The T

By - 6/14/17 - 1:55 pm

In fact, the T is now running buses between Babcock and Washington streets on the B line due to a deceased trolley at Warren Street.

By - 6/14/17 - 9:10 am

Earlier this morning, a train pulled into Quincy Adams and decided it had better things to do than continue into Boston.

By - 6/13/17 - 5:57 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the outbound Riverside Line because of a trolley that met its maker at Brookline Village.

By - 6/13/17 - 4:08 pm

"Moderate" delays on the Red Line due to signal bollixation at JFK/UMass, about 24 hours after similar problems yesterday, the MBTA reports.

By - 6/13/17 - 8:21 am
Train car on fire in Mansfield

Photo by Mansfield Police.

A freight car full of construction debris on the Northeast Corridor tracks in Mansfield erupted into flames around 4:30 a.m., Mansfield Police report.

Crews were able to maneuver the flaming car from the area of the Rte. 140 crossing to tracks off County Street, where the thing was still on fire as of 6:30 a.m.

By - 6/12/17 - 8:12 pm

A train suffered heat stroke at Alewife and now the Red Line has "moderate" delays.

By - 6/12/17 - 7:09 pm
Crowds at North Station

Claire Blechman shows us the hordes trying to get out of Boston from North Station shortly before 6 p.m., on a day when commuter rail tried its best to keep up with delays on the Red Line.

South Station replied, "Hold my beer," as Kevin Essington shows us: Read more.

By - 6/12/17 - 3:58 pm

Maybe the MBTA needs a summer-resiliency program: Around 3:50 p.m., Boston firefighters responded to Broadway station because a power cable burst into flames just past the station on the inbound side. That was good for "severe" delays on the Red Line. The fire was quickly doused, but service was held for firefighters to check things out.

By - 6/12/17 - 3:53 pm

And the hits just keep on coming: "Moderate" delays on the Red Line, the MBTA reports.

By - 6/12/17 - 2:31 pm

"Moderate" delays on the Green Line to and from Brighton due to a deceased trolley at Packards Corner, the MBTA reports.

By - 6/12/17 - 12:31 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" delays because of a trolley that is lying prostrate at Hynes.

By - 6/12/17 - 10:45 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line because of a train currently pushing up daisies at Quincy Center.

By - 6/12/17 - 10:26 am

When the heat gets too hot, Worcester and Needham Line trains have to go extra slow because, of course, the tracks weren't designed to handle regular-speed trains in the heat. Or as Goodband-C puts it when talking about what is normally 33-minute ride on the Needham Line:

Crawling into South Station a quick 80 minute trip from Hersey.

By - 6/12/17 - 8:39 am

The Green Line is hosed: "Severe" delays between Park and Kenmore due to signal problems. Riders reporting 30-minute waits - when they can get on a train at all. Power seems to be just draining into a black hole at Copley. Uber went into surge-pricing mode as complete strangers banded together to grab one.

By - 6/11/17 - 11:38 pm
Mother of my baby is dead, so give me money, please

The past few weeks have seen an explosion of the number of Tissue People on the T: People with allegedly horrible lives who seek donations in exchange for a small pack of tissues.

Annie Oakenfold, who has been collecting these notes for more than a month now, reports a woman passed the above note and a pack of tissues on the Orange Line tonight. Read more.

By - 6/10/17 - 9:53 am

But not with subways. The Globe reports the T has asked private companies to propose overnight service options - and costs. And that includes possible bids from car-sharing services.

By - 6/9/17 - 5:12 pm

A severely indisposed trolley at Copley Square is causing "moderate" Green Line delays, the MBTA advises.

By - 6/9/17 - 2:48 pm

A non-viable train at Andrew is causing "moderate" delays, the MBTA reports.

By - 6/7/17 - 10:45 am

Jennifer Garvey, a now former Transit Police officer, is scheduled for trial on June 22 on charges of causing injury while violating a person’s civil rights, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery and two counts of filing a false report, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/7/17 - 10:36 am

Cambridge Police report an incident at the Kendall Square involving a man who'd fallen on the Red Line tracks ended with him revived and on the way to the hospital after two Cambridge officers administered Narcan, which counteracts the deadly effects of opioids. Read more.