The T

By - 5/29/15 - 10:26 am
Firetrucks at Bowdoin on the Blue Line

Firefighters showed up in force to help evacuate passengers. Photo by MikLoup.

Shades of February: The T has replaced the Blue Line between Airport and Bowdoin with buses, this time due to some sort of power issue at Bowdoin. Read more.

By - 5/29/15 - 7:36 am

A morning power failure that hit parts of Medford and Malden (and at least one Dunkin' Donuts in Everett) also brought the Orange Line to a crawl, with the T announcing the dreaded "severe" delays. While the trains run off the T's very own power supply, the signals that control the trains get their juice from National Grid.

By - 5/27/15 - 6:48 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today denied a request from Hyundai-Rotem to block the T from buying new Orange and Red Line cars from a Chinese manufacturer. Read more.

By - 5/25/15 - 8:42 am
Old Budd car in Somerville

Chris Silverio photographed the old Budd cars in the Somerville yards outside North Station. Read more.

By - 5/22/15 - 11:13 am
Refurbished Green Line trolley

The MBTA reports car 3614, the first of four score and six Green Line cars being refurbished in upstate New York, started carrying passengers again this week. Read more.

By - 5/22/15 - 8:07 am

Transit Police report members of the Special Crimes Unit last night arrested Philip Urban, 50, of Malden on a charge of being stupid enough to get a blow job on the outbound Orange Line platform at State Street last Friday.

He's scheduled for arraignment today in Boston Municipal Court; technically, the charge is open and gross lewdness. No word on the hunt for the woman seen ministering to him.

Innocent, etc.

By - 5/21/15 - 11:51 am
New Orange Line trains

What the new Orange Line cars will look like (running alongside the Longfellow?).

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit against the MBTA by two companies that objected to the way the T awarded the bid for new Red and Orange Line cars to a Chinese manufacturer.

The dismissal, which actually happened in March, does not necessarily clear the tracks for CNR MA - a joint venture of two Chinese companies - to deliver scores of new cars for the two subway lines between 2018 and 2021. Read more.

By - 5/20/15 - 9:42 am

Crews from "Chasing Life," an ABC Family series about "April, an ambitious young journalist" newly diagnosed with cancer, are in the Back Bay today doing filming type stuff. They'll be shooting some shots in the Copley T stop, too.

By - 5/19/15 - 9:53 pm
New Green Line trolley

Stephanie forwards this rendering of one of the trolleys the T will buy for the Green Line Extension from CAF, a Spanish company that will assemble the cars in Elmira, NY and which promises "prime performance and first-rate passenger comfort," so presumably they'll be able to get up Comm. Ave. and not fall off the tracks and stuff.

By - 5/18/15 - 10:47 pm

Around 10:20 p.m. by a group of young teens. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

By - 5/17/15 - 6:41 pm

Boston Metro reports the long arm of the law is about to grab the man getting some oral loving on the Orange Line the other night - and the woman giving it to him. Transit Police say they'll throw the book at the two - and not a copy of the Kama Sutra.

By - 5/16/15 - 9:08 am

No, seriously, get a room; you're grossing out the other people on that Orange Line platform.

By - 5/15/15 - 4:45 pm
Government Center station coming into shape

Mike gives us a visual update on the giant glasshouse rising above City Hall Plaza.

By - 5/12/15 - 9:20 am

The Globe reports Democratic leaders in the Senate are coming up with their own, milder MBTA reform plan.

By - 5/11/15 - 9:03 am
Countdown clock at Longwood on the Riverside Line

Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA reports this morning it's turned on countdown clocks at all the Riverside Line stops in Brookline.

By - 5/9/15 - 10:15 pm

Boston cops have surrounded a 66 bus in Brookline Village, where they are offloading several teens who allegedly ran through Marty's on North Beacon Street stealing bottles of vodka and Hennessy - and searching for the bottles.

The Night Ridah, who is at the scene, says the kids don't appear to be more than 14.

By - 5/9/15 - 10:17 am
Patrik Finnerty mug shot

Remember the Braintree guy who waltzed across the Red Line tracks just as a train was entering Andrew after the St. Patrick's Day parade?

A judge ordered him to stay out of South Boston, but didn't order him to stay away from the T, which might have saved him some trouble Wednesday night, when, as Transit Police report, he was in a foul, foul mood around 11 p.m. at Park Street station: Read more.

By - 5/7/15 - 1:53 pm

Transit Police report educating a Jamaica Plain man on the finer points of subway law in the Commonwealth, specifically that there is a crime called riding upon a train other than as a fare paying passenger. Read more.

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