The T

By - 7/6/17 - 5:24 pm
Woman on tracks at Park Street

T workers, cop tend to man as they await firefighters, EMTs. Photo by KrisKream.

First responders rushed to Park Street shortly after 5 p.m. The man did not come in contact with the third rail, but was knocked unconscious. Read more.

By - 7/6/17 - 3:38 pm

A deceased train at Ashmont means "moderate" delays on the Red Line, the MBTA advises.

By - 7/5/17 - 7:02 pm

The MBTA is blaming Amtrak switch issues near Readville for delays along the Providence Line now approaching 60 minutes.

By - 7/5/17 - 2:46 pm

The MBTA reports "severe" problems on the Riverside Line due to a balky switch at Reservoir.

By - 7/5/17 - 11:37 am

Watch a T map morph into its actual geography.

And here's a map showing the current T lines downtown superimposed on an 1840 map of Boston.

By - 7/4/17 - 10:18 am

Transit Police report a man, believed to be about 21, was hit by an inbound Worcester Line train near where it crosses Parsons Street in Brighton shortly before 12:40 a.m.

Foul play is not suspected, police say.

By - 7/3/17 - 4:50 pm

"Moderate" delays on the Red Line right now thanks to a train that lost its will to live at Harvard Squre, the MBTA reports.

By - 7/3/17 - 2:18 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge today convicted Jennifer Garvey, 34, of using her baton to beat a woman who complained about the way she and another officer were dealing with a woman at the Dudley Square T stop and of then lying about it, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 7/3/17 - 9:33 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays because of a trolley at Milton that just refuses to budge.

By - 7/1/17 - 1:27 pm
Old MBTA map showing Arborway line

Pat from Boston notes that Hynes station still has maps showing the E Line going all the way to Arborway (even if in the "temporarily suspended" format), something it hasn't actually done since Dec. 29, 1985.

By - 7/1/17 - 9:57 am

The Herald reports on opposition from residents along the dormant Track 61 to the T's plan to electrify much of the route so it can test the new Red Line cars we'll be getting in a few years.

By - 6/30/17 - 10:01 pm

As a leading consumer of energy, transportation has risen to the forefront of discussion when developing a sustainable future. Boston has several sustainability initiatives underway, including the MBTA’s Environmental Management System (EMS), which has been in place since 2004, and Boston’s Complete Streets Program, a collaborative effort to design sustainable transportation networks. However, social, technological, and economic issues hinder the implementation of practical, sustainable transport.

By - 6/28/17 - 5:20 pm

Earlier this afternoon, the Lechmere train I was on pulled into Government Center. After the robo-voice announced the station, it stated the usual "The destination of this train is Lechmere" twice. After the second destination announcement, the robo voice then stated "This train will run express to Haymarket."

About half the people in the front car, including me, immediately broke out in laughter.

By - 6/25/17 - 10:10 am

Sunday is no fun day when an outbound train dies at Ruggles, causing what the MBTA calls "minor" delays.

By - 6/23/17 - 5:47 pm

Credit/Debit Card Only fare machine that doesn't take credit or debit cards

At lunchtime today, I went to purchase my July commuter rail pass. The Charlie sales machine in the State Transportation Buliding accepts only credit or debit cards - which doesn't make sense, given that the machine is in the STB where many tourists congregate and where the T has its administrative offices - and is clearly marked as so (see first photo).

So I tap the "Purchase Charlie Ticket" button, and immediately get a flashing message "Sorry No Credit Or Debit Cards Accepted." (see second photo)

By - 6/23/17 - 5:47 pm
Big dog on the Blue Line

Matt Cadwallader shared a Blue Line car with this big dog today.

By - 6/22/17 - 2:40 pm

Transit Police report a woman was hit by an outbound Orange Line train at Ruggles around 12:30 p.m. Her death remains under investigation, but police say they do not suspect foul play.

Buses were called in to shuttle riders between Jackson Square and Back Bay as the investigation continued.

By - 6/21/17 - 4:23 pm

The MBTA reports it's moved the carcass off the tracks, so the Red Line delays have dropped from "moderate" to "minor," at least.

By - 6/21/17 - 11:33 am

A woman wearing a head scarf on the Orange Line came under attack Monday night by a man who started screaming anti-Muslim slurs at her and hit her in the back with an umbrella before using his fists and feet to knock out a window, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/21/17 - 9:25 am
Steven Bova

Transit Police report arresting Steven Bova, 64, on a charge of indecent assault and battery at the South Station bus terminal around 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday.

According to Transit Police: Read more.