The T

By - 11/10/16 - 5:34 pm

Yes, of course there are delays on the Red Line this fine rush hour. Only "minor" ones, due to track problems at Broadway, the T assures us.

By - 11/10/16 - 8:41 am

Yes, a train is dead on the Red Line somewhere between JFK/UMass and Braintree and now the T is warning of "moderate" delays in both directions.

By - 11/9/16 - 11:16 am
Car and trolley on Commonwealth Avenue

Emily shows us why the Green Line came to a standstill shortly after 11 a.m.

By - 11/9/16 - 8:50 am

Sam Sam reports on her ride into town this morning:

Absolutely silent on my CR train this morning. It's like we're all in mourning of the death of someone we know.

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By - 11/8/16 - 9:49 am

Of course, he doesn't come cheap, but at least maybe now the feds will stop fretting about they were thinking of throwing our way for the project.

By - 11/8/16 - 9:02 am

Trains keeled over on the Green and Red Lines while the Orange Line was reduced to a crawl due to signal problems this fine morning.

By - 11/7/16 - 3:55 pm

Around 2:40 p.m. by a train headed towards Forest Hills, the Huntington News reports.

Service in both directions was halted so Boston firefighters could recover his body and Transit Police could investigate the incident. The T swapped in shuttle buses between Jackson and Haymarket.

By - 11/7/16 - 9:17 am

Seems a train died at Porter Square, and smoke was involved and now there are delays in both directions on the Red Line.

By - 11/4/16 - 9:00 pm

The T is advising of "minor" delays on the Orange Line due to signal issues.

By - 11/4/16 - 6:08 pm

The T reports:

Franklin Train 722 (5:04 pm inbound) has departed Forge Park/495 & is operating 50-60 min late due to the rescue of disabled Train 720.

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By - 11/4/16 - 5:31 pm

Kevin was just minding his own business, riding the Red Line down towards Braintree when the train breathed its last and stopped shortly before 5 p.m. in that vast no-man's land between JFK/UMass and North Quincy - after the driver announced "he is having problems 'moving the train.' "

By - 11/4/16 - 2:46 pm

Note - this subject originally came up in another thread, but I felt it deserves more attention, so I'm posting a separate story

The MBTA recently released new commuter rail schedules effective November 21st. Read more.

By - 11/2/16 - 11:57 pm
New doors at Downtown Crossing

Mr. Kappus wondered about all the new doors being installed throughout the Downtown Crossing T station. The T replies:

These are fire/smoke partitions that are being installed as part of the DTX elevator project. Upon fire alarm, those doors will close to create a point of safety for people as they egress.

By - 11/1/16 - 5:56 pm

US Rep. Mike Capuano reports the Federal Transit Administration has given tentative OK to the state's plans for cheaper stations and other reductions along the proposed Green Line extension from Lechmere into Somerville and Medford - but with a caveat that has to be addressed by year's end, or $1 billion in federal money could disappear and get spent in some other state: Read more.

By - 11/1/16 - 7:26 am

UPDATE, 8 a.m. MBTA says regular service has resumed.

Severe delays on the Red Line, again, after a train breathes its last at Park Street.

By - 10/31/16 - 9:54 pm
Halloween rider on the MBTA's Orange Line

If this were the Red Line, we'd assume this guy was just wearing a costume, but Orange Line riders are a different breed, as Jed Hresko reminds us.

By - 10/31/16 - 5:33 pm

Today's tales from the underground involve delays caused by signal problems at Harvard.

By - 10/31/16 - 3:17 pm

Transit Police have released surveillance video showing the masked man they say beat and dragged a Mattapan Line driver Sunday morning.

By - 10/31/16 - 8:54 am
Doors open on the wrong side on the Red Line

Nick Barber noticed the open doors on the wrong side of the train at Kendall Square around 7:20 a.m.