The T

By - 12/15/16 - 2:14 pm

Streetcar service thanks to a fallen tree.**

Just got this alert from the T:

Green Line D branch experiencing severe delays due to a fallen tree on the overhead wire at Newton Centre.

**with apologies to Joyce Kilmer

By - 12/15/16 - 2:13 pm
Tree down on Green Line in Newton Centre

Jennie shows us the tree near Newton Centre responsible for the dreaded "severe" delays on the Riverside Line.

By - 12/15/16 - 10:11 am

One of the T's newest subway trains suffered a premature demise at Orient Heights and now there are "moderate" delays on the Blue Line.

By - 12/15/16 - 8:14 am
Long delays on the Red Line in Quincy

Some headway this morning. Photo by Matt Lacob.

The T says it's gotten the deceased train off the tracks, but that sort of thing always means residual delays and extra jammed cars. Sutter reports:

Passenger on the platform @ Wollaston asked if we can move in a little more. Everyone in the car said "NO." in unison.

By - 12/14/16 - 8:15 pm

An outbound Worcester Line train gave it all it got, but that just wasn't enough to get past Framingham, so now its passengers have to wait for another train and people who were planning to come into town on the rebound ride will have to do the same.

By - 12/14/16 - 8:00 am

617Images shows the damage from a crash around 4 a.m. in Orient Heights. The Blue Line is currently running normally.

By - 12/12/16 - 1:07 pm

MassLive reports the T powers that be are expected to vote on a new $277-million order with the Chinese company gearing u to build Red Line cars in Springfield for an additional 120 Red Line cars - turns out that buying new would be cheaper than rehabbing the old cars that would remain.

By - 12/12/16 - 8:12 am

The T reports it's trying to get the stuck switch unstuck so the train that Sam Sam was waiting for, the one just sitting there just before the Fairmount stop, can get moving again.

By - 12/9/16 - 2:12 pm

The two rail operators are telling a federal judge they're maybe a month away from resolving a $29-million dispute over the cost of Northeast Corridor service in Massachusetts. Read more.

By - 12/9/16 - 9:12 am
Ventillation fan being installed at the Forest Hills MBTA station

Deb Beatty Mel had some time to study one of the massive ventilation fans being installed at Forest Hills as the T's contractors work to build a new Orange Line/commuter rail entrance on the other side of the tunnel under the impending revamped Arborway.

By - 12/9/16 - 9:08 am

Major delays on the Fitchburg Line again this morning, this time due to a car/train collision at Brighton Street in Belmont. NECN reports the car was stopped on the tracks and the driver was trying to get three children out when the train hit.

By - 12/8/16 - 11:06 am
Riders on an old Boston subway train

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can identify these people and what they're up to. See it larger.

By - 12/8/16 - 9:18 am

At 7:38 a.m., Finn tweeted from aboard an inbound Fitchburg Line train:

we're supposed to be arriving in Boston now. Instead we're in Acton going in the *reverse direction*.

Read more.

By - 12/8/16 - 8:29 am

"Moderate" delays towards Alewife on the Red Line, the T says.

By - 12/7/16 - 12:40 pm
New 39 bus with a driver barrier

The T's Joe Pesaturo shows us a new 39 bus at Back Bay with a barrier to help protect the driver from the sort of people with anger-management issues who insist on taking buses.

By - 12/7/16 - 8:46 am

There was a medical emergency on a train between Central and Kendall, but the severe delays on the Red Line this rush hour are also due to signal problems near Harvard, the T and riders advise.

By - 12/6/16 - 5:33 pm
Elf at Kendall Red Line station

David Weininger reports that not only was this elf at Kendall Square on the Red Line playing an accordion this evening, she was playing "Paint It Black."

By - 12/6/16 - 12:13 am

UPDATED, 10:50 a.m., Tuesday.

T riders and the local twitterati were surprised last night to learn that the MBTA's Twitter handle had changed from @mbta to @mbtatransit.

This morning, it's back to @mbta.

Read more.

By - 12/5/16 - 9:26 am
Crowds at Quincy Center on the Red Line

In practice, looks like the Red Line (and the Orange Line) might need some more work. Agiraffes shows us what Quincy Center looked like at 9:15 a.m. due to "minor" delays.

At the other end of the Red Line.