South Station

By - 4/24/14 - 1:28 pm

Just to switch things up a bit, a Red Line train died in the middle of the day, at South Station, leading to what the T describes as "severe" delays. At 1:22 p.m., Flea reported:

30 minutes and I haven't made it from Wollaston to North Quincy yet.

JosieGL updates:

There was a disabled train then a disgruntled moron who started walking on

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By - 4/6/14 - 11:34 am

For the second time in a week, Transit Police report arresting a Red Line rider for allegedly selling drugs on a train.

Police say plainclothes detectives watched as Kevin Hembrough, 37, of New Hampshire, sold somebody some Oxycodone pills on a train stopped at South Station around 1:20 p.m. on Friday.

On March 28, detectives arrested a Dorchester woman for allegedly exchanging Klonopin... Read more

By - 2/19/14 - 11:12 am

They opened the new airport-grade men's room at South Station the other day, a couple months after the new women's room opened. Any gents have reports on its quality?

Meanwhile, Jesse Waites posted a photo of the station's brand-new Bitcoin ATM, handy for when you need to stock up on a digital currency that doesn't involve shiba inus.... Read more

By - 2/11/14 - 5:16 pm

The evening rush started with a Red Line train dying at South Station around 4:20 p.m., followed by a trolley dying somewhere on the Riverside Line.

By - 2/4/14 - 4:53 pm
The line at the CharlieCard store in Downtown Crossing

Around noontime, Kerry Tubbs photographed the line at the CharlieCard store in Downtown Crossing, where dreams go to die all the people whose CharlieCards expired on Friday have to go to get their remaining value transferred to fresh new cards that don't expire until 2021.

Meanwhile, Red Line riders are queuing up in novel places at South Station this afternoon because the traditional stairway... Read more

By - 1/30/14 - 1:17 pm

Boston Metro reports a transportation financing bill now wending through the legislature would rename the terminal the Governor Michael S. Dukakis Transportation Center at South Station.

It would be a fitting tribute for the former trolley-riding governor and one-time Amtrak board member, both for his longstanding support for public transit in general and because, as governor, he stopped the BRA from tearing down... Read more

By - 1/24/14 - 5:12 pm

UPDATE: Seems Amtrak is even worse than the T at handling cold weather, so she reports from Ohio she's had to book a flight from Chicago to Vancouver in order to make a lecture there on time.

Like Paul Theroux in The Old Patagonian Express, Julie Campoli yesterday started an epic train trip at South Station. Unlike Theroux, though, she's tweeting the whole... Read more

By - 1/22/14 - 10:47 am

Transit Police report a Mainer headed for New York City by way of South Station was packing a Ruger 9-mm gun and a Taurus .22-caliber. gun - and a magazine containing 15 rounds of 9-mm ammunition.

Transit Police officers, alerted by law enforcement in Hancock County, Maine, were waiting for Christopher Loucks, 28, and promptly put him under arrest after he got off the... Read more

By - 1/3/14 - 9:11 am
Summer Street in Boston in the snow and cold

State officials urged people to stay home this morning, and it seems like a lot of people heeded that.

Paul Villanova put on his warm clothes this morning to take photos of an empty Summer Street in Fort Point (above) and an equally empty and windswept Dewey Square:

By - 12/16/13 - 6:00 pm
Mob at South Station

Maybe it's track problems. Maybe it's langoliers. Whatever the reason, Rob is in the midst of a last-train-out-of-Paris scene at South Station this rush hour.

By - 12/12/13 - 9:43 am

Transit Police report they are looking for the guy captured on video swiping an unattended bag - with a laptop inside - from near the McDonald's in the South Station bus terminal around 5:20 p.m. on Dec. 2.

By - 12/6/13 - 6:39 am

Stanley Staco reports it happened around 1:50 a.m., suspect jumped into a black Scion that then sped away.

By - 11/25/13 - 12:07 am
South Station

David Schachner photographed a multi-colored South Station on Nov. 15. The station was lit up like this again tonight.

Copyright David Schachner. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 11/18/13 - 1:09 pm

So the Boston Business Journal informs us. Can those of us of the wrong gender, who still have to put up with "train station grade" facilities, get a report from those of the lucky gender?

By - 11/14/13 - 3:35 pm

Transit Police have released this video of a guy stealing a bicycle from the bike cage at South Station around 10:40 p.m. on Oct. 24.

Contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873

By - 10/18/13 - 3:20 pm
New look for South Station

MassDOT today released a drawing with one idea of what the interior of the new South Station could look like when the postal annex is moved somewhere else.

The llighter, airier feel envisioned by the rendering would seem to rule out the mixed-use tower once proposed to be built atop the station. In a post to go with the rendering, MassDOT's Klark Jessen... Read more

By - 10/16/13 - 9:06 am

Also in the works: A two-story CVS with floors connected by an escalator and a Starbucks, the MBTA and the company that handles retail leasing in the station announced today.

Work should begin next month on the two-story, 30,000-square-foot CVS, which will also sell convenience foods and a full-service pharmacy, the T and Equity Office say. Tavern in the Square should open late fall with... Read more

By - 8/14/13 - 8:03 pm

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.

Why there might be grease on the... Read more

By - 8/11/13 - 12:36 pm

The Cape Flyer weekend service between South Station and Hyannis was originally going to end Labor Day weekend, but MBTA and Cape officials say it's proven popular enough to warrant the extra weekends:

The long awaited return of weekend rail service to Cape Cod has proven successful, attracting a total of 11,031 customers for the period from the beginning of service on Memorial Day weekend

... Read more
By - 7/25/13 - 11:55 am

Hayes and Ruiz.Hayes and Ruiz. Transit Police photos.Transit Police report arresting two men on charges they broke another man's nose - and stole his phone - during a brutal attack early Saturday.

Colin Hayes, 21, and Derek Ruiz, 28, are scheduled for arraignment in Boston Municipal... Read more