Red Line

By - 9/18/17 - 8:27 am

File this under: When it rains, it pours, except the rain isn't supposed to come until tomorrow: At various points this morning, Red Line trains died at Davis, Central and Wollaston. The T current reports "moderate" delays.

By - 9/15/17 - 5:03 pm

Would it surprise you terribly to learn that the Red Line is having signal problems again? This time they're at Kendall/MIT. The MBTA says the delays, on the southbound side, are "minor," but some riders beg to differ:

50 minutes from Alewife to Andrew is not minor.

By - 9/11/17 - 9:21 am

But its carcass has been removed from the tracks and now the T reports things are back to, well, not normal per se, given what the new normal on the Red Line is, but moving at least.

By - 9/7/17 - 4:51 pm

At least it's not signals this time. The MBTA reports a dead train at Davis is gumming up the works. Among those on one of the baby-steps trains behind it is WBZ 1030 anchor Karyn Regal, who has gone into newsradio mode and is reporting her ride:

We have stopped. Woman next to me sets her lips in a thin grim line and shakes her head slowly; eyes closed.

By - 9/6/17 - 8:54 am

Yes, signal problems, this time at Park Street, are causing still more problems on the Red Line this morning.

The Globe reports the Red Line has 99 problems, and all of them are related to signals.

By - 9/5/17 - 5:32 pm

UPDATE, 5:55 p.m. The T has gone to "moderate."

Of course, the signal problems that caused the Red Line to creep this morning, although this time they're at Alewife and, so far at least, the delays are only "minor," the MBTA reports - phrasing that Meri would take issue with:

20+ minutes from S. Sta. And just now at Harvard. Crawling btwn stops. Standing by AGAIN.

By - 9/5/17 - 8:15 am

Signal problems at Kendall mean the dreaded "severe" delays on the Red Line, the MBTA advises.

By - 8/29/17 - 10:29 pm
Cullers

A man arrested for aiming a camera up a woman's skirt at Porter on the Red Line last fall was arrested Sunday afternoon for aiming a camera up a woman's skirt at Broadway station, Transit Police report.

According to police: Read more.

By - 8/28/17 - 4:16 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays towards Alewife due to a train that kicked the bucket at Quincy Adams.

By - 8/11/17 - 3:47 pm
Wanted for upskirting

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy after he allegedly aimed his phone camera up the skirts of women in the Red Line lobby at South Station on Monday.

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

By - 8/7/17 - 4:34 pm

Anne Keane posts a brief video of a snake on the train. Red Line, of course, because, really, what other line would a self-respecting snake take?

By - 8/6/17 - 10:37 pm

The MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays on the southbound side of the Red Line due to a train that couldn't be revived even by the doctors stationed just outside Charles/MGH.

By - 7/24/17 - 5:44 pm

"Moderate" delays on the Red Line due to a train with a permanent X across its personnel file, the MBTA reports.

By - 7/21/17 - 9:17 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line because of a train exceeding its lifespan at Davis Square.

By - 7/20/17 - 6:45 pm

John Stephen Dwyer reports on an incident at the Back Bay Orange Line stop around 2:30 p.m.: Read more.

By - 7/19/17 - 6:09 pm
On a Red Line train with no lights

Rajeeve Martyn posted this selfie at 5:30 p.m. What else to do when you're stuck on a Red Line train with no lights in the tunnel between Harvard and Central?

By - 7/18/17 - 5:17 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to "an ongoing signal problem" at Andrew.

By - 7/13/17 - 9:10 am

"Minor" delays on that branch of the Red Line, the MBTA reports.

By - 7/7/17 - 11:29 pm

The Globe reports that the guy who fell on the Red Line tracks at Park Street yesterday, bringing the line to a halt at rush hour, was dancing his way down the yellow warning strip when he misjudged a move and took a plunge. A T spokesman is quoted as urging riders not to do that.

By - 7/6/17 - 5:24 pm
Woman on tracks at Park Street

T workers, cop tend to man as they await firefighters, EMTs. Photo by KrisKream.

First responders rushed to Park Street shortly after 5 p.m. The man did not come in contact with the third rail, but was knocked unconscious. Read more.