Progressive Railroading reports the T has signed a $218-million contract with Barletta Heavy Division to installs new signalling equipment along the two lines and to upgrade switches on the Red Line to go along with the new cars that are supposed to be in full service by 2023.
Transit Police report arresting a man they say an MBTA worker and a security camera both captured kicking in a window at the Mass. Ave. Orange Line stop for what police say was "no apparent reason."
Nicholas Sullivan, 25, was nabbed after the act around 1:25 a.m. on Wednesday, police say.
The Huntington News reports a well meaning Northeastern student gave $60 to a guy at Ruggles who said he needed to get back to New Hampshire. Campus police caught up with him and escorted him off campus.
A judge last week ordered serial T defacer Marc Meadowcroft to six months in jail for getting arrested for graffiti after promising in 2015 he'd never take up a marker on MBTA property following his arrest for blasting his tag all over two historic trolleys at Boylston., the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
UPDATE: The T has closed Maverick and Bowdoin on the Blue Line.
The MBTA reports major delays on the Blue, Green and Orange lines due to "a power outage in the downtown area:"
Trains are standing by or moving slowly until given permission to move.
Miniature Bumblebee spotted a fresh Orange Line car arriving on a flatbed at the Wellington yard this morning, presumably from the new CRRC assembly plant in Springfield.
The two initial test cars, shipped direct from China, have become a familiar sight on the normally unused third Orange Line track north of Boston. The MBTA says it hopes to begin putting the new cars into passenger service starting at year's end.
The T stopped Orange Line service for a bit so that officials could investigate smoke coming from the tracks at Downtown Crossing and then turn on fans to make it go away.
Riders are reporting two dead, or at least delayed, trains at Oak Grove.
A Revere man who spent part of an Orange Line ride staring at a girl under 14 ground himself into her as she and her mother got off the train at Downtown Crossing around 10:50 a.m. yesterday, Transit Police report.
The MBTA reports delays of up to 10 minutes on the Orange Line due to signal problems at Forest Hills. Lauren Picone wishes to have a word with the T about its timekeeping:
Orange Line delays are MORE than 10 minutes. I have been sitting at Forest Hills for at least 10 minutes. Can you please get the trains moving, or, failing that, at least update your incorrect information? These delays are SEVERE.
A pesky, recalcitrant door on an outbound Orange Line train at Mass. Ave. is causing delays of up to 10 minutes, the T reports.
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