The T

By - 8/29/14 - 12:18 pm

Overall MBTA ridership increased 3% in July over last year despite an average 5% fare increase at the start of the month, the T announced today - adding the authority actually ended the year with a $14.2 million surplus, which it immediately put into a fund for maintaining the more outdated parts of the system.

By - 8/28/14 - 11:48 pm
Guy wanted for fake phone calls to 911 in Malden

Transit Police report they want to talk to this guy about a series of bogus phone calls to 911 about alleged crimes in the Malden Center T station.

Over the past month Transit and Malden Police have received several 911 emergency calls alleging various crimes in progress at the MBTA's Malden Center station. The calls originate from within the station. Subsequent to a joint

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By - 8/28/14 - 5:12 pm

At 5:05 p.m., Beaz reported signal problems meant a 45-minute trip from Ruggles to State Street.

By - 8/28/14 - 1:20 pm

A man who might not be able to renew his car registration in October because of fines he's being assessed for parking at the Campello station sued the MBTA, LAZ and the collection agency the T is using this week, charging he and many other riders are being unfairly charged penalties even though they actually made the daily payment for parking.

In his suit, filed... Read more

By - 8/28/14 - 9:01 am
Working on derailed Amtrak engine outside South Station in Boston

Johnmcboston this morning photographed workers dealing with the aftermath of yesterday afternoon's Amtrak/commuter rail train bopping just outside South Station.

By - 8/27/14 - 10:45 pm

A Boston-to-Lynn ferry ran aground off Nahant shortly before 8 p.m., according to Steve Deveau, one of the passengers aboard it.

Deveau reports the ferry was the Cetacea, the same ship whose passengers spent a night in the harbor last month when its propeller became entangled in a cable at an LNG offloading area off Nahant.

Deveau says unlike that ill-fated trip, he... Read more

By - 8/27/14 - 1:33 pm

The T just sent out the following alert for South Station commuter-rail riders:

Expect significant delays in the PM commute after incident impeding tracks.

Might be due to a train that kind of derailed after a collision in the yard south of the station.... Read more

By - 8/27/14 - 10:54 am
Noor

UPDATE: Noor ordered held without bail pending a Sept. 17 hearing on violating conditions in his conviction on the attack last year, the DA's office reports.

Transit Police report arresting a Malden man they say began beating another man who wouldn't give him money at the Sullivan Square T stop around 12:15 a.m. today.

Just last month, Mohamed Noor, 28, pleaded guilty to ... Read more

By - 8/27/14 - 9:02 am

Some sort of wire ish means busing for Riverside riders between Riverside and Newton Highland - and problems for riders further down the line, as Phil R. reported at 7:50 a.m.:

You KNOW the D line is F'D up when you wait 25 mins at Newton Ctr for packed like sardines train & they don't collect fares.

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By - 8/26/14 - 6:31 pm

For the second time in a week, Transit Police report stopping John Bubier at Andrew station for trying to ride the Red Line for free - and then placing him in custody because he has an outstanding warrant, this time for assault and battery, out of Boston Municipal Court.

Last week, Transit Police arrested Bubier for allegedly failing to register as a Level... Read more

By - 8/25/14 - 11:59 am

A man nabbed for alleged fare jumping at Ruggles last year was picked up for the same offense at Forest Hills yesterday afternoon, Transit Police report.

Although piggybacking behind a paying customer normally only means a ticket, in both cases, Juan Garcia was arrested because he had outstanding warrants charging him with assault and battery on a police officer.

One of those charges is... Read more

By - 8/24/14 - 4:10 pm

The Blue Line is currently experiencing "severe delays" due to "a signal problem at Orient Heights."

By - 8/22/14 - 9:31 am

Riders from the south and west got to enjoy the scenic vistas of the South Station rail yards this morning when Amtrak's signals failed yet again, and trains were unable to pull into the station. America's Railroad fixed the problem shortly after 9:15 and trains began pulling in.

Last month:
T says South Station problems not their fault, riders go 'Oy, gevalt!'... Read more

By - 8/22/14 - 9:20 am
New Assembly stop on the MBTA's Orange Line

MBTAinfo notes you can tell the new Assembly stop on the Orange Line is almost ready for business because they've installed the benches and station-name signs, although hopefully Hulk smash neither.

By - 8/19/14 - 1:11 pm
John Bubier

Transit Police report arresting John Bubier, 60, around 9 a.m. today at Andrew Square after officers say they watched him piggyback through a fare gate behind a paying T rider and then discovered he had failed to register as a Level 3 sex offender.

Bubier, originally from Framingham, but best known for his croaking pleas for change in Downtown Crossing, was convicted of... Read more

By - 8/18/14 - 12:18 pm
Jeffrey Cooper

UPDATE, 6 p.m. He was found, safe and sound, at Copley station.

Transit Police report officers are once again looking for Jeffrey Cooper, a tall, skinny and autistic teen from East Boston who loves riding the subway.

He was last seen yesterday.

By - 8/18/14 - 10:10 am
Green Lime riders in Kenmore Square.

Mister Jon captured the scene in Kenmore Square, where refugees streamed out of the Green Line after a trolley derailed.

By - 8/15/14 - 9:08 pm

MBTA Gifts reports it's just gotten in 70 fare boxes from 1980s-era T buses and Boeing Vertol Green Line trolleys and plans to offer them for sale.

By - 8/15/14 - 7:47 pm
Old MBTA signs

Drive through the new Assembly Row project, past the giant Lego giraffe, the Winter Hill Yacht Club and the new Orange Line station and you wind up at a little cul de sac in a grassy area on the banks of the Mystic River that's a cool place to see the confluence of nature and the working parts of modern civilization.

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By - 8/15/14 - 9:27 am
Cops with big guns at Airport station in East Boston

Passengers allowed back in as cops got ready to leave. Photo by Mary C. Stevens.

A suspicious package at Airport on the Blue Line around 8:50 a.m. quickly brought the bomb squad and officers with high-powered weapons and dogs to the station.

Passengers were evacuated from the station and train service was halted.

Around 9:06 a.m., the package was declared not suspicious. A couple minutes later, riders were allowed back into the station and service resumed.

Kevin Franck ... Read more

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