UPDATE, 5:30 p.m. Problems persist - The Braintree-bound are being told to take any train they can jam into to JFK for a shuttle bus.
At South Station, Kate Birney reports:
just got pulled off braintree to alewife & routed to... Read more
You get a delay! And you get a delay! And you get a delay!
Trains lapsed into unconsciousness on the Red Line and the C, D and E trolley lines. But the Orange Line saved the worst for last: A dead train at Ruggles that sat there for nearly 20 minutes before operators got the idea to get the train behind it to push it... Read more
JFK/UMass. The alert went out around 5:50 a.m.
A man apparently breaking into a car outside 97 Baxter Street in South Boston around 4 a.m. was interrupted by police officers, who began running after him.
He then jumped into one of their cruisers and floored it, hitting at least two of them, sending them to the hospital with minor injuries, a source... Read more
Transit Police report arresting Christopher Broxton, 36, of Quincy, on charges he grabbed money out of a Red Line rider's hands at JFK/UMass on Monday.
Broxton, who then allegedly fled with his pit bull, was arrested Friday thanks in large part to tips from the public, Transit Police said.
That the... Read more
UPDATE: Arrest made.
Transit Police report they are looking for a man who went up to somebody counting money on the Red Line platform around 9:40 p.m. on Monday, grabbed the money, then fled up the stairs to Columbia Road.
Photos and video after the jump, but first a fun little game: Guess the guy's race.
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UPDATE: A second Red Line train died at Alewife; another Green Line trolley gave up the ghost, bollxing up outbound C and E service. Commuter rail? You don't want to know.
In this young year, the Red Line is now 2 for 2 in morning-commute delays due to dead trains, this time at JFK/UMass, but today has the extra bonus of delays due to "weather-related... Read more
MBTA Transit Police report a Red Line rider and her cash were reunited this holiday season thanks to an honest fellow passenger.
Last Friday afternoon, police say, a guy on his way into town who was about to sit down at JFK/UMass started to move what he thought was some trash on the seat:
In doing so he noticed a five dollar bill protruding... Read more
Boston Police report they are looking for a guy who is robbing women coming out of the JFK/UMass, Savin Hill, Shawmut and Ashmont T stop between 7 and 10:30 p.m.
In some of the incidents, the suspect, described as a black male with a thin build, age 20-30, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and showed a handgun. The male suspect has engaged victims in... Read more
The MBTA forwarded this photo of a tree down on the Red Line just south of Fields Corner and this photo of a tree down just north of JFK/UMass:
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MBTA Transit Police report arresting a man they say was about to sell some drugs at the JFK/UMass Red Line stop yesterday evening.
Robert Paul, 36, of Roxbury, was allegedly packing meth, pot, heroin, oxycodone and diazepam when two officers interrupted him and a potential buyer near a Columbia Road exit gate around 7:30... Read more
How about "a structural problem" that has closed the bus ramp to JFK/UMass? The T is running a shuttle bus between JFK and Andrew.
Oh, and there's a boring disabled train at Braintree.
Ed Forry watched a tragedy averted this afternoon:
At about 4:40 this afternoon, I walked down the stairs to the platform to catch an Ashmont train that was just arriving. At the platform, I saw several passengers gathering to look into the outbound pit, and saw a young woman lying flat on her back in the middle of the tracks, just four feet away... Read more
For the second night in a row, somebody fell on subway tracks, but this time with a happier outcome.
Boston Fireman reports a man in a wheelchair somehow wound up in the pit at JFK/UMass shortly before 10:30 p.m. Power was shut off northbound and toward both Ashmont and Braintree as fire crews got the man and his chair off the tracks.
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A South End carjacking that ended with a crash near the JFK/UMass T stop had police searching Red Line trains for the suspect this morning.
After being spotted by a detail cop on Waltham Street carjacking a green Lexus SUV around 8 a.m., the suspect drove away, leading responding police units on a chase that went down the Expressway and ended with a crash... Read more
MBTA Transit Police investigating a report of a man exposing himself at the Red Line stop Sunday evening arrested Enrique Lopes on charges he grabbed the buttocks of one woman - and suspect him for grabbing another woman.
Police say Lopes, 30, of North Quincy, approached a woman on the Ashmont platform not long... Read more