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By adamg - 9/26/22 - 8:53 am

NBC Boston reports the bodies of a man and a woman were found on the tracks this morning - but were not hit by a train. Shuttle buses are running instead between Quincy Center and JFK/UMass, but there are lines.

By adamg - 9/25/22 - 7:56 pm
Guy in a chair on the Orange Line

Bring your own, as Professional Printer Wrangler noticed this evening. She reports the guy did NOT roll down the car like a half-empty energy-drink bottle, but only because "he was hanging onto the pole like his life depended on it."

By adamg - 9/23/22 - 9:17 am

Transit Police report two men who exchanged punches to the head after an argument over the loud music one was playing on an Orange Line car will both be summonsed into court on assault charges. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/22 - 11:25 pm

At 8:43 p.m., the MBTA reported ten-minute delays on the Green Line because of signal problems at Union Square, which should still have that new-station smell.

By adamg - 9/22/22 - 4:29 pm

The Globe reports a two-car Green Line train with just two passengers onboard derailed near Park Street shortly before midnight, Monday. No injuries, the train was put back on the tracks and the tracks repaired before the start of service Tuesday, the Globe reports.

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By adamg - 9/22/22 - 9:55 am
Old Orange Lne car leaves Wellington

Was that Taps playing softly in the distance? Photo by MBTA.

WBZ reports on and photographs the first of the old Orange Line trains to be trucked out of the Wellington Yards for the trip to a Middleboro scrapping facility owned by Costello Dismantling Co., whose logo consists of a preying mantis.
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By adamg - 9/20/22 - 5:22 pm
Everybody ordered off train

Shortly before 6, everybody was ordered off this outbound train at North Station. Photo by Jed Hresko.

Update: At 5:43, the T said a train with "a door problem" at Downtown Crossing meant 20-minute delays northbound. They did not say if it was the same train that had problems at Forest Hills.

The MBTA reports northbound delays of ten minutes on the Orange Line northbound because they had to fix "a mechanical problem" on a train at Forest Hills. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/22 - 10:15 am

Huntington Avenue between Brigham Circle and Gainsborough Street and Boylston Street in Copley Square will keep their dedicated bus lanes, city officials announced today. Read more.

By adamg - 9/20/22 - 9:21 am

If yesterday was the Day of Shiny Floors (and smiling ambassadors and Dunkin' gift cards) on the Orange Line, today is Return to the Old Days Day: Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/22 - 10:09 am
Shiny floor at Haymarket

Along with all the track and signal work, the T said it would spend the Month of No Orange Line to spiff up the stations. Alex DiPrato reports that, sure, his first morning ride on the Orange Line was wicked slow (although the T had cautioned the new tracks need a week or so to settle), but at least the floors were gleaming at Haymarket today. Read more.

By hrose - 9/19/22 - 8:50 am

Has anybody else noticed that there is a noticeable slowdown on the Red Line going northbound between Central and Harvard? It started at some point last week.

By adamg - 9/18/22 - 9:47 pm

Some of those charter buses will still come in handy later this week, when the T shuts down the Green Line's entire D branch for a total of 27 days over the next six weeks or so. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/22 - 10:51 am

Transit Police report a man was just vibing in the middle of Washington Street at West Concord Street in the South End shortly after midnight when a Silver Line bus driver beeped the horn "to move him along." The man took exception to that, police say: Read more.

By adamg - 9/17/22 - 5:10 pm

So stop being so cynical, no? Well, OK, there is one teeny little thing: Orange Line rides at first might actually be slower to let the redone tracks in the old slow zones settle. But you'll be sitting in brand new hard-plastic seats with the nubbly surfaces, since most of the cars, like 75% of them, will be the new bing-bingy new 'uns.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 6:29 pm
Andrew stompers

One of these men is behind bars, the other is still loose.

Aiyoub Alsallak, 29, was arraigned today on various charges for a Sept. 5 attack on a Red Line platform at Andrew station that left the 56-year-old victim with head injuries, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 2:25 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man for spraying painting graffiti that included the word "GANG" on the walls of the Copley Green Line station around 8:10 p.m. on Thursday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/22 - 9:15 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on the incident around 1:50 p.m., says the 14-year-old Boston Latin School student landed between the rails and that the train did not hit him head on. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/22 - 3:25 pm

Update, 9:32 p.m. MBTA says service has resumed, but with delays.

Shortly before 3 p.m. sparks exploded atop a B Line trolley at Park Street. Don't worry, though: No fire - and definitely no shots fired - although the station filled with some light smoke. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/22 - 11:47 pm

WFXT reports on the fire in one of the one-time self-propelling commuter-rail cars that has sat unused for decade outside the Somerville commuter-rail maintenance facility. Fire video.

By adamg - 9/10/22 - 11:54 am
Blocked in MBTA shuttle

Marco shows us the scene this morning at Washington and School streets in Downtown Crossing, where one of those MBTA shuttle buses found itself blocked in and unable to make the turn because of an MBTA truck parked right at the intersection.

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