Around 5:30 p.m. Service was stopped between Back Bay and Jackson Square as firefighters worked to get the person out.
Updated with information from Transit Police.
A Dorchester teen was charged with shooting two men in the lower busway at Ruggles station - one of them a complete stranger who had nothing to do with whatever beef he allegedly had with the other victim, Transit Police report.
A Walpole man is scheduled for arraignment on charges he allegedly beat three women waiting for a bus at Ruggles on Saturday.
According to MBTA Transit Police, Francis Cocuzzo, 40, went up to a woman waiting for a 28 bus around 6 p.m. and shoved her with his forearm:
Outbound service on the Orange Line came to a halt around 4 this afternoon when a fight broke out on a train pulling into Ruggles. Suzi Mac tweets:
That was interesting. Witnessed a big fight at Ruggles on orange line. Busted the window of the subway car.
The train was taken out of service - after police pulled off any brawlers they could find.
In among the usual reports of students found lying in their own vomit and being surprised that their laptops were gone from the classrooms they'd left them in several days earlier, the Huntington News reports that when a Northeastern student had her phone swiped at the Ruggles T stop, another student swung into action: He got on his skateboard, chased the punk down and got her phone back:
A security officer reported observing a student riding a skateboard down the Egan Access Road chasing another party and yelling "Stop."
Fortunately for passengers on the belchy commuter-rail train at Ruggles around 8 a.m., they could all de-train and continue on their way on the Orange Line. Interestingly, not long after, Anthony Bonaceto tweeted, Back Bay station began filling with smoke. Maybe Puff the Magic Loco was on its way to the yard?
Update, 7:25 p.m.: One track was cleared and limited train service through Ruggles resumed.
Commuter-rail and Amtrak service through Ruggles is stopped as transit and fire officials investigate a fatal train-vs-person collision on the inbound side this evening. The T is describing it as a "trespasser strike."
Dan Esdale reports his outbound train to Franklin stopped, then headed back to South Station.
Tarik Muhammad didn't want any company on his trip out of Ruggles on Aug. 31, 2010, so when a man sat next to him, he told him to move - and when the man refused, they got into an argument that ended when Muhammed began beating and stabbing him, prosecutors say. Channel 4 has the surveillance video shown in court today.
A student was robbed of cash and then sliced in the hand around 9:10 p.m. at Ruggles and Tremont streets, the latest violent incident within a quick walk of the Boston Police headquarters building.
Police are looking for a black man with a goatee in a dark hoodie, who wielded the knife and who may also be packing a gun, and a black woman, also in a dark hoodie.
There was another two-on-one knifepoint robbery in the lower busway at the Ruggles T stop Sunday night.
Melissa J. Gibson spotted Repent Now Man on the Orange Line.
A 14-year-old student who was punched, robbed and warned not to snitch by two classmates at the Ruggles stop on the Orange Line around 2 p.m. yesterday thought he'd managed to escape them by making his way to the Cambridgeside Galleria.
But, he told police, the two - and an older guy - were waiting for him when he left the mall around 5:40 p.m. and they jumped him again, stole his cell phone and threatened to "drop him" in class if he told anyone what had happened.
MBTA Transit Police report arresting one of the classmates and the older teen on a Green Line shuttle bus at North Station.
MBTA and state officials today announced the release of real-time data on three of the system's four subway lines, along with plans to install monitors showing train and bus arrival info at every station where subways and buses connect.
Over the next several weeks, application developers who have already built smartphone and other apps for bus arrivals will use the new data for similar train-based services. At a ceremony at the Ruggles stop on the Orange Line, Catch the Bus builder Jared Egan showed off his upcoming Catch the T app.
MBTA General Manager Richard Davey said the Green Line was left out because, unlike the other three lines, buses and commuter rail, its trains do not have the sort of tracking systems in place to allow accurate predictions of when trains will arrive in a station. It's the same reason you don't hear "the next train to [wherever] is now approaching" announcements on the Green Line - the new real-time data is based on that announcement system for the other three lines.
Davey said real-time tracking of commuter rail trains could be just a few months away.
He added that monitors unwrapped today at Ruggles and Back Bay will eventually be joined by similar monitors at other key stations.
Charlie on the Commuter Rail shows how the stairs are failing apart, barely three years after they were repaired following two years of being shut as unsafe.
Anna B reports on the past week at the Ruggles commuter-rail stop, at which not a single train's destination was announced, forcing commuters to play commuter-rail roulette:
... This Friday, fed up, I asked a conductor who was collecting fares about why no one announced what line the train was. He told me, "We did but you probably couldn't hear us going by 30 mph." I call bullshit. Not a single conductor was in a doorway as it pulled up to Ruggles. ...
... Aloisi and Chang-Diaz getting breakfast @ Brother's...
Ed. question: Is there any station in all of T-land with a better name than Ruggles? I'd rank it even higher than Wonderland.
Peter Maranci reports that not only did he get into Ruggles 35 minutes late - because the train ahead of his died and had to be pushed off the tracks (and then shot?) - but then he and other commuters had to rely on the kindness of a conductor just to get out:
... [B]oth of the doors on the side that I was on were stuck (no conductors around, of course!). We all turned and ran for other doors, but the train was moving by the time we got to them. Finally a conductor stopped the train, and we got off. But the doors now opened on the closed part of the platform, the part that has been crumbling for years. We stepped out onto a thick sheet of unsanded ice. We all made it across the ice and around the "CLOSED" barrier safely ...