Charles/MGH

By - 11/14/14 - 7:53 pm
Huge crowds at Kendall Square on the Red Line

Kendall Square, 6:20 p.m. Photo by Mark.

Not long after 6 p.m., the Red Line did what it does so well: Fail. Specifically, a train got to the Longfellow Bridge, looked down and grew so terrified it would fall in the river, or something, that it just died right there, as Devin Cole shows us:

The driver somehow managed to coax the... Read more

By - 11/1/14 - 10:43 am
Stuck Red Line train in Boston

The scene around 10:30. Photo by Stephen Marsden.

Firefighters responded to Charles/MGH around 10:15 a.m. for a fire that started in the wheel assembly of an inbound car on a Red Line train. They made short work of the fire, but, of course, that meant "severe" delays - as well as smoke in Kendall station.

Around 10:40 a.m., the train was pushed into the station for inspection before being pushed to... Read more

By - 9/24/14 - 6:02 pm
Red Line train offloaded at Park Street

Outbound Red Line train offloaded at Park. Photo by Chuck Giroux.

So there's a defunct train at Charles/MGH. Or maybe it's the train that was offloaded at Kendall. Whatevs, the Red Line is a hot rush-hour mess this evening.

UPDATE: By 6:12, trains were slowly running again, but the problem was they were running so full that people on platforms couldn't get in, given that we don't have any of those Tokyo pushers around here, as... Read more

By - 6/2/14 - 6:07 pm

The afternoon T woe report: A Red Line train somewhere north of Charles/MGH is stuck with doors that won't close and switch problems on commuter rail just outside South Station are doing wonders for Tavern in the Square.

By - 3/29/14 - 1:17 pm

Ari floats the idea of a short elevated atop Cambridge Street to complete the fabled Red/Blue connector - an idea currently gathering dust on some state shelf due to its cost.

Key to his plan: A portal, filled in decades ago, that once let trolleys go into a tunnel that ultimately led to another tunnel under the harbor to East Boston: The portal, several... Read more

By - 1/23/14 - 4:16 pm

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.

By - 1/9/14 - 5:32 pm

Well, actually, it's not picking up much at all right now, thanks to a southbound train that decided at Charles/MGH it needed a doctor right away.

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 - 12/31/13 - 3:16 pm

Around 2:50 p.m. at Charles/MGH as cops swarmed the station looking for somebody who might have robbed a bank in Central Square.

UPDATE: Cambridge Police report:

Cambridge police are currently investigating a bank robbery that occurred today at approximately 2:00 pm at Bank of America 727 Mass Avenue. The suspect passed a note, unknown amount of money was taken, no weapon was shown

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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 - 11/20/13 - 9:52 pm

Transit Police report arresting somebody too young to have his name released for the botched robbery attempt last week that ended with him being chased out of Charles/MGH by a group of fed-up commuters.

The teen was scheduled for an appearance in Boston Municipal Court's juvenile session on a charge of assault with intent to rob, police say.... Read more

By - 11/13/13 - 11:30 am

Update: Arrest made.

A woman's screams from one end of the outbound Charles/MGH platform got the attention of other people waiting for the train shortly before 9:30 this morning - and some of them started running after the guy who'd just grabbed her purse. Sarah Connors reports:

{It was] on platform, pretty far from the exit. Lady started yelling, dude started weaving through

... Read more
By - 11/12/13 - 7:50 am

At 7:28 a.m., Mike Connor tweeted:

It's officially snowing in Boston. Snow is blowing into the red line car "standing by for a moment" at MGH.

A train died on the Red Line this morning, of course, this time at Alewife. Also, the T reports issues on the Red Line and some commuter lines with slippery rail, caused not by the snow but by... Read more

By - 10/18/13 - 8:14 pm

Transit Police say this guy wasn't going to let the locked doors of a closed Charles/MGH last Friday stop him from getting up onto the platform for a train that wasn't coming because it was 1:46 a.m.: He kicked in a panel of one of the station's doors, went upstairs and after waiting for awhile, took a piss onto the tracks.

Naturally, they'd like... Read more

By - 8/2/13 - 6:16 pm

Maria Elena Cruz watched the whole thing unfold shortly after 5 p.m.:

Just witnessed an assault on a woman at MGH Station. This amazing guy jumped out of his bike, in front of cars to save her. Huge dude choked and dragged woman to floor right outside the back-door exit of MGH. Guy riding bike on street jumps in front of cars to confront

... Read more
By - 7/26/13 - 9:31 am

Signal problems on the Longfellow or track problems at Charles/MGH, take your pick of announcements.

By - 2/19/13 - 6:23 pm

Why, yes, a train gave up the ghost at Charles/MGH this evening, following this morning's track problems.

By - 1/23/13 - 8:02 am

Bostonians had their choice of venues for standing around this morning, such as Andrew. Photo byBostonians had their choice of venues for standing around this AM, such as Andrew. Photo by Chris... Read more

By - 7/20/12 - 8:54 am

Charles/MGH

An aggrieved citizen reports:

Distasteful ad on beautiful public sculpture-MBTA station.

In a forest-trees situation, the city marked the complaint "closed," because:

This isn't graffiti. the markings on the street are for construction.

Note to Mayor's Hotline folks: Look up. And then mark the complaint closed because the MBTA... Read more

By - 6/18/12 - 5:36 pm

UPDATE, 6:10 p.m. Firefighters confirmed fire is out, get off tracks, T to restore power.

Today's track fire is by Charles/MGH and, of course, it's causing delays - not to be confused with the morning delays caused by signal problems as JFK/UMass (maybe the T needs to stop giving stops dual names).

This is the first Red Line fire since last Thursday.... Read more

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