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By - 3/10/14 - 12:39 pm
Derailed trolley

The first car of an outbound Riverside trolley derailed shortly after 12:30 p.m., hitting a tunnel wall.

Boston EMS reports ten people injured.

Three people with injuries were able to walk out of the tunnel near Fenway station; a third was put on a backboard to be carried out by firefighters. The rest were put on the rear trolley, which was disengaged from... Read more

By - 3/9/14 - 5:17 pm

Steve Abreu asks about this mysterious sign heading up from the Downtown Crossing T stop:

Whatever happened to Shopper's Park? What was it?

By - 3/7/14 - 5:04 pm

Transit Police report two incidents in the Quincy Adams garage shortly before 8 p.m., yesterday.

In the first, a woman walking to her car on the second level noticed a man first stare, then follow her, around 7:50 p.m.:

The reporting party sought out other patrons also returning to their vehicles to walk with. When the male noticed this he crouched down between parked

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By - 3/7/14 - 9:17 am

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UPDATE, Friday afternoon: Gov. Patrick has signed the anti-upskirting (also, anti-downblowsing) bill into law.... Read more

By - 3/6/14 - 8:02 pm

The Globe reports both houses of the state legislature today approved a measure to ban upskirting, the day after the Supreme Judicial Court ruled current state law does not prohibit it.

By - 3/6/14 - 12:11 pm
Trolley terminal

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can tell where this trolley station was. See it larger.

By - 3/6/14 - 7:30 am

Signal problems mean the dreaded "severe" delays on the Red Line between Harvard and JFK/UMass this morning.

Lisa reports:

That has to be a new record... Took 45 minutes to get from Davis Square to Kendall Square.

By - 3/5/14 - 4:48 pm

As of 4:45 p.m., Orange Line service has come to a halt because of the presidential motorcade. And all commuter trains out of South Station are being held as well.

By - 3/5/14 - 11:28 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today tossed charges against a Green Line rider caught snapping photos up the skirts of female Green Line riders in 2010.

In its ruling, the state's highest court said the law used to prosecute Michael Robertson applies only to "nude" or "partially nude" women in private locations, such as bedrooms, not to clothed women - even women with no undergarments... Read more

By - 3/3/14 - 2:01 pm
Escalator and stairs at Porter Square

Jared May looked up the stairs today from the bottom of the T's deepest subway stop, at Porter Square (actually, if you look closely, you can see there are two in this crowd - there's a second person higher up the stairs).

By - 3/1/14 - 2:06 pm

Miles goes through the Google map used on mbta.com with a fine-toothed comb.

By - 2/28/14 - 8:58 am

The Boston Business Journal reports only JetBlue put in a bid to rename an MBTA station and that bid was rejected because it was for less than the amount that would make it worth the T's effort to rename a station.

By - 2/27/14 - 6:18 pm

Hynes is being evacuated due to a smoking train.

This comes an hour or so after an inbound Red Line train breathed its last at Broadway, creating what the T acknowledged were "severe" delays.

By - 2/27/14 - 8:23 am

As of 8:20 a.m.: A Red Line train flatlined at Ashmont around 6:20. An Orange Line train gave up the ghost in Malden around 7. Another Red Line train began pining for the fjords somewhere on the Braintree Line around 7:20. A Green Line trolley met St. Peter at Harvard Avenue around 7:50. Another Green Line trolley put both feet in the grave around 8... Read more

By - 2/26/14 - 7:50 pm

Paul Chicarello reports the following happened on a stalled Red Line train (of course) at Central Square around 7:25 p.m.:

Oh god ... someone just pushed the emergency button to ask the train driver why we are standing by. She was obviously pissed.

Person: "I've got somewhere I need to be!" Motorman: "this button is for emergencies ONLY!"

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By - 2/26/14 - 8:10 am
Demo wall at Government Center

But, sadly, the "demo wall" at Government Center is just an instruction to the workers who will begin tearing apart the station on March 22, rather than a place to see demonstrations of various things.

By - 2/26/14 - 7:35 am

The morning commute, like around 6:40, started with an inbound Red Line train kicked the bucket at Savin Hill and a Green Line train meeting its maker at Government Center - an occurrence that the T suggested to riders might be a good time to try out the Orange Line between Back Bay and North station.

As of 7:30 a.m., the T said things... Read more

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