The T

By - 3/4/16 - 8:43 am

Angel reports from an inbound Riverside Line trolley that got just past Hynes and then had to stop around 8:15 a.m. because of signal problems:

"This train is a nightmare!" and "I can't wait to get off this thing." Who said it? The driver!

By - 3/3/16 - 7:29 am

The T is reporting signal problems between North Quincy and JFK/UMass on the Red Line.

At 7:21 a.m., Dave Curran reported he got on the train at Wollaston 30 minutes earlier and still hadn't reached JFK/UMass.

By - 3/2/16 - 10:37 pm
Crowded Blue Line station at State Street

Jordan Frias found himself in a rush-hour-like crowd at State Street around 10 p.m., 15 minutes or so after a train switched to the Pearly Gates track at Maverick.

By - 3/2/16 - 6:01 pm

Somebody was hit by a train near Mansfield station this afternoon. The station itself was shut - and the parking lot is closed - and delays persist along the Providence Line.

By - 3/2/16 - 1:46 pm

City councilors want to begin working with the MBTA to see if all the computerized traffic lights the city has been installing could be used to improve bus service. Read more.

By - 3/2/16 - 8:26 am

A MassDOT report concludes the driver of the infamous train was to blame for it heading towards town by itself, but notes the T is also aiming to fix the condition that led him to leave the train in the first place - problems with an old cabling system leased from Verizon that was making signals fail and trains stop on the tracks south of North Quincy. Read more.

By - 3/1/16 - 10:25 am

State officials say they've had to push back replacement of the aging Comm. Ave. bridge over the turnpike by a year because of design mistakes by an engineering firm working on the project.

The delay, however, means the state is increasing the number of open lanes in each direction on the turnpike under the bridge from three to four lanes. Read more.

By - 2/29/16 - 11:26 pm

Bridj, the sort-of buspooling service, says it's working out a plan to provide late-night service on weekends after the T stops running past 12:45 a.m. or so come mid-March. Read more.

By - 2/29/16 - 8:34 am
Manual switching at Airport on the Blue Line

The T reports "minor" delays on the Blue Line due to a switch problem. Kate Donaghey watched workers manually operate a switch at Airport. She adds:

Train arrived northbound, pulled up a bit, they switched the tracks and the train came back Bowdoin bound. Waited about 12mins today.

By - 2/29/16 - 7:57 am

MassDOT says reductions in overtime and other costs mean the T should end the current fiscal year $75 million under budget - money that will immediately go towards plugging a budget deficit that starts July 1. Read more.

By - 2/27/16 - 3:10 pm
Man gets a seat on the Red Line

Ari Ofsevit spotted somebody sitting in the most comfortable seat on the Red Line today.

Past self-seaters on the T:
Green Line.
Red Line.

By - 2/27/16 - 8:07 am

The Herald reports two groups submitted bids for an MBTA-owned parcel next to the Mattapan Line station in Mattapan Square. Both are looking at apartments and retail for the 2.5-acre parcel.

By - 2/26/16 - 1:49 pm

Now that they've got the dirtbike situation under control. The Globe reports the T is even planning a public-education campaign about the ban.

Wait, when did this become an issue?

By - 2/25/16 - 1:25 pm
Spitting suspect sought

Transit Police have released a photo of a guy they say spit at a T bus driver on a 442 bus near Central Square in Lynn shortly before 6 p.m. on Feb. 15.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050, or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.

By - 2/25/16 - 8:33 am

Some sort of power problem at Back Bay means the T is urging people headed for downtown points to use the Green Line instead. Meanwhile, The Management reports:

Stuck at Aquarium and i can't even see the penguins. Blue Line delay due to "signal problem" at Orient Heights.

By - 2/24/16 - 9:20 pm

Tonight's commuter-rail tale of woe comes from Jennifer Emmaline, who thought her train from Worcester to Boston would leave at 7:50 p.m., only to learn that a) An Amtrak train that got to Union Station, looked around and decided that was as good a place as any to just die and b) The solution turned out to be to connect that train to her train, which would then try to pull it all the way to South Station. Read more.

By - 2/24/16 - 6:48 pm

More signal problems, this time at Alewife. J Patience reports:

I boarded at Park between 6 - 6:05. Now starting to stand by at Harvard. 6:47.

By - 2/24/16 - 10:52 am

The Supreme Judicial Court today ordered a trial for a man charged with reckless endangerment of a child after he was allegedly caught drunkenly stumbling down the Kingston/Plymouth Line with his 11-year-old son.

A district-court judge had tossed the charge - but left standing another criminal complaint for violating a law against walking on train tracks - saying prosecutors had failed to prove that David Coggeshall knew he was putting his son at risk as they ambled down the tracks in 2013.

The state's highest court ruled, in essence: Please. Read more.

By - 2/24/16 - 9:04 am

Shortly before 9 a.m., Lyzard reported:

MBTA is jerking us around on the Longfellow for over 10 minutes .start.. Stop.. Starts. Stops. Riders Ready to puke.

Five minutes later, the T announced "moderate" delays due to signal problems on the bridge and now at least one train is just sitting there.