JFK/Umass

By - 8/14/15 - 5:56 pm
Dead train at JFK/UMass

Tense scene at JFK/UMass where doors refused to open. Photo by Angel.

A Braintree train pulled into JFK/UMass and then just sat there because the doors refused to open. Finally, workers figured out how to get people off the train.

Meanwhile, Josh Jacobs reports from a daisy-pushing trolley just past Longwood on the Riverside Line:

This ride on D line trolley 3603 is The Braking of the Riverside 1-0-3 (A.M. at this rate).

OK now someone playing Star Trek opening theme and totally trolling.

By - 8/3/15 - 7:20 pm

The T reports "moderate" Red Line delays outbound due to a toasted switch at JFK, and by "moderate," they mean you don't have to abandon all faith just yet, but get ready to.

By - 6/2/15 - 10:32 am

Transit Police report arresting a Wrentham man on charges he responded to requests from other Red Line riders to stop being obnoxious by doubling down and dropping trou. Read more.

By - 2/17/15 - 8:36 am
Massive line for shuttle buses at Malden Center

See all those people? They're waiting for an Orange Line shuttle bus at Malden Center. "Shuttle bus line is MASSIVE!" Rich reports.

On the more frostbitten segments of the T today, riders slowly shuffled through long lines for shuttle buses. The luckier ones boarded one of the growing number of big charter buses the T has hired, such as these buses that Marta spotted at JFK/UMass for the ride to Quincy and Braintree:

By - 1/9/15 - 6:21 pm

Oh, hey, it's Friday rush hour, so naturally a Red Line train got out a couple of old tokens to pay the ferryman, down at JFK/UMass, and now the entire line has slowed to a crawl and riders are grumbling the inevitable cracks about imagining what service will be like during the Olympics.

By - 10/20/14 - 7:53 am
Evil grinning skull at JFK/UMass Red Line stop in Dorchester

Marta C. captured the visage that woke her up at the JFK/UMass Red Line stop this morning.

By - 6/24/14 - 9:52 pm

State Police, with assistance from their Boston counterparts, are investigating how a man got shot tonight in a car on Old Colony Avenue near the footbridge to Moakley Park. The victim got himself to Boston Medical Center around 9:30 p.m.- where not long after, security guards found a car parked outside with bullet holes.

This was about an hour after another man was stabbed outside the JFK/UMass T stop.

By - 6/9/14 - 9:03 am

Transit Police report arresting a man from Manchester, NH on charges he groped a woman at the JFK/UMass Red Line stop Saturday evening.

According to police, Charles Williams 54, was arrested in the station not long after the alleged attack:

The victim stated as she was walking up the stairs leading to the station a male walking parallel to her suddenly grabbed her and then Indecently Assaulted her. The victim was able to point out the suspect who was still inside the station.

By - 5/12/14 - 10:55 am

Transit Police report this video, taken at JFK/UMass last Wednesday, shows a bicycle thief thinking he's making an easy score when he finds a bike not locked to a bike rack - only to learn it has a wheel lock.

Please secure your bicycles!

By - 4/10/14 - 8:52 am
Wanted man

Transit Police report that when a woman dropped her wallet on an inbound Red Line train between JFK/UMass and Broadway on March 27, this guy:

Intentionally sat on her wallet to conceal it. The subject fled with the wallet at Broadway MBTA Station.

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

By - 3/14/14 - 8:15 am

NECN weatherman Matt Noyes received an unusual plea: A woman who had just bought a bag of rare coffee beans as a gift for her husband lost them on the Red Line yesterday and is seeking their return:

Yesterday at 4pm during rush hour a polite passenger traveling south on the redline from Kendall Square stood up to give an older woman her seat. At JFK the polite passenger got off the train leaving behind a brown paper grocery bag with $100 of rare coffee bean inside. 8 bags of small batch rare coffee bean from the FlatWhite. Mostly rare coffee bean from Africa and Ethiopia.

He says the woman even tried to catch up with the train at Braintree with no luck.

Ed. note: FlatWhite and not Flat Black?

By - 3/6/14 - 7:30 am

Signal problems mean the dreaded "severe" delays on the Red Line between Harvard and JFK/UMass this morning.

Lisa reports:

That has to be a new record... Took 45 minutes to get from Davis Square to Kendall Square.

By - 1/6/14 - 8:21 am

Dead trains at JFK/UMass and Harvard creating all sorts of fun for commuters this morning.

Various commuter-rail lines into North Station also having various issues. The Fitchburg Line has major delays because the 6:55 train hit somebody near Snake Hill Road in Ayer. The MBTA reports the person's injuries are not considered life threatening.

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 - 12/10/13 - 4:35 pm
Crowded Red Line platform at Park Street

Where's Waldo? Not getting on the Red Line at Park Street, that's for sure. Photo by Shumita Basu.

The T's now acknowledging that a dead train at JFK/UMass means "severe" delays. As in 30 and 45-minute delays.

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 an ashmont car that’s not moving!

By - 12/4/13 - 7:28 am

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 out of the way a little after 9 a.m.

Anna Lawless was on the pusher train:

After sitting outside Ruggles for 20 mins, we seem to be pushing the disabled train ahead of us.

By - 11/22/13 - 7:29 am

JFK/UMass. The alert went out around 5:50 a.m.

By - 10/5/13 - 9:01 am

The crashed cruiser at JFK/UMass. Photo by Kevin Aries.

Rodriguez

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 says. They got off several shots at the fleeing car, but didn't hit him. A few minutes later, he crashed into a guard rail by the JFK/UMass T stop. Police then nabbed him, placed him under arrest and put him in another cruiser - in the back, in handcuffs.

UPDATE: Boston Police identify the suspect as Wilfredo Rodriguez, 37, of South Boston. He faces a variety of charges.

By - 7/20/13 - 12:27 am

BroxtonTransit 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.

By - 7/18/13 - 11:18 am

Transit Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office are investigating after the body of a white man, believed to be in his 40s, was found this morning.

Also found dead, yesterday in Lincoln, Stephen "Stippo" Rakes, who had his liquor store taken away by Whitey Bulger.

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