The T

By - 1/3/14 - 9:02 am

As Rich Davey predicted yesterday, the T has been having problems with the cold this morning. Red Line trains kept dying south of the city, leading to massive delays and eventually bustitution.

Several commuter-rail lines had weather-related delays as well, although, ironically, the Needham Line ran on time.

By - 1/2/14 - 4:08 pm

There's a train at Charles/MGH with door issues.

But not all Red Line trains are stuck. Kat Nicole reports:

Stuck? My Alewife subway car is actually sliding backwards a bit on Longfellow bridge now. Hopefully we scrape across?

By - 1/2/14 - 12:27 pm

Gov. Patrick says the state is not currently looking at shutting the MBTA like it did in last February's blizzard, because the snowfall is nowhere near as great.

Still, at the same noon press conference, state Transportation Secretary Rich Davey acknowledged that "the cold usually has significant impact on the MBTA," so any riders tomorrow might have to brace for possible issues.

Both added they... Read more

By - 12/31/13 - 10:53 pm

Transit and Boston Police and EMTs responded to the busway at JFK/UMass around 10:40 p.m., where a man showed up sliced in the throat and chest, although not life-threateningly so. Transit Police report he was stabbed off T property, but wound up there.

By - 12/31/13 - 10:55 am

No, they won't be counting down to the rockin' New Year tonight, but will tell you how long until the next Red Line train. The T reports they blinked into existence today.

By - 12/30/13 - 5:35 pm

A roving UHub reader just checked in from Downtown Crossing, where a dead train is causing all sorts of ire:

The ire at Downtown Crossing is so strong you could hang your parka on it. "Moderate delays" per automated announcement, but this crowd is overflowing from the platform to the stairs and hallways.

By - 12/30/13 - 9:52 am

Adrian Walker introduces us to the people behind MBCR's proposed $65-million train-repair facility at the old Stop & Shop warehouse complex - who, it turns out, would not be MBCR:

MBCR may have done less than due diligence on some of the people it has chosen to help manage the rail line. In addition to Taylor, a charming man who as a matter of

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By - 12/28/13 - 11:37 am

The Globe reports that MBCR, which currently runs commuter rail for the MBTA, has promised to build a $65-million repair on part of the site of the old Stop & Shop warehouse complex on the Readville/Dedham line if its contract is renewed.

In 2007, a developer proposed 1,850 housing units on the site, in a proposal that would have required Boston annexing a... Read more

By - 12/24/13 - 3:14 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court jury ruled the MBTA was not to blame for a fall suffered by a man in a wheelchair after he got off a bus in Chelsea in 2007.

Daniel Donovan claimed a bus driver made him get off slightly past the normal stop at the Chelsea Soldiers' Home, on a stretch of sidewalk with a relatively steep slope, which caused his... Read more

By - 12/23/13 - 1:26 pm
Rand ad

A federal judge has rejected a pro-Israel group's demands that the MBTA be required to immediately post ads that use an Ayn Rand quote to support Israel, because there's nothing wrong with the T's policy to reject any ads that a "reasonable" person would find "demeaning or disparaging" toward a large group of people, such as, say, by calling them savages.

In his ruling,... Read more

By - 12/21/13 - 9:02 pm
Ferret on the MBTA

Kayla Greenberg spotted a woman and her ferret at the Chinatown Orange Line stop tonight.

Same ferret two years ago at Back Bay?

By - 12/21/13 - 12:03 pm
Caruso

Transit Police report that when Thomas Caruso, 55, was told yesterday afternoon that the bus he was trying to board at Maverick was full and he'd have to wait for the next one, he began screaming and then kicked the bus's door, cracking its glass.

Police say responding officers found Caruso on Paris Street. When they began to place him in a cruiser for... Read more

By - 12/21/13 - 11:16 am

Take a look at Scott Parkinson's photo of a partially swallowed bus around 4 a.m. at Dorchester Avenue and W. Broadway, where a water main burst.

Adam reports:

This pothole has been patched over 100 times. The bump was a great reminder everyday that I was home in Southie.

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By - 12/20/13 - 6:59 pm

Shortly after 6 p.m. on Bailey Street, per Alertnewengland.

The T shut all bus and subway service to and from Ashmont; police also shut the roads around the shooting scene.

By - 12/20/13 - 9:55 am
Wanted for Ruggles attack

The news of late has been full of nice stories about good Samaritans coming to the aid of people being mugged or attacked, but active intervention is not without risk: Transit Police report the man stabbed at the Ruggles T stop Wednesday afternoon was shanked while trying to help a woman being assaulted by two men.

Transit Police have released surveillance... Read more

By - 12/19/13 - 7:56 am
Waiting for the Orange Line

The morning started off with delays due to unspecified debris on the tracks (we like to think of it as being the remains of a snack by the blind white wolves that roam the Orange Line at night). A train departed this mortal coil at Oak Grove. And now there are signal problems at Wellington, and you know what that means.

Nick Palmarozzo took the... Read more

By - 12/18/13 - 9:35 pm
Van on D Line in Waban

UPDATE: An MBTA spokesman reports: "The motorist said he was following directions from his GPS device."

Everything's bigger in Texas, including, no doubt, the story about how this van with Texas plates wound up on the tracks at Waban tonight, forcing riders, such as Ian Lamont, who took this picture, to sit and stew.

The T provided this photo of workers pushing the vehicle... Read more

By - 12/18/13 - 5:47 pm

Updated and corrected with info from Transit Police.

Transit Police report a man, about 40, was stabbed "in the torso area" around 5:50 p.m. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

By - 12/18/13 - 8:58 am

Transit Police report that around 7 p.m. yesterday, a man riding the 66 bus grabbed a fellow passenger's iPhone 5S and jumped off the bus at Cambridge and Wilton streets in Allston. And then didn't get very far:

Another passenger who witnessed the robbery came to the victim's aid and pursued the robber off the bus and chased him down tackling him into

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