Stuck at West and Washington streets (they're supposed to go down Temple)
A trolley decided Park Street was a good place to push up some daisies around 7:10 this morning. Or as A.P. Blake puts it:
My Green Line died in the worst possible spot. Blocking the mainline and Park St loop. Inspectors entering tunnel. All of the MBTA Green Line is at a halt downtown. Train needed to push mine.... Read more
Transit Police report they are investigating what led a 24-year-old from Roxbury to drive into a stopped Route 240 bus around 10:30 a.m. on North Main Street in Randolph.
The car driver was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he died, police say. Nine passengers on the bus were taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injures.
The bus and the 2007 Infiniti were... Read more
So where does a massive bulldog sit on the Orange Line? Anywhere he wants.
A Quincy man charged with masturbating on an inbound Red Line train before reaching a crescendo just before Broadway at first denied he was playing his flute, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office says.
During an interview at Transit Police headquarters after his arrest yesterday, James Cox "allegedly made statements first indicating that he was not masturbating but in fact had crabs... Read more
Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man on charges of gross disgustingness on an inbound Red Line train around 2 p.m. on Tuesday after a woman filed this complaint:
[W]hile traveling on an inbound Red Line train a male seated across from her began to masturbate while looking directly at her. This occurred in the vicinity of JFK/UMass station. Upon completion the male smeared... Read more
And now there is a mouse on the train. And apparently it fell from the ceiling.
Between Haymarket and Government Center around 10 p.m. The Orange Line is being suggested as an alternative in either direction.
UPDATE, Friday a.m.: Appears to have been fixed.
Death pointed a bony finger at an inbound Red Line train at Charles/MGH shortly before 4 p.m. A trolley on the C Line departed this mortal coil before it could get to Cleveland Circle.
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
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
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.
Abigail Taylor reports:
Snowly Moly! It just took me... Read more
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!
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
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:
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
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.
An actual car, at BC, as photographed around 7:15 p.m. by Josh Gottlieb.