Transit Police report arresting a man they say beat a woman on a Red Line platform at Downtown Crossing last month "sim5ply because she wanted to sit down in a location that was in close proximity to her attacker and asked if he could move over slightly."
Steven Colla, 51 and white, also used a racial epithet during his beating of the black woman... Read more
UPDATE: Now there are problems on the Orange Line, where somebody managed to get his foot stuck between a train and the platform at North Station.
It's Dead Train Day on the Red Line. And it's so bad, the MBTA has broken out a rare "severe" delay warning.
Among those affected: Alexandra Elizabeth, who sent out a tweet for help around 8:30:
Hoooray. The... Read more
UPDATE, 12:10 p.m.: The MBTA reports three of the four have turned themselves in - they walked into Transit Police HQ just as Supt. Joseph O'Connor was briefing the media on the case. More to come.
Transit Police report a man and his 14-year-old daughter were beaten by four men on a Blue Line train around 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 18.
After repeatedly punching... Read more
As LifeLesson617 noticed in Grove Hall, the T did a better job of relocating bus stops along "key" bus routes than it did putting up signs alerting riders and drivers to just where those new stops are.
This is what happens when the MBTA changes bus stops that been parking for 100+ years.... Read more
And tries to convince another guy to buy them - and when the guy expresses some skepticism, says he'll also throw in the garbage can and an 18-pack of Charmin Ultra Soft toilet paper.
Unfortunately for William Jones, 51, of South Boston, the other guy turned out to be an undercover Transit Police detective working the Andrew beat, as undercover Transit Police detectives are... Read more
Happened Wednesday night, Boston Metro reports.
Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who attacked another man on a Blue Line train entering Revere Beach on Sept. 17 after the two had had an argument at Maverick.
He's described as Hispanic, 30-35, about 5'7" with a heavy build and black hair.
If you see him, contact Transit Police at 617-222-1050, or send an anonymous tip to 873873.
A dead train at Park coupled with a medical emergency means Green Line commuters are not smiling this morning.
And the sixth train just went by and I'm still on the platform. 17 yrs commuting on... Read more
A rider on an 80 bus sent the driver to the hospital with bruises when he attacked her last night, according to Transit Police.
Police say the alleged attacker, about 60, will received a summons to appear in court for the incident, around 7:10 p.m. near 456 Medford St.
Jesse Haley happened by the bus just as the man ran out:
MBTA has... Read more
The driver of a 34E bus was forced to pull over on Washington Street near the West Roxbury Parkway around 6:45 p.m. yesterday when a passenger began attacking a seat. An MBTA supervisor's report states:
After a customer reported there was a man sitting in the middle of the bus stabbing a seat with a pair of scissors and putting the scissors up to his... Read more
Reed captured the scene at Park Street at the height of rush hour today when the Red Line was delayed because, hey, it's Friday on the Red Line. This left him plenty of time to put together a panoramic view.
Walking Boston snapped one of the Green Line's new next-train signs, which shows, well, the next train to arrive, but, unlike the signs on the other lines, not when it's due.
"For the first time in the 100-year history of the Green Line, customers on the outbound platform will no longer have to guess which train is coming next," state Transportation Secretary Richard Davey... Read more
I was waiting for a Forest Hills train this afternoon when a guy coming through the tunnel from Copley Place approached the bars on one side of the fare gates. He reached through the bars, grabbed the cone, maneuvered it upwards until he had it in hand, then dropped it down over one of the fare gates, which triggered the electric eye to open the... Read more
Incoming Celtics player Kelly Olynyk will help the T inaugurate the first electronic signboard to let you know the next trolley is approaching/arriving, in a ceremony tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Kenmore station.
For the first time on the Green Line, electronic message boards will provide "Next Train" information.
The T says it will explain exactly what that means at the ceremony.
Olynyk, who went... Read more
And just in time for rush hour. Although Red Line riders at Central and Harvard reported a strong odor of smoke, the MBTA reports the smoke was from locked brakes on a train that became like one of those obstreperous puppies that refuses to go the way you want it to:
No fire. Disabled train removed from service.
Erica Mattison was among those ... Read more
Adrienne M. photographed and meme'd up an Orange Line car today.
Transit Police report arresting men from Boston and Providence early this morning on charges they sprayed graffiti at six locations along the Red Line in Dorchester.
Police say officers nabbed Joseph Domoracki, 23, of Boston and Max McGuigan, 23, of Providence around 2:40 a.m. on the tracks, near where they cross under Dorchester Avenue a couple blocks south of Andrew Square. Both, police say,... Read more