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By - 1/29/18 - 8:42 am
20 minute delays in Quincy

The sign says it all at Quincy Center. Photo by Amy Reinhart.

UPDATE: After hauling away one train carcass, the T reported another train, headed inbound, died at South Station.

The work week got off to its usual start on the Red Line when a train took its last breaths at Central, and now riders are stuck in what the MBTA calls "moderate" delays. It's no better in the other direction: Read more.

By - 1/27/18 - 5:51 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to the deceased train at Roxbury Crossing.

UPDATE: Another train died around 10:30 p.m. at Haymarket.

By - 1/27/18 - 5:27 pm
Trolley on Tremont Street

Pat from Boston spotted this Mattapan Line trolley on Tremont Street today. Alas, car 3234 was not stopping for passengers - was on its way to the T's Everett shops for repairs.

Because the Everett facility is mainly for buses, Mattapan workers first outfitted the trolley with rubber tires.

By - 1/26/18 - 11:35 am

But now it's gone and the MBTA reports normal service on the Orange Line again.

By - 1/26/18 - 8:43 am

A Red Line train breathed its last at JFK/UMass, but the MBTA reports the train has gone to that repair shed in the sky and now everything's back to normal.

By - 1/25/18 - 7:34 pm
Icicles in Quincy Center Red Line station

Karen Adams shows us the Quincicles now hanging from the ceiling above the platform at the Quincy Center Red Line station:

This icicle situation inside (yes, inside) the Quincy Center MBTA is a total disgrace. It’s been like this since the morning commute. Hope my fellow residents get home safely without taking one of these to the skull (or slipping on the ice-coated platform)

The MBTA promises to investigate.

By - 1/25/18 - 6:52 pm

Harry Grillo posts photos of the B Line trolley with a broken pantograph gumming up the works at Sutherland Road tonight. The MBTA reports "moderate" delays.

By - 1/25/18 - 10:16 am

Marc Ebuña shows us an inbound Red Line train that was barely able to get out of Harvard Square because the incline past the station proved just too tough. The train finally realized that no matter how many times it muttered "I think I can, I think I can," it really couldn't and had to be taken out on a stretcher at Central Square. And now the MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays.

By - 1/24/18 - 9:50 pm

The Crimson reports Harvard has upped its proposed contribution for the West Station commuter-rail and bus station inside its proposed 14-acre innovation district where the Allston train yard used to be from $30 million to $50 million. Read more.

By - 1/24/18 - 7:54 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays due to one of the PCC trolleys deciding to give it all up.

By - 1/24/18 - 6:08 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" delays due to a deceased train at Malden.

By - 1/23/18 - 5:57 pm

The MBTA is blaming "an Amtrak switch issue" at Forest Hills for massive delays on all the lines out of South Station that use the Northeast Corridor.

Hank Layfield reports from a Needham Line train:

Read more.

By - 1/23/18 - 11:19 am

Delayed commuters on the Franklin Line this morning get to shoot daggers out of their eyes not at Keolis but at the semi driver who realized too late his cab wasn't going to fit under the tracks at East Street in Dedham: Read more.

By - 1/23/18 - 8:50 am

Yes, once again, the C and D lines are suffering those mysterious power problems that are slowing trolleys to a crawl.

By - 1/22/18 - 2:48 pm

The MBTA reports it's replacing Orange Line trains with buses between Ruggles and Forest Hills due to a problem with the tracks at Jackson Square.

By - 1/22/18 - 12:17 pm

The Herald reports the T is soliciting bids from companies to run buses between 1 and 4:15 a.m. from Mattapan into downtown and then up to East Boston and Chelsea for a nine-month pilot.

By - 1/22/18 - 10:44 am

There were delays on the Riverside Line due to a trolley that gasped its last at Government Center, but the MBTA assures us things are hunky dory there again.

By - 1/22/18 - 9:28 am

UPDATE, 3:30 p.m. The power problems persist and are now affecting the Riverside line, too.

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the C Line due to yet another unspecified power problem. Robinec helps define "minor":

I've been on the C line for more than 30 minutes now and we’re still not even underground.

By - 1/22/18 - 8:54 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Red Line due to a train that at least had the decency to die at Ashmont, where it could be quickly pushed out of the way.

By - 1/21/18 - 3:17 pm

Transit Police report a 60-year-old man on the Fitchburg Line tracks near Fawcett Street in Cambridge was hit and killed by an inbound train around 12:15 p.m.

Foul play is not suspected, police say.