The T

By - 1/29/16 - 9:13 am
Bus riders on I-93 due to smoking bus

Rachel Michaud was among the riders of a route 354 bus forced to get off in the carpool lane around 8:30 a.m.

Well, the bus started smoking and we are stranded in the carpool lane on 93S.

The T sent a relief bus to pick up the evacuees.

By - 1/28/16 - 2:44 pm

The MBTA this week sued Amtrak over the $29 million Amtrak is demanding the authority pay for the right to have Amtrak keep running trains over Northeast Corridor tracks that are owned by the T.

The T warns that if it's forced to make the payments, it might have to take the money out of its already precariously financed mass-transit services. Read more.

By - 1/28/16 - 5:47 am

UPDATE, 7 a.m.: Equipment removed, T reports "minor" residual delays.

The T is running shuttle buses between North Quincy and JFK/UMass due to "disabled work equipment" at Savin Hill. A T spokesman adds:

MBTA crews are on scene, working hard to get the piece of equipment off the main line. Customers may also board Commuter Rail trains at Braintree, Quincy Center and JFK for service into South Station. Customers are asked to allow extra time to commute.

By - 1/27/16 - 7:47 am

People heading into Boston on the Providence/Stoughton Line are not liking how slowly their trains are moving due to what the T says are Amtrak signal problems.

By - 1/27/16 - 6:44 am

Wicked C captured the scene around 4:15 p.m. yesterday when a small fire broke out under the edge of the inbound Orange Line platform, the T workers couldn't quite see it to aim a fire extinguisher at it and then a particularly vocal guy from the outbound platform jumped onto the tracks to point it out to them (around 1:40 in the video), which the T workers did not seem to appreciate.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 1/26/16 - 10:50 am
Mohammed Noor

Transit Police report arresting Mohammed Noor, 29, early this morning after he alleged slapped a bus driver who insisted he pay his fare. Read more.

By - 1/26/16 - 8:16 am

Trains that pass through Forest Hills are being forced to slow down due to Amtrak signal problems, the T reports.

By - 1/26/16 - 7:18 am

The T warned riders yesterday that delays related to the reconstruction of the Longfellow Bridge would continue today. What they optimistically didn't warn riders about, however, were the signal problems between North Quincy and JFK/UMass - of the sort the Braintree line has been having for a couple of months now.

From the north, though, the trains are running well over the bridge.

By - 1/25/16 - 11:38 pm
Trolley in front of the old Circle Cinema in Cleveland Circle

Tim Murphy captured the beginning of demolition at the old theater (and the old Applebee's), which will make way for apartments for senior citizens and a hotel.

But Murphy also forwarded the above photo from the theater's better days, when the restaurant next door was a Howard Johnson's and the T still ran 1940s-era trolleys.

By - 1/25/16 - 4:25 pm
Wanted for Maverick Square shooting

Transit Police report they have obtained a search warrant for the arrest of Rogelio Alvarado, 21, for last week's double shooting at the Maverick Blue Line station.

Alvarado faces charges of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, as well as a number of firearms violations, police say. Read more.

By - 1/25/16 - 7:39 am

UPDATE: The MBTA warns Longfellow-related slowdowns could last two to three days.

Red Line trains in both directions are moving kind of slow this morning, due to the weekend track work on the Longfellow Bridge.

At 7:40 a.m., Justlippe reported:

I left Central at 7:10am. We're just now hanging half out of the tunnel headed to MGH.

Read more.

By - 1/23/16 - 10:00 pm

A pair of South Boston residents who set out for Broadway station on the Red Line refused to let the fact that the 9 bus never came stop them from getting to Newbury Street for a gallery show. They set out on foot down Broadway to the station - making sure to stop at every bar on the street for a fortifying shot of whiskey. Read more.

By - 1/23/16 - 6:52 pm
Stuck buses on Cambridge Street in Boston

Buses stuck on Cambridge Street by MGH. Photo by Caitlin Melnick.

First responders from both Cambridge and Boston and divers from Boston rushed to the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge around 6:30 p.m. on what appeared to be a report that two people might be in the river. Read more.

By - 1/22/16 - 5:37 pm

Ailing signals are keeping southbound Red Line commuters from dinner tonight, but possibly driving them to drink.

By - 1/22/16 - 1:28 pm

The T reports it's now busing passengers from Andover south due to a train that grappled with death, and lost.

By - 1/22/16 - 9:20 am
Anxious ad on the MBTA Orange Line

Only when wondering if the Orange Line will get me to work on time ...

Forest Hills became the end of the line in more ways than one for one Orange Line train. Also, a Mattapan trolley exhaled its last at Ashmont. The T reports both lines are now moving again.

By - 1/22/16 - 4:31 am

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By - 1/21/16 - 5:01 pm

State Rep. Dan Cullinane (D-Dorchester) reports on an answer from the MBTA about the long-term status of the 1940s trolleys that now run between Mattapan Square and Ashmont: Read more.

By - 1/21/16 - 7:38 am
Smokey State Street station on the Orange Line

Chris Puopolo was among the Orange Line riders forced to detrain at State Street around 6:30 this morning when the train started smoking. Around the same time, another Orange Line train flatlined at Downtown Crossing.

By - 1/20/16 - 2:46 pm
Guy doing lunges on the Red Line

Matt snapped this guy doing lunges on a Red Line train today; reports he was doing a series of them.

Hmm, he looks a bit like this guy doing crunches at Back Bay on the Orange Line a couple years ago.