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By adamg - 6/11/19 - 5:19 pm
South Station at start of rush hour

Dave Vittorini shows us just how close commuters can jam themselves together, in this photo taken around 4:45 p.m. at South Station, where some Red Line commuters tried using commuter rail instead. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/19 - 4:57 pm

Tweets from Keolis initially blamed delays on commuter-rail service out of South Station on "fire department activity," but the rail operator reported at 4:39 p.m.:

[A]pologies for the lack of communication. It appears the fire alarm went off in South Station which is causing delays across several trains.

By adamg - 6/4/19 - 7:11 am

Keolis reports:

All trains on the Needham, Franklin, Fairmount, Providence/Stoughton, Middleborough/Lakeville, Kingston/Plymouth and Greenbush lines are currently experiencing 15-25 minutes delays due to a signal issue.

By adamg - 6/1/19 - 11:02 am

Around 10:30 a.m. where the Fairmount Line crosses the Neponset River between West Street and Truman Parkway. Read more.

By PegH - 5/29/19 - 10:07 am

The trains have been late, delayed or outright cancelled for the past week and a half...this morning coming from Salem was ridiculous! And, why is that the GPS on most trains suddenly goes dark when the trains are late, delayed or cancelled? Is Keolis playing games with their 'on time' performance metrics?

But fear not, the latest fare increase doesn't hit until July....aaargh

By adamg - 5/28/19 - 8:41 pm
By adamg - 5/26/19 - 3:57 pm

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the new black splotches on his or her car after driving under the train bridge over East Cottage Street in Dorchester:

There is tar dripping from the bridge. It dropped on my car and ruined the hood and roof.

By adamg - 5/23/19 - 6:08 pm
Crowds at North Station

Laura Warcek is in the increasingly large horde of anxious commuters awaiting trains that the T reports are delayed due to "late arrival of equipment" on the Haverhill and Fitchburg lines.

By adamg - 5/16/19 - 1:14 pm

Alon Levy ponders the oddity that is the Providence Line: Completely set up for more reliable electric trains, yet the T - which owns the tracks from South Station to the Rhode Island line - continues to run diesel locomotives on it.

By adamg - 5/16/19 - 10:13 am

An inbound train that died early this morning on the Providence Line caused a cascade of delays that made some commuters more than two hours late getting into Boston.

By adamg - 4/29/19 - 5:21 pm

The MBTA is reporting delays on the Providence/Stoughton line due to "a switch issue."

By adamg - 4/23/19 - 10:02 pm
Planned work at Back Bay station

The MBTA reports it's begun work - finally - on systems aimed at curbing the amount of diesel smoke that now pours into Back Bay station's concourse whenever one of its trains pulls into the station. Read more.

By PegH - 4/17/19 - 5:49 pm

'Ridiculous Shenanigans' was the reason given for the 15 minute delay on the 4:30 Salem train out of North Station....the reason? The engineer got on the wrong train, leaving us without a driver to take us north. The on-line comments were pretty funny, and the ticket taker apologized profusely (although he admitted he's in for a stern talking to about his 'ridiculousness' comments

By adamg - 4/12/19 - 3:20 pm
Robert Street train bridge

The MBTA plans to begin replacing the bridge that carries the Needham Line over Robert Street at the Roslindale Village train station early next year. Read more.

By adamg - 4/10/19 - 8:53 am
Working to right the derailed train near South Station

Workers try to get train back on track as dawn breaks. Photo by Johnmcboston.

The T canceled service on the Fairmount Line this morning after last night's train bumping near South Station. Instead, Fairmount riders were supposed to board substitute buses, only it seems there weren't enough buses to carry all those people. Just ask BostonGal:

Try to board HP train only to get turned away because you imbeciles didn’t add equipment.

By adamg - 4/9/19 - 9:30 pm

The MBTA is reporting delays on trains out of South Station due to another one of those upright derailments. NBC Boston has a photo of the cars in question - it might still be upright, but it's listing. NBC Boston also reports the cars derailed when two separate trains collided.

By adamg - 4/8/19 - 11:50 am

Here's your chance to take that trip to Fitchburg you've been dying to do: On Patriots Day, you'll be able to ride anywhere commuter rail goes for $15 for the whole day. The "Marathon Pass" is available starting today on the mTicket app and starting Wednesday at ticket offices at North South and Back Bay stations. Don't worry about missing out - the pass will also be available on the trains themselves on April 15. Read more.

By adamg - 4/5/19 - 5:16 pm

The MBTA reports delays are piling up outbound to Providence and Stoughton due to a switch near 128 that is being a bad, bad switch.

By adamg - 4/2/19 - 8:05 am

The MBTA is reporting various issues on the Haverhill and Newburyport/Rockport lines due to " a low speed upright derailment outside of North Station."

By adamg - 4/1/19 - 8:53 am
Onboard a darkened, dead Needham Line train near Ruggles

At 8:42 a.m., Lauren P G reported from a dead, dark Needham Line train - which was stuck behind an even deader Franklin Line train: Read more.

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