The T

By - 6/24/16 - 7:46 am

A power cable that caught fire at Charles/MGH around 1:40 a.m. meant no service between Kendall Square and Park Street first thing this morning. The T announced around 7 a.m. that repairs had been finished and service was resuming, but with "residual" delays.

By - 6/23/16 - 5:51 pm

At 4:49 p.m., Brian Jacobel issued a plaintive cry for help from Red Line car 01729:

The doors never opened at Harvard, we just rolled out to Porter and tons of people couldn’t get off.

Followed one minute later by a pair of tweets from Porter Square: Read more.

By - 6/22/16 - 8:57 pm
Green Line emergency exit opened up on Boylston Street in the Back Bay

Madeline Donohue was walking down Boylston Street near Dartmouth around 7:30 p.m. when she noticed this Green Line emergency exit opened:

Alarms going off and no one is coming out.

By - 6/22/16 - 5:16 pm

We don't hear much about the Mattapan High-Speed Line - those 1940s-era trolleys just take a lickin' and keep on tickin', but this afternoon the T is warning of "moderate" delays due to a trolley that switched to the tracks across the river Styx.

By - 6/22/16 - 10:18 am
In the dark at Porter Square on the Red Line

Phillip Naslund wonders if the fare increase means the T will be able to pay the electric bill for Porter Square station.

By - 6/17/16 - 2:38 pm

Power shut, riders put on shuttle buses, expect delays.

UPDATE, 2:40 p.m. The T reported service has resumed, with "moderate" delays.

By - 6/17/16 - 9:10 am

The T is reporting the dreaded "severe" delays due to an inbound trolley that is now D for Deceased. Ryan Hatcher reports from Copley Square:

Conductor told people to get off "if they don't mind walking" due to a disabled train at Boylston.

By - 6/16/16 - 6:37 pm

The Orange Line was shut at Wellington this morning as T police with long rifles investigated a report of "suspicious activity" that turned out to be a Muslim couple praying, the Herald reports.

And then, this afternoon on the Red Line: Read more.

By - 6/15/16 - 5:40 pm

An Orange Line train with X's where its eyes used to be is causing "moderate" delays, the MBTA reports.

By - 6/15/16 - 4:53 pm

Wanted for attack at South Station.

Transit Police are seeking the public's help to identify a guy they say nearly killed another man following a "lengthy argument" in the commuter-rail waiting area at South Station on Saturday. Read more.

By - 6/15/16 - 11:21 am
Galatis

Transit Police report arresting a Medford man they say threatened to kill T workers who caught him trying to evade his fare at Harvard Square and then punched a T cop before he was brought under control yesterday afternoon. Read more.

By - 6/13/16 - 10:04 am
Flowers bedeck an MBTA bus stop in the South End

TaliMeBanana noticed this flower-bedecked T bus stop on Mass. Ave. in the South End yesterday.

They're the work of Kristyn Price, who is doing short-term flower installations across the South End, under the hash tag #guerillaflowerfare.

By - 6/9/16 - 9:40 am

UPDATE, 10:10 a.m. The problem was briefly so severe the T was busing passengers between Forest Hills and Stony Brook, but they say it's all good now.

A T alert of "moderate" delays on the inbound Orange Line due to signal problems at Forest Hills was, of course, followed shortly after by a T alert of "moderate" delays on the outbound Orange Line.

By - 6/8/16 - 7:47 am
Rusted out old Orange Line train

More Bondo, stat! From the report.

The MBTA last year quietly increased the spacing between trains during rush hour, decreasing the line's peak-time capacity by 25% and increasing the odds that frustrated passengers at certain stops won't even be able to get on a train at all because they're already full to bursting. Read more.

By - 6/2/16 - 6:40 pm

Firefighters are at Haymarket. Expect delays.

By - 6/2/16 - 6:03 pm

All trains have 10 to 15 minute delays per the station PA announcements. No phone alerts about this, but just got a reminder alert about the July fare increases - ugh!

By - 6/2/16 - 4:35 pm

Seems somebody other than our favorite Massachusetts transit authority owns the domain mbta.org and going to that site will make your computer lock up and your hair catch on fire, so don't go there.

By - 5/31/16 - 7:48 pm

The MBTA says service on the Orange Line is back to normal after the "severe" delays caused by a train that acted like a cat that had already gone through nine lives at Assembly Square.

This morning:
It's no joke when a train begins to smoke.

By - 5/31/16 - 11:34 am

UPDATE, 1:15 p.m. Jules Wang reports debit and credit cards work with fare machines again.

The T reports:

Credit/Debit card sales are temporarily unavailable at all stations and online at mbta.com. Purchases can continue to be made at retail sales locations.