The T

By - 4/22/17 - 6:18 pm
Bernie and Phyl's ad

Remember when our worst complaint about Bernie and Phyl's ads was their jingle?

Several months after the furniture chain plastered subway trains with mildly risque ads about how many people their couches could handle, they've introduced new ads that cut right to the chase: If you copulate or die in bed, you better hope you do so in one of theirs. Read more.

By - 4/21/17 - 11:04 pm
Wanted man

UPDATE: Transit Police report the suspect turned himself in.

Transit Police have issued a BOLO for a guy they say started screaming at a group of young kids and their chaperone on a Green Line trolley to Lechmere yesterday afternoon - and then physically attacked their chaperone at the station. Read more.

By - 4/20/17 - 10:55 am

Gintautas Dumcius reports that after creating an uproar yesterday with new schedules saying the new Boston Landing station would be in Zone 1 - and then compounding that by replying on Twitter to angered commuters that that was the case - the T says this morning the station will, in fact, be in Zone 1A. Read more.

By - 4/19/17 - 6:27 pm

UPDATE: After telling commuters last night that the new Worcester Line schedule, showing Zone 1, was correct, the T this morning said, oops, no, Boston Landing will be in Zone 1A.

The good news is that the new Boston Landing station on the Worcester Line opens for service on May 22. The bad news is that it's been put in Zone 1, which means it'll cost $6.25 for a ride between there and Back Bay or South Station.

H/t Rick.

By - 4/18/17 - 9:33 am

The T reports "moderate" delays due to a now former train outbound at Porter Square.

By - 4/17/17 - 10:40 am
Jean-Gilles

Transit Police report arresting a Brighton man on charges he molested a woman on the Orange Line between Downtown Crossing and Oak Grove Saturday evening.

Read more.

By - 4/15/17 - 9:18 pm

cinnamngrl watched these turkeys casually evade security at the outer perimeter of the Red Line yard in South Boston today.

By - 4/13/17 - 5:17 pm

And said deceased train is causing "moderate" delays northbound, the T reports.

By - 4/13/17 - 4:58 pm
Cat on the Orange Line

Marc Ebuña had some time for some selfie action on the inbound Orange Line just before Tufts Medical Center due to a disabled train somewhere ahead of him, his cat, and the other riders on the train around 4:20 p.m. As of 4:55 p.m., everything seemed clear, though.

Earlier:
Strollercat furor on the Red Line.

By - 4/13/17 - 9:20 am

CityLab takes a look at the MIT researchers and their sophisticated modeling programs as a way to improve our bus routes, most still identical to 1920s streetcar routes - but adds:

While tweaking around the margins is worthwhile, ultimately, better bus service involves offering more of it, something the MBTA has so far failed to provide.

By - 4/12/17 - 8:17 pm

There's a train pushing up daisies at Davis that is causing "moderate" delays on the Red Line and a train that took too many Eat Me cakes at Wonderland that is causing "minor" delays on the Blue Line.

By - 4/11/17 - 9:50 pm

UPDATE, 11:10 p.m. Service has resumed with "minor" delays.

"Severe" problems on the Orange Line due to a "track" problem at State, the T advises. The track problem turned out to be a fire in an electrical cable that brought Boston firefighters to the platform. The T is going to try to re-route around the bad cable.

The Orange Line is shut between Back Bay and North Station. NO BUSTITUTION. Use the Green Line or Silver Line or walk.

By - 4/11/17 - 6:27 pm
Crowded Park Street on the Red Line

Mark Novak was among the seething hordes at Park Street shortly before 6 p.m., when an entire trainload of people was dumped off there, after the entire line slowed to a crawl when a train gave up the ghost at Davis.

By - 4/11/17 - 9:28 am
Repainting Hynes station on the Green Line

Jeff Tamagini watched workers give Hynes on the Green Line some fresh paint this morning.

By - 4/10/17 - 8:23 pm

CommonWealth presents a proposal to make commuter rail faster, more reliable and more popular - by replacing most of the current trains with individually powered electric coaches known as "electric multiple units" like they use in Japan - and Connecticut.

By - 4/10/17 - 5:10 pm

Blue Line service is moving kind of slow due to a train that is moving not at all at Bowdoin, the T reports.

By - 4/10/17 - 1:05 pm

State officials announced today they'll be shutting Commonwealth Avenue near the BU Bridge July 26 to Aug. 14 as they work to replace the increasingly creaky bridge where the street crosses over the turnpike and the tracks used by the Worcester Line and Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited service.

Paths will be kept open for pedestrians and bike riders, MassDOT announced today. Read more.

By - 4/7/17 - 5:28 pm

The T reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to a deceased trolley at Copley Square.

UPDATE: The T now reports "severe" delays, says the flatlined trolley is at Boylston. Unclear if it's a different one or they managed to get the Copley one running just long enough to move the problem a station down.

By - 4/7/17 - 1:35 pm
Falling ceiling at Back Bay station

Todd Buffum shows us where part of the ceiling plunged to the ground today at the entrance to Tracks 5 and 7 at Back Bay.

By - 4/6/17 - 12:52 pm
Overcrowded Lowell Line train

Smushed Lowell Line train due to earlier cancellation this AM. Photo by Jeff Durney.

A crescendo of complaints by commuter-rail riders about cancellations, delays and overcrowded trains reached a new peak this morning as commuters into both North and South stations vented their frustration online.

They joined Lily Goldman, a Rockport Line rider who's been complaining for months now about ghost and late trains on her route: Read more.