The T

By - 3/31/17 - 9:19 am
Man in pink Power Ranger suit on the Green Line

Meri Persisted captured a man taking his daughter somewhere on the Green Line this morning.

Expect to see lots of stuff like this on the Green Line and around the Hynes this weekend: Anime Boston is here.

By - 3/31/17 - 8:48 am

An MBTA work vehicle got jammed on the tracks at Tufts overnight, forcing the T to begin Orange Line service with shuttle buses between Back Bay and Jackson Square. They cleared it, finally, and things are back to normal, more or less.

Headline thanks to Ari Ofsevit.

By - 3/30/17 - 3:51 pm

The T reports "moderate" delays due to a train now pushing up daisies at Malden.

There are similar delays on the Blue Line due to a deceased train at Government Center.

By - 3/28/17 - 9:45 pm

We’ve heard the gripes about the commuter rail before and I’ve done my share of complaining (see attached) with no results or response so maybe I need a new approach. Some of this we know as a given:

By - 3/27/17 - 6:10 pm
Loose seat on the Orange Line

If loose lips sink ships, what do loose seats on the Orange Line do? Andrew Choy spotted this seat-to-go this afternoon.

By - 3/27/17 - 3:28 pm

"Moderate" delays on the Red Line following the demise of a train at Kendall Square, the T advises.

By - 3/27/17 - 3:24 pm

The T reports "moderate" delays due to an Orange Line train that reached a premature end of the line at Community College.

By - 3/27/17 - 10:10 am

The T reports "moderate" delays outbound on the Blue Line due to a train that shows no signs of life at Orient Heights.

By - 3/25/17 - 6:12 pm

The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to what Nicoczar reports was a small fire on the tracks at JFK/UMass.

By - 3/25/17 - 4:37 pm

Corrected to note it was the Green Line, not the Red Line.

Lisa Johnson recounts the day she was rushing to the Green Line when she swerved to get around somebody near the yellow warning strip, lost her balance and fell on the tracks:

I think I may have been in shock, because I was just lying on the tracks trying to get my bearings. I don’t remember if it was me actively trying to get up and people grabbing my hands as I reached up or people just grabbing my hands and pulling me up. Either way, there were two sets of hands pulling me up.

By - 3/23/17 - 5:10 pm
Turkeys on Green Line tracks in Brookline

Shortly before 5 p.m., as Katrina Demulling shows us, service halted on the C inbound due to a pair of turkeys that refused to yield the tracks to a trolley.

By - 3/23/17 - 8:51 am

Have we got a job for you.

Among the requirements: "Demonstrated ability to manage and lead in crisis" and "Ability to respond to emergency situations on a 24-hour basis."

By - 3/20/17 - 11:09 pm
Beta MBTA Web site

beta.mbta.com is a possible redesigned T Web site.

First impression is that, like boston.gov, it's designed to be best viewed on a phone or other mobile device. Makes sense, given that T users, by definition, are on the go, but it means an awful lot of useless white space for people still at their desks. But what do you think?

H/t Ari Ofsevit.

By - 3/20/17 - 5:23 pm
Louis Carlos Martinez-Santamaria

Transit Police charge that as an inbound Red Line train hurtled from Broadway to South Station around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, an Everett man whipped his supposed manhood out and began rubbing it while staring at a woman sitting across from him.

Police say that the woman departed the train at South Station and alerted police, who found Luis Carlos Martinez-Santamaria, 40, of Everett there as well and arrested him on a charge of open and gross lewdness.

Innocent, etc.

By - 3/20/17 - 1:00 pm

Transit Police report a man on the inbound Fitchburg Line tracks near Park Street was hit and killed by a train around 12:20 p.m.

By - 3/17/17 - 10:57 am
Newly broken window on a Red Line train out of Central Square

David Weininger reports a guy who fare jumped at Central around 10:40 a.m. got caught and called back to the fare gates as a train was pulling in - but not before he punched a window on the first train car.

By - 3/14/17 - 1:31 pm
Stuck bus on Hyde Park Avenue

Pamela Aimee has a ringside seat to watch T workers try to extricate a stuck 32 bus near Diaz Variety on Hyde Park Avenue towards Forest Hills - in almost the same exact spot where another 32 bus got stuck in a snowstorm last month.

By - 3/14/17 - 11:59 am
Spitter sought

Transit Police report they're looking for this guy for spitting on a T bus driver at Union and Exchange streets in Lynn around 10:50 a.m. on March 7.

If caught, he'll face a charge of assault and battery.