Service along the B line got messed up around 6:45 p.m. when a car and a trolley collided at Comm. Ave. and Wallingford. Car lost, one person inside suffered some minor cuts. None of the roughly 25 people on the trolley at the time were injured.
Transit Police report arresting a Saugus man on charges he indecently touched two women on two different subway lines.
According to police, William Gustin, 29, indecently assaulted a woman on the Red Line between Central and Kendall around 6 p.m. on Aug. 19. This morning, around 7 a.m., police say, detectives... Read more
Roving UHub photographer Will Kilburn reports:
While I was listening to the Clash's "Police On My Back" on the Worcester Line, this little guy landed on my leg... and stayed there all the way to Beacon Hill, where I finally... Read more
On Friday evening I went to Revere Beach with a friend of mine for some Kelly's. I hadn't been to the Wonderland T Stop in a very long time so I was kind of surprised that how quickly the pedestrian bridge went up.
Outside of the skateboarders totally loving the bridge and the stone work, I was kind of... Read more
UPDATE, 12:30 p.m.: MBTA reports normal service resuming.
UPDATE, 11:05 a.m.: BFD reports "recovery completed" and station turned back over to the T.
Around 8:30 a.m. at Broadway on the inbound side.
The Boston Fire Department reports the person did not survive the impact. After Transit Police finished their investigation around 10 a.m., firefighters went through the process of recovering the remains.
Transit... Read more
A Red Line train sighed its last, gave up the ghost, kicked the bucket, shuffled off this mortal coil, put its other foot in the grave, went the way of all flesh (metal?), cashed in its chips, went pining for the fjords, bit the big one, cashed out and just generally passed over to the other side at Downtown Crossing this morning. A T spokesman... Read more
Red Line trains are bypassing the station as the bomb squad investigates.
UPDATE: A T spokesman says:
The "item" was never in doubt. A Police K9 earlier this morning had detected something in the area of a communications box mounted on the wall. A subsequent x-ray look at the box turned up nothing out of the ordinary.... Read more
Some MIT students (natch) say they've figured out how to build the guts of CharlieCards into stylish rings, which would let anyone,... Read more
Unfortunately, it was a regular trolley that slipped off its tracks at Coolidge Corner, around 10:30 a.m. The good... Read more
Literally: The power at the station went out around 9:45 p.m. At least one person is stuck in an elevator; the T is readying some bustitution.
Transit Police report arresting Kenneth Nelson, 28, of Dorchester on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident on a T bus Saturday afternoon.
Police say Nelson attacked a woman on the bus at Blue Hill Avenue and Washington Street around 2:50 p.m. An arriving T cop noticed a man matching his description not long after about a block away by... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports Verizon has finally signed a deal with the company that runs wireless service along subway routes and expects to roll out underground service starting by year's end, starting with voice. Exactly how extensive the service will be remains undisclosed, but it will go beyond the four downtown stations where Verizon customers now get bars instead of an X.... Read more
It was just like every other day at Longwood Medical Area Station: waiting 20+ minutes until one of the "every 8 minutes" Heath St trains showed up at 12:10. On cue, a green sardine can came hurtling towards me, but then proceeded all the way up to the intersection before speeding off and blowing it's horn. That was certainly not typical. From my knowledge of... Read more
Grease on tracks just outbound from South Station ignited in four separate spots shortly before 8 p.m.
The T shut Red Line service in both directions. Firefighters at first responded to Broadway due to heavy smoke. After evacuating the station, however, they discovered the smoke had been blown into that station through the tunnel from South Station.
Transit Police report they are looking for this woman for allegedly spitting at a Route 426 driver around 11:20 p.m. on Aug. 2 at Lynn and Wesley streets in Malden.
Transit Police report arresting a Plaistow, NH man trying to get on a train at North Station yesterday on charges he waved a knife at a conductor on the line last week.
According to police, Eric Foster's ire was raised on the evening of Aug. 9 when his Haverhill train reached the end of the line and a conductor tried to rouse him from... Read more
Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district: 1964-2013 is exactly what it says on the label - a complete listing of every single change the T has made to bus, subway and commuter-rail service since its founding in 1964, with special bonus pre-MBTA mini histories of what are now the Green, Red, Blue and Orange lines - all compacted into a single 342-page... Read more