The T

By - 8/9/16 - 4:05 pm
Subway strap on loan to the Museum of Science

You might recall the study results that came out in June showing germs on the T were no worse for you than germs anywhere else.

A team at the Museum of Science is preparing a presentation for museum visitors on the study and they T has agreed to loan them an actual subway strap for use in the talk. Read more.

By - 8/9/16 - 9:43 am

Once again, the riders of the Newburyport/Rockport Line this morning had to contend with phantom trains that exist only in a work of fiction known as "a timetable."

By - 8/8/16 - 4:20 pm
Amtrak train under old bridge in Readville

Amtrak regional train heads under bridge on way to South Station.

Nine years after the state replaced the old Sprague Street bridge with a ho-hum concrete span, workers are getting ready to replace the old Fairmount Line bridge over the Northeast Corridor with one of the light-blue metal spans already in use along the line closer to downtown. Read more.

By - 8/8/16 - 8:36 am

Some riders on the Newburyport/Rockport Line are beginning to wonder what they did to the T to deserve the pain they get every morning.

By - 8/7/16 - 9:31 am
No Red Line on Google Maps

Red Line? What's that? You'll take buses and you'll like it. Screen capture by Nat V.

Seems that this morning, if you try to use Google Maps to plot out a trip via public transit in Boston, you'll get back an itinerary that involves buses and the Green Line - the Orange, Red and Blue lines are now dead to the mapping service. Read more.

By - 8/5/16 - 10:32 pm

A downed wire near Harvard Avenue is causing grief for anybody trying to get anywhere on the B Line tonight.

By - 8/5/16 - 5:07 pm

An overhead wire that obeyed the laws of gravity near the Westwood train station is wreaking havoc on the Northeast Corridor this afternoon, causing massive delays for both Keolis and Amtrak riders in both directions - including many Pearl Jam fans trying to get to Fenway Park for their concert tonight. Read more.

By - 8/5/16 - 1:49 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Malden resident they say smashed a brick into the head of another man in the North Station commuter-rail waiting area around 5:15 p.m. yesterday.

Read more.

By - 8/5/16 - 12:47 pm
Newsstand in the old Sullivan Square station

Sullivan Square didn't always feel like a depressing afterthought to the construction of an interstate in the middle of a horrible rotary. The original station, built at the turn of the last century, featured a soaring vaulted ceiling, elegant architectural touches - and tracks for trolleys. Remember trolleys? The only thing it didn't have was Donut and Donuts. Read more.

By - 8/5/16 - 8:55 am

People coming from the direction of Alewife are sitting in trains not moving because a train at Park Street just gained its wings.

By - 8/4/16 - 12:28 pm

The T is vowing quick relief for Orange Line riders driven mad by high-volume wheel squealing in the downtown tunnel over the past couple of days.

"Track Teams are working to address this asap," the T tweeted this morning. "Our apologies for the loud noise."

How loud is it? Read more.

By - 8/2/16 - 10:19 pm

The T is advising "moderate" delays due to a deceased train at Wonderland.

By - 8/2/16 - 12:25 pm

The Boston Fire Department has asked for power to be shut in both directions at Massachusetts Avenue due to a track fire.

UPDATE: Trash fire on the tracks extinguished at 12:35 p.m.

By - 8/2/16 - 10:49 am
Travis Artist

Transit Police report arresting a Boston man they say attacked a cop at Harvard Square station around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.

Police say the officer stopped Travis Artist after spotting him going through a fare gate without paying. The cop wrote him a citation and then Artist mouthed off, at which point the cop told him he was now trespassing and ordered him out of the station. Read more.

By - 8/2/16 - 10:22 am
Instructions for crane operator at Readville train station

Amtrak's parked what looks like a battle crane train on a siding at Readville station in Hyde Park. It has some instructions for how to signal the crane operator to move the thing plastered on one side. Read more.

By - 8/1/16 - 6:01 pm

The T is reporting "moderate" delays westbound due to a trolley now enjoying its eternal rest at Park Street. All trolleys not similarly indisposed will be leaving from the track along the wall.

By - 8/1/16 - 5:50 pm

The MBTA today approved a deal with Omni-Navitas Holdings to install solar panels and related equipment at 37 lots and garages at T stations.

Under the 20-year deal, the company will pay the T $1.9 million in rent the first year, with a 3% increase each following year. Coupled with savings in snow-removal and electricity costs at the stations, the T expects to recoup $55 million over the length of the contract. Read more.

By - 8/1/16 - 9:47 am
Line to get CharlieCards renewed

Mark Novak shows us the line this morning to add another month to CharlieCards.

By - 8/1/16 - 9:11 am

Transit Police report they are looking for Jose Guthrie, 40, for an incident on an Orange Line train last Tuesday night at the Tufts Medical Center station.

Police say that around 9:35 p.m., Guthrie pointed a weapon, possibly a gun, at somebody on a train at the station. Read more.