The T

By - 11/18/16 - 4:38 pm

Transit Police report an officer arrested a Boston man and his Braintree squeeze around 9 p.m. yesterday at Back Bay station after spotting them vigorously enjoying each other in a stall just beyond that Amtrak poster that has been promising improvements for the last 30 years. Read more.

By - 11/18/16 - 8:58 am
Long waits on the Orange Line

Sign of the times at North Station. Photo by Sara Brooks.

The dreaded "severe" delays are forcing Orange Line riders to hold tight due to a train that took a ride with Elijah between Wellington and Assembly.

By - 11/17/16 - 6:26 pm

An outbound Worcester Line hit a 59-year-old man around 6:20 p.m. at the Bacon Street bridge in Wellesley. He did not survive.

Foul play is not suspected, Transit Police report.

The investigation caused major delays in both directions on the line.

By - 11/17/16 - 4:45 pm

The MBTA advises us of "moderate" delays between Andrew and Harvard due to an unspecified "track problem." Liz Loveland, however, disputes the "moderate" part:

Delays severe despite alert claim of moderate. Train on standby for ages at Park with no room at all.

By - 11/17/16 - 1:21 pm

For at least the third time today, a Red Line train (probably not the same one, but who knows?) has flat lined, this time near South Station. Or as Yung Carl Jung puts it:

I'm on #RedLine Braintree bound train #01868 rn & it's stuck in a tunnel. what the eff is going on?

By - 11/17/16 - 10:19 am

Yet another Red Line train has departed this mortal coil, this time at Quincy Center. You know the drill.

By - 11/17/16 - 9:03 am

Rick Macomber posts some video showing a car whose driver went around some a down and flashing crossing gate in Revere last night, only to have the back half of her car immediately taken off by the commuter-rail train that was the reason for the gate to lower. The driver and a passenger got out OK, but for some reason they decided not to wait around for police.

By - 11/17/16 - 8:55 am

Track is whack at Packards Corner, so the T is hauling B Line passengers between there and Washington Street by bus. On the Red Line, there's a dead train just moldering somewhere on the tracks between JFK/UMass and Braintree.

By - 11/16/16 - 11:31 pm
Derailed trolley at Boston College

SC had a front-row seat for T workers trying to re-rail a trolley that fell off the rails at Boston College tonight. "Type 8, of course," he writes.

By - 11/16/16 - 11:56 am

"Moderate" delays between Quincy Center and Braintree, the T advises. Its passing comes about 30 minutes after the T reported "minor" delays inbound on the Ashmont branch due to signal problems.

By - 11/16/16 - 12:04 am

The Globe reports Keolis has put several workers on leave while it, the T and now federal safety officials figure out how and why they returned a train that had hit a barrier - with no passengers on board - back into service without repairs, which, of course, led to the train dying in the middle of the morning commute on the Worcester Line the next day.

By - 11/15/16 - 5:25 pm
Crowds at Downtown Crossing

Waldo and the rest of the maddened crowd at DTX. Photo by EJ.

UPDATE: 5:30 p.m. Trains have begun rolling again.

A small track fire near JFK/UMass has turned the evening Red Line commute into yet another exercise in futility.

By - 11/15/16 - 5:18 pm

The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the B Line due to a trolley that, if it's lucky, won't just be pulled out back and shot.

By - 11/15/16 - 9:08 am

The MBTA is reporting the dreaded "severe" delays inbound between Hynes and Park Street on the Green Line due to a signal snafu at Copley. Outbound delays are merely "moderate."

David reports it took him 70 minutes to get from Washington Square in Brookline to Government Center.

By - 11/14/16 - 2:02 pm

The T wants to hear from people who might use a bus between 1 and 5 a.m. Read more.

By - 11/14/16 - 1:03 pm
Scale mode of an Orange Line car

Two-thirds actual size.

MBTA officials recently told the T's Financial Control Board that work to get long suffering Red and Orange Line riders into new cars is currently on schedule - with the first new Orange Line to go into service in, well, early 2019. Read more.

By - 11/14/16 - 10:27 am
No room for hate pins

Angela Chen shows us the card and safety pin somebody handed her in Cleveland Circle today. They were also distributed at the Forest Hills and Central Square T stops.

By - 11/13/16 - 7:02 pm
Green Line trolley, car in Allston

A B Line trolley and a car came together in Allston's curve of doom at Comm. Ave. and Warren Street shortly before 5:30 p.m. Andrew Curtis arrived on scene not long after.

By - 11/11/16 - 7:03 pm

Miles on the MBTA reports on his ride on one of the new articulated buses out of Ruggles today.

By - 11/11/16 - 12:25 am

WCVB reports no injuries, adds Transit Police are looking at whether the driver was under the influence of prescription drugs.