The T

By - 8/6/15 - 8:39 am
Removing the branch on an overhead wire on the Green Line.

Branch removal on the D Line. Photo by MBTA.

A tree limb that obeyed the law of gravity right onto the overhead power lines at Brookline Hills is causing all sorts of grief on the Riverside Line this morning.

Deirdre reports that her trolley stopped at Beaconsfield and the driver urged people to walk over to the C Line.

By - 8/6/15 - 8:33 am

Gus Coldebella reports a Needham Line conductor felt compelled to make this announcement this morning:

Please don't crawl under the train. It's dangerous. We'll wait for you to walk around.

Ed. note: Unlike other lines, the Needham Line only has one track, at least until Forest Hills.

By - 8/6/15 - 8:04 am
Dead train at Kendall Square

Richard Rininger shows us the scene at Kendall around 7:40 a.m., when a Braintree train gasped its last:

Train broken at Kendall, everyone told to get off.

By - 8/3/15 - 7:20 pm

The T reports "moderate" Red Line delays outbound due to a toasted switch at JFK, and by "moderate," they mean you don't have to abandon all faith just yet, but get ready to.

By - 8/3/15 - 8:58 am
No train coming on the Orange Line

The passengers kept coming, even if the train didn't. Photo by Meredith Sandiford.

An unspecified power problem on the very same stretch of track between Forest Hills and Stony Brook that was shut for winter "resiliency" upgrading this weekend mean not Orange Line at all for riders between those two stops and lots of issues for riders on the rest of the line this morning. And that was on top of problems caused by an inbound train at Tufts cut down by Death's Scythe around 6:30 a.m.

By - 8/2/15 - 1:21 pm
Wanted for Kendall Square indecent assault

Photo via Cambridge PD.

Cambridge Police report a woman exiting the Kendall Square Red Line station around 7:20 a.m. yesterday was approached by a man who, after a brief conversation, "grabbed the woman's buttocks."

The female yelled then punched the suspect in the face. This seemed to startle the male who then walked away.

He's described as black, medium build with dreadlocks and wearing a red shirt and black pants.

By - 8/1/15 - 11:59 am

UPDATE, 12:30 p.m. Bus, SUV separated, service to Green, Stony Brook resuming.

Nick Tomkavage shows us the results of a head-on collision between an Orange Line shuttle bus and and Escalade at Boylston and Amory in Jamaica Plain around 11:50 a.m. EMTs were evaluating the Escalade driver for possible injuries. Read more.

By - 7/31/15 - 1:17 pm
Bit of old newspaper found at Government Center MBTA station

The MBTA reports workers at the Government Center rehab project found remnants of a 1915 Boston Post behind an old door jamb.

Other, larger reminders of the station's past will be put on display: Read more.

By - 7/30/15 - 11:32 am

Dan Grabausakas, for example, is building an el in Honolulu (and, hey, the project is delayed and possibly over budget).

Now President Obama has nominated Bev Scott for a seat on the National Transportation Safety Board (which would investigate any crashes on the T).

Via Mike Deehan.

By - 7/29/15 - 6:14 pm

The MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays due to a dead Orange Line train at Downtown Crossing.

By - 7/29/15 - 6:10 pm

Brendan Kearney reports he'd just gotten off a trolley at Lechmere when the trolley failed to navigate the curve to turn around and came a bit off the tracks. The T is now busing passengers.

By - 7/28/15 - 1:58 pm

Latest from the T:

Sullivan Square is closed and being bypass due to Boston Fire Department activity. Shuttle buses will operate between Wellington and Sullivan only.

For customers desiring to exit at Sullivan, please exit at Wellington to board a shuttle bus back to Sullivan. For customers desiring to enter at Sullivan, please board a shuttle bus to Wellington to access Orange Line service.

Affected routes:
Orange Line

Last Updated: 7/28/2015 1:53:57 PM

By - 7/27/15 - 11:43 am

UPDATE: MassDOT says service was restored at 4:10 p.m.

Shortly after 11:30 a.m., riders on an outbound C trolley that had just left Park Street saw a shower of sparks. And then the train died. Read more.

By - 7/23/15 - 7:08 pm

Catherine N reported at 6:45 p.m. she was on a dead outbound C trolley in the tunnel between Kenmore and St. Mary. There was another fjord-pining trolley on the B line.

By - 7/23/15 - 6:45 pm
People waiting for a bus on State Street due to Blue Line problems

T workers turn into Waldo at State Street: Where are they? Photo by Mister AO.

The T says it's busing passengers between Bowdoin and Airport - except Bowdoin riders are supposed to catch the bus at Government Center - due to a bomb threat that shut Maverick station around 5:30 p.m.

Update: Around 6:48 p.m., Transit Police completed their sweep of the station and re-opened it for service.

By - 7/23/15 - 9:18 am

Craig Wright reports on an incident on the inbound platform on the Red Line at South Station around 9 a.m.:

Woman hit older woman with iced coffee, then dumped on her head because she was "intentionally blocking her."

I guess from boarding the train? Who knows! To the older woman's credit - she just pretty much laughed it off.

The coffee dumper then walked away, he said.

By - 7/23/15 - 9:07 am
In search of a Murakami novel that was lost on the Red Line at Harvard

Deborah Kaplan spotted this plaintive flier posted at Harvard on the Red Line this morning.

By - 7/21/15 - 4:04 pm

Around 3:45 p.m. on an inbound train at Kendall. The spitter will face a charge of assault and battery if found.

By - 7/21/15 - 12:24 pm
Panelists talking about future transportation in Boston at MIT

Sheila Kennedy and Carlo Ratti of MIT, Wendy Landman of WalkBoston, Kent Larson of MIT Media Lab and Stacy Thompson of Livable Streets.

As one of the most walkable cities in America, Boston could be well positioned to deal with future transportation trends, experts said at an MIT Media Lab forum on the future of transportation in Boston last night.

In the fourth of a series of Boston Futures meetings, the MIT Media Lab Monday night hosted a panel on mobility and the opportunities for transport solutions for 2024 and beyond. Read more.