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By adamg - 5/20/22 - 1:19 pm
Wanted for being gross

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are hunting a man who provides the latest proof that the people who clean subway stations should always wear gloves. Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/22 - 2:50 pm

The MBTA reports it pulled all the Springfield-assembled bingbingbing Orange Line trains today after one of them "experienced a problem" in one of its braking units and it pulled up lame at Wellington, where new Orange Line trains go to die. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/22 - 10:19 pm

Around 2:30 p.m. today, Josh Deering reported from car 1238 on an Orange Line train hurtling downtown: Read more.

By adamg - 5/16/22 - 1:33 pm

All here. One big change: The 39 would no longer run in parallel with the E Line to Back Bay but would instead head all the way to Porter Square in Cambridge.

By adamg - 5/14/22 - 10:31 pm

Firefighters and EMS responded to Park Street station around 10:15 p.m. due to a person on the southbound tracks. He was quickly determined to be dead, and firefighters removed his body. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/12/22 - 10:04 am

The MBTA today extended the Blue Line shutdown between East Boston and downtown until at least Tuesday, in part due to a derailment of a "construction tool cart" near Airport during repair work earlier this week. Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/22 - 11:59 am

The Globe reports on the Federal Transit Administration notifying the MBTA it can expect some federal oversight starting this month.

By adamg - 5/8/22 - 11:15 pm

The MBTA announced today that the Blue Line shutdown between Airport and Bowdoin has been extended until May 13 so workers can "complete additional work and finish scheduled work" in the tunnel. Expect delays on the alternative shuttle buses and ferries.

By adamg - 5/4/22 - 9:41 am
Line for a 7 bus

"Just your ordinary AM line for the 7, " RDavejshea reports this morning from South Boston, wondering if some of that sweet free-fare action might alleviate the sidewalk congestion caused by all the people trying to use the T.

By adamg - 5/2/22 - 10:43 am
Red Line car in the shop

The deadly Red Line car after the death. Photo by NTSB.

Robinson Lalin died in a Red Line tunnel just past Broadway station because he tried to exit the train through the one door on which a mechanism intended to keep the train from moving if it wasn't fully closed failed, the National Transportation Safety Board reported this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/22 - 10:56 pm

Transit Police and Boston firefighters responded to the inbound side of the Andrew Red Line station around 10:40 p.m. after a man somehow wound up on the tracks, bleeding from the head, next to the third rail as a train was coming in.

The man was not under the train, so firefighters were able to quickly get him off the tracks and hand him over to Boston EMS for transport to a local hospital.

By adamg - 4/28/22 - 1:01 pm

A Transit Police officer who dragged a man off a bus, used his knee on the man's back to hold him to the ground for 20 seconds, then pushed his head into the pavement had his case continued without a finding for 18 months, which means the charges will go away if he stays out of trouble for that time, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/22 - 8:58 pm
Horsley

Transit Police report arresting the man they say got on the Red Line at Ashmont last Thursday, carefully took off his pants and underwear, then got off before leaving the train at Savin Hill.
Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/22 - 10:49 am
Bare legs and the top half of the guy

Photos via TPD.

Update: Suspect arrested.

Transit Police are looking for a man they say got on the Red Line at Ashmont Thursday morning, then took off his pants and underwear and proceeded to "commit a lewd act," which police do not specify but which you can probably figure out. Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/22 - 9:52 am
Wanted for kicking an MBTA bus door

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police have released photos of a guy they say responded to being barred from a bus at the Massachusetts Avenue stop for refusing to put on a mask by kicking the bus door, causing a a spider-web crack that forced the bus out of service. Read more.

By adamg - 4/24/22 - 1:47 pm

WBZ reports the man didn't just turn onto the train tracks:

The man drove down the tracks for a distance before coming to a stop nowhere near a crossing.

By adamg - 4/23/22 - 10:18 am

The T has been forced to bustitute between Alewife and Park Street this morning due to "a disabled train in the work zone near Kendall."

One rider reports: "my t driver called it what it really is…another derailment."

By adamg - 4/19/22 - 4:04 pm

MassDOT just announced, that with one exception, people who use the T can doff their masks: Read more.

By adamg - 4/19/22 - 10:39 am

Update: Required no more.

At least as of 8:41 a.m., so don't go yelling at the driver about that judge in Florida.

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