North Station

North Station

By - 1/9/14 - 7:49 am

An inbound Orange Line train lay down and died this morning at North Station. Jennifer, who was on the train, reports:

They said “train is out of service”, but not letting anyone off. WTF.

The driver then came by each car and opened one door to let riders exit.

A Green Line train headed to Cleveland Circle decided it like Park Street just fine and refused to go further.

On the Lowell Line, a section of track made like a bad tooth and cracked.

By - 1/7/14 - 8:17 am

People coming into Boston from the north are stuck sitting on trains just on the other side of the Charles River bridge thanks to signals that are refusing to signal.

Tom reports:

The MBTA is broken so I'm stuck on a commuter rail train where tensions are getting high... Please send backup and Starbucks.

By - 1/3/14 - 5:47 pm

Because frozen switches mean nobody knows when they're getting home tonight.

UPDATE, 6:10 p.m.: MBCR reports the problem is fixed, but that commuters should expect "residual" delays.

By - 12/16/13 - 5:02 pm

Trains out of North Station this afternoon were either canceled or delayed due to a fire in the T's commuter-rail maintenance facility (the big blue building just outside North Station).

By - 12/9/13 - 8:20 am

If you're suddenly realizing you left your laptop and your backpack under a seat on the Green Line last night or this morning, well, every other Lechmere rider now hates you.

Red Line riders are having issues as well, due to an unconscious person having to be taken off a train at Park Street.

By - 10/24/13 - 7:46 am

One at North Station, one at Reservoir, both making life more interesting for morning commuters.

By - 9/26/13 - 11:19 am

Happened Wednesday night, Boston Metro reports.

By - 9/10/13 - 2:20 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports on the latest proposal over the past couple decades by the owners of the Garden for the parking lot where the Garden used to be - a mixed-use development with a 45-story tower and two shorter buildings.

By - 8/29/13 - 1:14 pm

GustinTransit Police report arresting a Saugus man on charges he indecently touched two women on two different subway lines.

By - 8/14/13 - 8:59 am

Transit Police report arresting a Plaistow, NH man trying to get on a train at North Station yesterday on charges he waved a knife at a conductor on the line last week.

According to police, Eric Foster's ire was raised on the evening of Aug. 9 when his Haverhill train reached the end of the line and a conductor tried to rouse him from his sleep:

By - 8/9/13 - 4:36 pm

Lining up for an Orange Line shuttle at North Station. Photo by Nick Palmarozzo.Lining up for an Orange Line shuttle at North Station around 6:15 p.m. Photo by Nick Palmarozzo.

Lengthy delays on the Orange Line originally due to problems related to the Michelob truck stuck on I-93 only escalated during the evening rush when power went out on the tracks north of North Station.

By - 7/24/13 - 1:23 pm

Robinson Transit Police report arresting a North Andover man on a charge of groping a woman on the Orange Line around 9:50 a.m. on an inbound train pulling into North Station.

By - 7/10/13 - 5:22 pm

Around 4:50 p.m., Clownface3 found herself on a stuck inbound train just before North Station:

Orange Line train from Oak Grove heading into North Station is stalled in the tunnel, making weird noises. 3 minutes & counting.

And did I mention that I'm in a car filled with 20+ kids heading home from a summer camp field trip?

The camp counselors are telling the kids there are dragons on the MBTA train track & the conductors need to slay them before we move.

Two minutes later:

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 tracking down the man, whom they describe as white, about 35, 5'5" to 5'7" with a heavy build. He was wearing a blue, long-sleeved shirt with a black and blue stripped tie and black pants and had a black backpack.

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 the 1940s:

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

New MBTA coach

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.

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.

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