The T

By - 1/23/14 - 7:53 am

Transit Police report arresting Raymond Castillo, 34, on charges he's the man seen on video attacking a woman in a passageway at the Haymarket T stop on Jan. 6 - and getting away with all of $2.

Boston Municipal Court Judge Annette Forde imposed $25,000 bail at Castillo's arraignment on charges of armed robbery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, the... Read more

By - 1/23/14 - 7:27 am
Packed Sullivan Station on the MBTA's Orange Line

In 30 minutes, 3 trains came into Sullivan too packed to let any riders on. Photo by Jared May.

UPDATE: The Blue Line joined the party shortly before 10 a.m., when a train ascended to Valhalla at Wonderland.

Dead inbound train at Quincy Center would be harshing the mellow of Red Line commuters this morning if they weren't busy concentrating on staying warm. An Orange Line train could only make it to Back Bay before departing this mortal coil, but riders from the north... Read more

By - 1/21/14 - 6:24 pm
Crowded Green Line trolley

Extreme snowy-headed smushing on the Riverside Line. Photo by Ari Ofsevit.

T riders and drivers alike reported hordes of people and crowds of cars going nowhere fast. T riders trying to get into their cars at the ends of lines reported slogs just trying to get out of garages and parking lots.

Haven't moved out of my parking spot in 30 minutes.

Abigail Taylor reports:

Snowly Moly! It just took me

... Read more
By - 1/19/14 - 2:40 pm

I'm sure underused Symphony Station won't be a high priority, but here's one for the list. Or we could just leave it to confuse the tourists!

By - 1/17/14 - 7:45 am

The MBTA has rejected a proposal to move the "temporary" bus yard to American Legion Highway in favor of a plan to rebuild the current bus yard - and hand over several acres to the city for housing and parkland, the Jamaica Plain Gazette reports.

However, the T has no plans to fund the rebuilding proposal.... Read more

By - 1/16/14 - 7:36 am
Steam cleaning Boylston Street trolley

Roving UHub photographer John Pellegrino roved down to Boylston station last night, where he watched MBTA workers steam cleaning the graffiti right off those two historic trolleys.

He's posted a series of photos of the cleaning work, including this shot from the start of the work:

Cleaning trolleys

Nearing completion:

By - 1/14/14 - 1:24 pm
Defaced trolley at Boylston Streeet in Boston

Roving UHub photographer John Pellegrino was among many people this morning to notice the desecration of the historic MTA trolleys parked at Boylston station.

Transit Police in the past have come down pretty hard on any taggers they catch.

A T spokesman said detectives are already hunting for the tagger and will review video from the station's surveillance cameras.... Read more

By - 1/13/14 - 9:34 pm

Around 9:25 p.m., somebody drove onto the B Line tracks at Brighton and Commonwealth avenues and then didn't move anymore.

Service is now halted until the T can get a tow truck to pull the car off the tracks.

By - 1/13/14 - 7:36 pm
Car on the Green Line at BC

An actual car, at BC, as photographed around 7:15 p.m. by Josh Gottlieb.

By - 1/12/14 - 2:18 pm
Pantsless subway riders

Greg Hum snapped a photo of a dog on the Blue Line today. Oh, yeah, and some people who are also not wearing any pants.

By - 1/12/14 - 11:24 am

Is it time for the No Pants Subway Ride already? Why yes, it is. Behave yourself, Transit Police say, although it's not clear if they're addressing participants or observers.

By - 1/10/14 - 11:02 pm

A pair of alleged rappers were arraigned today on charges they reacted to a complaint about the volume of their vocals at Mass. Ave. on the Orange Line Thursday night by doing a little Jim Croce on their critic's head.

Boston Municipal Court Judge Robert J. McKenna released Shakera Bowden of Dorchester and Curtessa Franklin of Canton, both 19, on personal recognizance, according to... Read more

By - 1/10/14 - 8:23 am
Back Bay men's room

On the plus side, as Ninth discovered yesterday, the current conditions reduce the odds of stuffed up sinks flooding the floors.

Earlier:
Welcome relief: South Station women's room now at 'airport grade'

By - 1/9/14 - 5:32 pm

Well, actually, it's not picking up much at all right now, thanks to a southbound train that decided at Charles/MGH it needed a doctor right away.

By - 1/9/14 - 2:53 pm
Boston trolleys

Can you figure out when and where this photo was taken? From the Boston City Archives, natch. See it larger.

By - 1/9/14 - 7:49 am

An inbound Orange Line train lay down and died this morning at North Station. Jennifer, who was on the train, reports:

They said “train is out of service”, but not letting anyone off. WTF.

The driver then came by each car and opened one door to let riders exit.

A Green Line train headed to Cleveland Circle decided it like Park Street just fine... Read more

By - 1/8/14 - 4:20 pm

The Globe reports the board of the state Department of Transportation voted today to replace MBCR with the French company Keolis to run commuter rail for at least eight years, starting this June.

By - 1/8/14 - 11:35 am

Boston Magazine reports the T will allow ads from an anti-Palestinian group now that it's agreed to modify a supposed quote from Ayn Rand that refers to "those engaged in savage acts" against Israel rather than just "savages" and to change a demand to defeat "jihad" with a demand to defeat "violent jihad."

The change came after a federal judge declined to force... Read more

By - 1/7/14 - 5:55 pm

Signal problems at Orient Heights are stalling trains along the line this afternoon. Tim Lawrence reports the driver of his train, stopped at one station, came on the PA to suggest:

Feel free to get out and stretch.

By - 1/7/14 - 5:17 pm
Proposed Nott Street project

BRA officials make a rare visit to Hyde Park tomorrow for a meeting on a proposed 27-unit residential building at the Fairmount train station off Fairmount Avenue.

At the session, which starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 1179 River St., the Southwest Boston Community Development Corp. and the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corp. will explain their proposal for the Residences at Fairmount Station.... Read more

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