Cherie L. King wonders what you can get on track 5 at Park Street.
Boston Metro reports a transportation financing bill now wending through the legislature would rename the terminal the Governor Michael S. Dukakis Transportation Center at South Station.
It would be a fitting tribute for the former trolley-riding governor and one-time Amtrak board member, both for his longstanding support for public transit in general and because, as governor, he stopped the BRA from tearing down... Read more
At 8:41 a.m., State Police reported:
RT 90 EB, east of Prudential Tunnel, 2 MBTA buses collide.One driver injured, right lane closed.Traffic delays
In addition to the driver, three passengers were taken to Tufts Medical Center, State Police say. Uninjured passengers were transferred to another bus for the rest of their journey.
The T reports the crash is responsible for minor delays on the... Read more
Around 6:45 a.m. inbound on the Braintree side of the world.
Also, there's a switch problem slowing things down outbound on the Worcester Line.
Transit Police report arresting a Salem man who allegedly masturbated on an inbound train from Rockport on Saturday evening - about three months after he was he was arrested for allegedly doing the same thing on another train.
Per Transit Police:
The individual's genitals were fully exposed and he made no attempts to conceal what he was doing.
Police say they were aided... Read more
An inbound Orange Line train didn't even make it out of the starting gate at Oak Grove early this morning. Somewhere on the Ashmont branch of the Red Line, an outbound train felt that disturbance in the Force and went over to the dark side.
Blame a suspicious package at Davis Square for late-morning bollixity.
Stuck at West and Washington streets (they're supposed to go down Temple)
A trolley decided Park Street was a good place to push up some daisies around 7:10 this morning. Or as A.P. Blake puts it:
My Green Line died in the worst possible spot. Blocking the mainline and Park St loop. Inspectors entering tunnel. All of the MBTA Green Line is at a halt downtown. Train needed to push mine.... Read more
Transit Police report they are investigating what led a 24-year-old from Roxbury to drive into a stopped Route 240 bus around 10:30 a.m. on North Main Street in Randolph.
The car driver was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he died, police say. Nine passengers on the bus were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injures.
The bus and the 2007 Infiniti were... Read more
So where does a massive bulldog sit on the Orange Line? Anywhere he wants.
A Quincy man charged with masturbating on an inbound Red Line train before reaching a crescendo just before Broadway at first denied he was playing his flute, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.
During an interview at Transit Police headquarters after his arrest yesterday, James Cox "allegedly made statements first indicating that he was not masturbating but in fact had crabs... Read more
Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man on charges of gross disgustingness on an inbound Red Line train around 2 p.m. on Tuesday after a woman filed this complaint:
[W]hile traveling on an inbound Red Line train a male seated across from her began to masturbate while looking directly at her. This occurred in the vicinity of JFK/UMass station. Upon completion the male smeared... Read more
And now there is a mouse on the train. And apparently it fell from the ceiling.
Between Haymarket and Government Center around 10 p.m. The Orange Line is being suggested as an alternative in either direction.
UPDATE, Friday a.m.: Appears to have been fixed.
Death pointed a bony finger at an inbound Red Line train at Charles/MGH shortly before 4 p.m. A trolley on the C Line departed this mortal coil before it could get to Cleveland Circle.
Boston Municipal Court Judge Annette Forde imposed $25,000 bail at Castillo's arraignment on charges of armed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, the... Read more
UPDATE: The Blue Line joined the party shortly before 10 a.m., when a train ascended to Valhalla at Wonderland.
Dead inbound train at Quincy Center would be harshing the mellow of Red Line commuters this morning if they weren't busy concentrating on staying warm. An Orange Line train could only make it to Back Bay before departing this mortal coil, but riders from the north... Read more