The T

By - 6/15/16 - 4:53 pm

Wanted for attack at South Station.

Transit Police are seeking the public's help to identify a guy they say nearly killed another man following a "lengthy argument" in the commuter-rail waiting area at South Station on Saturday. Read more.

By - 6/15/16 - 11:21 am

Transit Police report arresting a Medford man they say threatened to kill T workers who caught him trying to evade his fare at Harvard Square and then punched a T cop before he was brought under control yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By - 6/13/16 - 10:04 am
Flowers bedeck an MBTA bus stop in the South End

TaliMeBanana noticed this flower-bedecked T bus stop on Mass. Ave. in the South End yesterday.

They're the work of Kristyn Price, who is doing short-term flower installations across the South End, under the hash tag #guerillaflowerfare.

By - 6/9/16 - 9:40 am

UPDATE, 10:10 a.m. The problem was briefly so severe the T was busing passengers between Forest Hills and Stony Brook, but they say it's all good now.

A T alert of "moderate" delays on the inbound Orange Line due to signal problems at Forest Hills was, of course, followed shortly after by a T alert of "moderate" delays on the outbound Orange Line.

By - 6/8/16 - 7:47 am
Rusted out old Orange Line train

More Bondo, stat! From the report.

The MBTA last year quietly increased the spacing between trains during rush hour, decreasing the line's peak-time capacity by 25% and increasing the odds that frustrated passengers at certain stops won't even be able to get on a train at all because they're already full to bursting. Read more.

By - 6/2/16 - 6:40 pm

Firefighters are at Haymarket. Expect delays.

By - 6/2/16 - 6:03 pm

All trains have 10 to 15 minute delays per the station PA announcements. No phone alerts about this, but just got a reminder alert about the July fare increases - ugh!

By - 6/2/16 - 4:35 pm

Seems somebody other than our favorite Massachusetts transit authority owns the domain and going to that site will make your computer lock up and your hair catch on fire, so don't go there.

By - 5/31/16 - 7:48 pm

The MBTA says service on the Orange Line is back to normal after the "severe" delays caused by a train that acted like a cat that had already gone through nine lives at Assembly Square.

This morning:
It's no joke when a train begins to smoke.

By - 5/31/16 - 11:34 am

UPDATE, 1:15 p.m. Jules Wang reports debit and credit cards work with fare machines again.

The T reports:

Credit/Debit card sales are temporarily unavailable at all stations and online at Purchases can continue to be made at retail sales locations.

By - 5/31/16 - 7:55 am

The Orange Line wilted around 6 a.m. when a train headed towards Forest Hills began to smoke at State Street.

By - 5/27/16 - 8:28 am

No, really. BranchDesign chronicled her commute this morning on the Little Line that Couldn't: The train that finally came was so crowded 40 people were standing just in her car and the conductor couldn't check tickets. Also:

Train so late that two women had one of their husband deliver Starbucks while waiting.

By - 5/24/16 - 3:50 pm
Interesting bus stop on Boylston Street in Back Bay

JB Parrett shows us the bus stop on Boylston Street at Dartmouth.

By - 5/24/16 - 3:20 pm
No hoverboards on the MBTA

The MBTA announced today it's banning hoverboards on T property - all trains, buses, boats and stations - effective immediately.

The T says the things are just too much of a risk and menace, mainly because of their tendency to burst into flames, but also because riders can easily fall off them, tumbling to the ground - or onto train tracks: Read more.

By - 5/24/16 - 7:45 am

All sorts of mishegas going on on the Lowell Line this morning due to signal problems at Anderson/Woburn.

By - 5/23/16 - 5:55 pm

"Moderate delays," the T says about the little trolley that couldn't. Bristol Whitcher reports:

Smells like burning rubber, "help is on the way"; morale is low.

By - 5/23/16 - 8:39 am

Switch problems at Park Street mean "moderate" delays for people heading into town on the Green Line, the T reports.

By - 5/22/16 - 8:40 am
MBTA commuter rail train in Cambridge

JB Parrett watched a train go by in Cambridge the other evening.

By - 5/20/16 - 5:52 pm

WBUR reports a federal muckymuck says simpler, less expensive plans for the Green Line Extension seem OK with her.

Federal approval is vital since without it, we'll lose roughly $1 billion in money for the extension. Of course, the state is still playing the Dread Pirate Roberts role - "Good night, Green Line Extension, good work, sleep well, I'll most likely kill you in the morning."