An inbound Red Line train pulled into Andrew shortly before 6:30 a.m. and then it suffered an embarrassing door problem that forced all the trains behind it to back up until the T could get the train and its stuck door out of there.
Sure, Harvard station filled with smoke shortly after 8 a.m., but after getting the offending train out of the station, the MBTA responded to several people alarmed by the possibility they were on or near a flaming train: Read more.
The MBTA reports 20 minute delays on the Red Line that won't be helped by the elimination of slow zones because a train is deader than a doorknob at Charles/MGH, and, say, whatever happened to those brand-new Red Line trains, anyway? Read more.
MBTA General Manager Phillip Eng this morning released a proposed schedule for track repairs across most of the T subway system in 2024 that will mean more of the multi-day shutdowns riders have grown accustomed to over the past couple of years, but which he says will ultimately mean faster, smoother rides. Read more.
Transit Police report they are looking for an older guy they say exposed himself at the Porter Square Red Line stop around 11 p.m. on Oct. 15 and that he reacted to somebody telling him to zip it up by kicking the person. Read more.
Transit Police report that around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, a man "committed a lewd act" in front of several people waiting for a train at Andrew station. Detectives were able to track the guy, who has "a history of these offenses," and issued him a summons to appear in court for being open and gross, police say.
The MBTA reports some yahoo threw something on the tracks at Park Street that came into contact with the third rail around 7 a.m., shorting out the system and forcing the T to run shuttle buses between Harvard and Broadway until a maintenance crew could undo the damage. Service resumed around 8:20 a.m.
A roving UHub correspondent found his roving suddenly coming to a halt on an outbound Red Line train just before Andrew around 4:40 p.m. due to a wheelchair just sitting in the tracks at the station. Read more.
78 Glendale St. in Dorchester seems like just the place for a large family, with seven bedrooms and three bathrooms. And one Red Line room. Scroll through the interior photos at that link. Keep scrolling. It'll hit you: A wall-size mural of a Red Line train, only one that then extends into the hallway with a door that lets you enter a "train" room that looks like what you'd get if you turned a Red Line car into a room (only with a giant circled F instead of a T).
The MBTA had to roll out buses to replace the Red Line between Alewife and Harvard this morning after a train exhaled its last at Porter Square, the deepest station on the line. Things are now back to what passes for normal these days, the T reports.
The MBTA announced today that the Fairmount Line will be free between Oct. 14 and 29, at least to people with CharlieCards - as a possible replacement for the Mattapan Line and Ashmont service on the Red Line, which will be shut then for track repairs. The T will also be running shuttle buses along the Mattapan and Ashmont lines then.