The T

By - 12/1/17 - 9:50 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays towards Alewife due to a train that curled into a ball and died at Central Square.

By - 12/1/17 - 9:04 am

Ari Ofsevit reports that at a meeting yesterday, MassDOT planners said the proposed West Station on the Worcester Line has been put off to 2040, which is to say, put off to never. Read more.

By - 12/1/17 - 8:58 am

Around 7:25 this morning, the MBTA reported a train had died at Alewife. When are those Chinese trains getting here again?

By - 11/30/17 - 11:00 am

The MBTA reports the dreaded "severe" delays on the Red Line due to a train that gasped its last at Porter Square.

By - 11/30/17 - 8:38 am

The MBTA reports it's managed to drag off a dead train at Alewife but that there are still "moderate" delays on the Braintree branch due to signal problems at Quincy Center.

By - 11/29/17 - 6:15 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays because the signals at Braintree, they don't feel so well.

By - 11/29/17 - 10:45 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on three of the four Green Line branches due to a daisy-pushing trolley at Kenmore Square.

By - 11/28/17 - 12:30 pm

The MBTA is currently running shuttle buses between Newton Highlands and Cleveland Circle because a trolley on the Riverside Line, which was about to push a dead trolley onto a siding somehow snapped an overhead power line. Harry Grillo posted photos and an account of the issue.

By - 11/28/17 - 11:00 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line inbound from the north due to a dead train at Sullivan Square.

By - 11/27/17 - 9:04 am

"Moderate" delays on the Red Line due to the unresponsive train, the MBTA reports.

By - 11/25/17 - 11:01 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line even after getting a deceased train off the tracks.

By - 11/25/17 - 9:49 pm
Eagle atop South Station in Boston

Tom Griffiths realized tonight that, in the right light at night, the eagle atop South Station kind of looks more like an eagle sitting atop a pirate's head.

By - 11/21/17 - 10:57 am

The MBTA reports "severe" delays due to a Norwegian Blue of a train inbound at Charles/MGH.

By - 11/20/17 - 9:31 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line southbound due to a small track fire that BFD quickly extinguised at Community College.

By - 11/20/17 - 5:22 pm

Minor delays on the Red Line southbound due to signal problems, the MBTA reports.

By - 11/20/17 - 11:46 am

City Council President Michelle Wu often takes the Orange Line to work at City Hall - and often takes her two young sons with her (City Hall has a daycare center). Increasingly, she has problems making the transition from underground to City Hall Plaza, like today: Read more.

By - 11/20/17 - 9:32 am

MassLive reports the T is on the verge of a $723-million deal to replace the current CharlieCard system with a newer system that will let riders pay by tapping their phones or credit cards rather than plastic cards. And it'll work on commuter rail, too, and let riders board buses and trolleys through the rear doors.

Oh, don't worry, there'll still be cards for the phoneless, but they'll cost $5 apiece.

By - 11/20/17 - 9:00 am

Kevin Essington reports 100+ commuters were left stranded at the TF Green stop on the Providence Line this morning when two trains breathed their last.

Reminder: The governor of Rhode Island wants the T to start express service from Providence to Boston.

By - 11/20/17 - 8:50 am
Derailed wheels on Haverhill Line train

Off track. Photo by MBTA.

T.J. Winnick was on an inbound train from Haverhill that derailed in Wilmington this morning. Read more.

By - 11/17/17 - 3:00 pm

State transportation planners working on the long delayed plans to extend the Green Line past Lechmere will recommend next week that the MBTA hire a consortium of companies to do the work, at a potential cost of no more than $1.1 billion - on top of what the state's already spent on the work. Read more.