North Station

By - 5/17/13 - 8:32 am

WBUR reports on plans to finally hide that ugly blank front wall of the Garden with two mixed-use buildings featuring retail space, offices and, of course, 500 luxury apartments and a 200-room hotel.

By - 5/15/13 - 10:01 am

Captured on camera

Transit Police report a surveillance camera captured a man in the act of stealing a worker's T-Mobile Galaxy Note 2 phone out of a North Station information booth around 12:20 p.m. last Thursday.

They've posted a series of the photos in the hopes of... Read more

By - 5/5/13 - 12:31 pm

Pulling out of South Station

The BPL has posted more train photos by Leslie Jones, including this one of a steam engine pulling out of South Station in 1937, and another one of a train leaving North Station sometime in... Read more

By - 4/25/13 - 7:35 am

New MBTA coach

A.P. Blake got a close-up look at one of the four new commuter-rail coaches that went into service yesterday. The MBTA is hoping a few dozen more of the delayed two-level cars will arrive later this year and be put into service... Read more

By - 3/13/13 - 5:25 pm

Emmie reports from the 4:40 p.m. train to Lowell, which confidently rolled out of North Station, then promptly suffered a fatal heart attack some sort of problem and now the brakes won't release.

UPDATE, 5:36: Emmie reports the T has offloaded passengers to the 5:10 train, which, obviously, is a bit late.... Read more

By - 2/20/13 - 8:32 am

Literally on track. At 8:20 a.m., A.P. Blake tweeted from North Station:

Sob Story Guy is spilling his schtick from IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GREEN LINE TRACKS.

By - 2/12/13 - 9:43 am

BeyaztasTransit Police report arresting a Boston man on charges he openly masturbated on an inbound Lowell Line train yesterday evening.

According to police, a woman on the train, due into Boston at 6:25 p.m., was minding her own business when she noticed some movement in the seat across the aisle from... Read more

By - 1/8/13 - 8:20 am

Commuter rail trips by time on a map

Peter Dunn, who last year gave us a subway map based on estimated travel times, has done it again with a time-based commuter-rail map.

Since commuters probably already know their schedules, the diagram is

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By - 11/14/12 - 9:08 pm

The MBTA tweets about its new ticketing app for North Station commuters:

In less than 3 days we have sold more than $10K in #MBTA mTickets, app downloaded more than 6K times!

By - 11/12/12 - 10:18 am

Buy, use tickets on your smartphone, if your smartphone is an Android or iPhone. Versons for BlackBerry and South Station lines are planned.... Read more

By - 6/14/12 - 2:24 pm

Firefighters rushed to North Station around 1:40 p.m. today on reports of flames shooting out of an exhaust stack on an MBCR commuter-rail engine on track 1. After initial efforts to douse the flames, MBTA engineers advised firefighters to back away in case the engine exploded. At one point, the Boston Fire Department reports:

The area of the engine and the stack rising from

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By - 4/25/12 - 8:21 am

Shortly before 8 a.m., the MBTA sent out an alert that an outbound Haverhill Line train was delayed 10 to 15 minutes due to "train congestion."

By - 2/2/12 - 2:54 pm

Boston Police say anybody not ensconced in a bar in those areas by the time Madonna starts to sing on Sunday will be turned away from the area. And people who are in a bar who leave after she starts belting it out will be escorted out of the area.

In its listing of Important Super Bowl Safety Tips for Patriots Fans Looking to... Read more

By - 12/20/11 - 10:39 am

A worker at Conover Tuttle Pace downtown came into work this morning rather distraught because she lost her engagment ring on the train into work. But a conductor found the ring and turned it in and now it's back on her finger.... Read more

By - 6/27/11 - 11:34 am

Seems MBCR will have mimes stationed in North and South stations this afternoon to help usher in the expansion of quiet-car service across all the T's commuter-rail lines.

By - 6/16/11 - 4:37 pm

The T says it's beefing up service on Saturday for the Bruins victory parade, which kicks off at 11 a.m. at the Garden.

All four subway lines will run at "near rush hour" schedules during the day. The T says it will also have extra orange-vested workers stationed throughout the system to help riders unfamiliar with how to use CharlieCards or get to the parade... Read more

By - 4/25/11 - 1:32 pm

The MBTA is soliciting bids for the garage it owns under North Station. Minimum bid price: $65 million to lease it for the next 50 years (payable in 30 annual installments) or $70 million to buy it outright. Bids for the 1,275-space garage are due July 27 to Transit Realty.

By - 3/18/11 - 11:54 am

Gilmore Bridge fireGilmore Bridge fire. Photo by The Wilbur

Live wires that somehow fell from the Gilmore bridge set debris and old railroad ties on fire, causing thick black smoke visible for miles around and shutting down commuter-rail service into and out of North Station.

The fire broke... Read more

By - 3/9/11 - 8:00 pm

Channel 4 reports on the afternoon incident at North Station.

What is it about North Station that ... Read more

By - 3/9/11 - 9:56 am

TakedownArrests on Valenti Way. Photo by Kristen Romanelli.

UPDATE: One of the two men arrested has a violent record dating to the 1980s.

Arrested?Arrested?State Police and the FBI are currently swarming around Valenti... Read more