.

By - 5/22/16 - 8:40 am
MBTA commuter rail train in Cambridge

JB Parrett watched a train go by in Cambridge the other evening.

By - 5/20/16 - 5:52 pm

WBUR reports a federal muckymuck says simpler, less expensive plans for the Green Line Extension seem OK with her.

Federal approval is vital since without it, we'll lose roughly $1 billion in money for the extension. Of course, the state is still playing the Dread Pirate Roberts role - "Good night, Green Line Extension, good work, sleep well, I'll most likely kill you in the morning."

By - 5/19/16 - 8:55 pm
Hubway bike on the Orange Line

Sarah Kaney noticed a sad Hubway bike abandoned on the Orange Line this evening.

By - 5/16/16 - 1:38 pm

Transit Police charge a man who'd parked in such a way to block an Allston bus stop just could not deal with the fact that forced a bus driver to block him in to let passengers off at the stop, so he went up to the driver's window and punched it hard enough to shatter it, showering the bus driver in glass shards, some of them possibly landing in his eye. Read more.

By - 5/16/16 - 7:43 am

The delays have been reduced from "moderate" to "minor" on the inbound Red Line due to a train that let Elijah carry it upward at Shawmut.

By - 5/14/16 - 11:11 am

Laura Keith reported around 10:50 a.m.:

Ummm. There's a big slab of raw meat on the stairs at the Washington St entrance to Tufts Medical Center station.

The T replies:

We are sending a cleaner to take care of this asap.

By - 5/14/16 - 6:52 am
MBTA workers repair busted switch near Park Street on the Green Line

Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA reports the Green Line should be back to normal this morning after a crew worked overnight to repair the balky switch that waylaid a trolley entering Park Street yesterday.

By - 5/13/16 - 8:57 am

The T is now busing Green Line riders between BC and Babcock because of a trolley that died of unnatural causes.

By - 5/12/16 - 4:36 pm

Peter Wilson reports the Franklin Line's newfound slowness is due to the way somebody drove a cement truck into a bridge carrying the line in Walpole.

By - 5/12/16 - 3:57 pm

The T is announcing "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to a train that's fallen and can't get up at Alewife.

By - 5/12/16 - 1:30 pm
Car on Green Line tracks in Allston

"Expect some delays," Z writes after seeing the inbound wreck around 1:15 p.m. Amy Deveau reports the car managed to block both sides of the B Line.

By - 5/9/16 - 4:50 pm
Meadowcroft

After he was charged with spray painting his tag on the old trolleys at Boylston station, police say, Marc Meadowcroft of Revere promised to never do it again. In exchange, authorities agreed to a plea deal that kept him out of jail.

He lied, police say. Read more.