The Worcester Line has trouble in cold weather. It also has trouble in warm weather - the MBTA just announced speed restrictions on the line because of the high temperatures.
Major delays in both directions after a switch near Park Street mistakenly puts on a red shirt. Dr. McCoy can only sigh: "I'm a doctor, not a track worker!"
Transit Police report they're looking for this guy for going balls to the wall on a hurtling Red Line train Sunday night.
According to police, the dude exposed himself to passengers on an outbound Red Line train between North Quincy and Wollaston around 9:50 p.m. He complemented his display with lewd... Read more
A German magazine takes note of the MBTA's rebooted train service to Cape Cod, or, as it's called in German, Cape Cod.
Die Züge starten von der South Station in Boston und sind damit gut ans MBTA-Netz, den öffentlichen Nahverkehr der Hauptstadt, angebunden. Nach Zwischenhalt in Buzzards Bay erreicht der Zug nach zweieinhalb Stunden Hyannis auf Cape Cod.... Read more
Service on the B Line was interrupted briefly around 1:30 p.m. by a family of ducks - and bystanders trying to convince them trolley tracks are not really all they're quacked up to be. MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo reports on the incident on Comm. Ave. near Blanford:
Approaching the tunnel portal, a trolley operator spotted a small group of people chasing some ducks on the... Read more
MBTA say this guy is wanted for indecent assault and battery for an incident that happened last Tuesday at Park Street.
According to police, "a female victim was inappropriately assaulted" by him while they were getting on a C trolley.
He's described as 25-30. In addition to his red T-shirt, he... Read more
Last month, the MBTA announced a contest in which anyone could design what could be the next MBTA map.
Transit Maps has not one, but two contest submissions posted for our viewing pleasure. While no submissions have been officially heralded by the MBTA at this time, it is clear that some very talented cartographers are partaking in the festivities.
The MBTA... Read more
Around 8:50 p.m., Boston firefighters and Transit Police rushed to the area of Arlington and Boylston streets after several people reported hearing... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports the Department of Transportation's Finance Committee this week approved a plan under which New Balance will build a new Worcester Line station near its impending new Brighton complex. The stop will be called Boston Landing.
This guy tells WBZ he was only expressing his displeasure at the way the driver was driving.
Transit Police report arresting a Saugus man after he started choking a bus driver for no good reason they could tell and another passenger had to pull him off.
Police say Franco Contino rode a 426 bus from Haymarket in Boston to Saugus without incident last Wednesday afternoon.
But when... Read more
Case in point:
Haverhill 213 10:30 AM OB experiencing 30-45 min delays due to residual delay 5/13/2013 11:46 AM
Are the people who write these things really that dumb? Oh wait, I guess that's a rhetorical question.
Transit Police say a Quincy woman learned Saturday it's also against the law to assault people selling food inside MBTA stations
Transit Police report Tina Drouin, 49, of Quincy, grew upset around 2 p.m. when she ordered a steak and cheese sub at the Nathan's Famous stand in the Quincy Center Red Line stop, because the worker allegedly loaded up her steak and cheese... Read more
A man wound up on the tracks at Airport station around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. The train operator managed to stop the train before hitting him. An MBTA spokesman declined to say how the man ended up on the tracks but said he was not seriously hurt (click to see a photo from the scene, forwarded by Heath - it's not gory, but... Read more