A Red Line train sighed its last, gave up the ghost, kicked the bucket, shuffled off this mortal coil, put its other foot in the grave, went the way of all flesh (metal?), cashed in its chips, went pining for the fjords, bit the big one, cashed out and just generally passed over to the other side at Downtown Crossing this morning. A T spokesman... Read more
Red Line trains are bypassing the station as the bomb squad investigates.
UPDATE: A T spokesman says:
The "item" was never in doubt. A Police K9 earlier this morning had detected something in the area of a communications box mounted on the wall. A subsequent x-ray look at the box turned up nothing out of the ordinary.... Read more
Some MIT students (natch) say they've figured out how to build the guts of CharlieCards into stylish rings, which would let anyone,... Read more
Unfortunately, it was a regular trolley that slipped off its tracks at Coolidge Corner, around 10:30 a.m. The good... Read more
Literally: The power at the station went out around 9:45 p.m. At least one person is stuck in an elevator; the T is readying some bustitution.
Transit Police report arresting Kenneth Nelson, 28, of Dorchester on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident on a T bus Saturday afternoon.
Police say Nelson attacked a woman on the bus at Blue Hill Avenue and Washington Street around 2:50 p.m. An arriving T cop noticed a man matching his description not long after about a block away by... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports Verizon has finally signed a deal with the company that runs wireless service along subway routes and expects to roll out underground service starting by year's end, starting with voice. Exactly how extensive the service will be remains undisclosed, but it will go beyond the four downtown stations where Verizon customers now get bars instead of an X.... Read more
It was just like every other day at Longwood Medical Area Station: waiting 20+ minutes until one of the "every 8 minutes" Heath St trains showed up at 12:10. On cue, a green sardine can came hurtling towards me, but then proceeded all the way up to the intersection before speeding off and blowing it's horn. That was certainly not typical. From my knowledge of... Read more
Grease on tracks just outbound from South Station ignited in four separate spots shortly before 8 p.m.
The T shut Red Line service in both directions. Firefighters at first responded to Broadway due to heavy smoke. After evacuating the station, however, they discovered the smoke had been blown into that station through the tunnel from South Station.
Transit Police report they are looking for this woman for allegedly spitting at a Route 426 driver around 11:20 p.m. on Aug. 2 at Lynn and Wesley streets in Malden.
Transit Police report arresting a Plaistow, NH man trying to get on a train at North Station yesterday on charges he waved a knife at a conductor on the line last week.
According to police, Eric Foster's ire was raised on the evening of Aug. 9 when his Haverhill train reached the end of the line and a conductor tried to rouse him from... Read more
Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district: 1964-2013 is exactly what it says on the label - a complete listing of every single change the T has made to bus, subway and commuter-rail service since its founding in 1964, with special bonus pre-MBTA mini histories of what are now the Green, Red, Blue and Orange lines - all compacted into a single 342-page... Read more
I walked across the Longfellow bridge today to observe the construction.
There were state police officers stationed at either end of the bridge telling cyclists to dismount and walk their bikes on the sidewalk (there was no room for them to bike on the road, given that the MBTA had both lanes of traffic). The cyclists I saw obeyed, at least until they were... Read more
The Cape Flyer weekend service between South Station and Hyannis was originally going to end Labor Day weekend, but MBTA and Cape officials say it's proven popular enough to warrant the extra weekends:
The long awaited return of weekend rail service to Cape Cod has proven successful, attracting a total of 11,031 customers for the period from the beginning of service on Memorial Day weekend... Read more
Updated Sunday a.m.
Transit Police report the recovery of a body of a man in his 50s from under an outbound Orange Line train shortly after 11 p.m.
Transit Police detectives along with the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office are currently investigating the facts and circumstances leading to the incident. At this time there are no signs of foul play
The T organized bus... Read more
Lengthy delays on the... Read more
Transit Police report a chatty guy struck up a conversation with another man at the Quincy Center Red Line station last night and bragged that he was "a wanted man."
Turns out he was telling the truth. And turns out the other guy was an undercover Transit Police officer patrolling the station.
Transit Police say officers arrested William Mavrides, 25, on several outstanding warrants... Read more
For the second time in two weeks, the Blue Line couldn't run during the morning rush hour due to wire problems.