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By adamg - 10/10/19 - 9:09 am

Cowardly Assault & Robbery Ashmont MBTA

Tolbert

Transit Police report arresting a Hyde Park man and say they are looking for other men for an attack and robbery at Ashmont station around 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

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By adamg - 10/9/19 - 11:36 am

The MBTA says all's right with the world and the Ashmont line again after a dead Red Line train there was taken out back and, well, you know.

By adamg - 10/9/19 - 9:05 am
New Red Line cars

The MBTA reports the first of the new Red Line cars arrived at the T's Cabot Yard in South Boston yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/19 - 9:54 pm
Red Line test car being offloaded in New Jersey

Red Line car being offloaded in New Jersey

The MBTA reports that the first two "pilot" Red Line cars from CRRC arrived in New Jersey from a Chinese factory today and will now be trucked up to the Red Line's Cabot Yard in South Boston, where they will undergo extensive testing (including, no doubt, of the doors) before the T gives the go-ahead to CRRC's Springfield plant to start cranking those puppies out. Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 5:11 pm

The MBTA reports residual delays of up to ten minutes on the Red Line due to a train that kicked the bucket at Andrew Square and had to have its carcass hoisted over to the nearby maintenance yard.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 1:05 pm

The State House News Service reports the T has figured out that the June derailment that caused problems for months started when a27-year-old axle on one car simply had enough and snapped, sending cars into those switching cabanas.

By adamg - 9/10/19 - 3:16 pm

WCVB reports the T is blaming "a blown motor" on a Red Line train for filling Andrew station with smoke.

At 2:43 p.m., Greg Simoneau reported it was more than just smoke suddenly appearing: Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 6:23 pm

UPDATE:. Suspicious package found, determined safe, service resumes.

Abandon all hope, basically.

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 9:57 am

No delays at all as Mr. Baker journeyed south to view the all new Wollaston station this morning. No word if anybody asked him how much a T ride costs these days.

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 8:41 am

The Red Line came to a halt around 7:30 a.m. because some fool decided to go walkabout on the tracks on the Alewife side just past Kendall/MIT. Service resumed, but with delays, after Transit Police removed the unauthorized person.

By adamg - 9/2/19 - 8:09 pm

Update: 8:50 p.m. After all first responders left the tracks, Red Line operators were given the OK to power the line back up.

Red Line service is at a halt, with shuttle buses trying to keep up with all the returning students, after somebody got on the tracks and then got a fatal jolt of electricity from the third rail around 7 p.m.

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By adamg - 8/26/19 - 9:01 am

Dan reports:

While the commuter rail and red line are all “having a tough time today” my three year old did spontaneously call out this remarkable #mbta achievement: “All of the escalators at Porter are working today!”

By adamg - 8/26/19 - 7:59 am

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to ten minutes towards Alewife due to a train that had to be removed from service at Charles/MGH on account of its deciding to re-enact the Norwegian Blue sketch.

By adamg - 8/16/19 - 3:40 pm

New Wollaston Train Station

This woman, who loves, loves, loves the new Wollaston station, what with its gleaming and clean maps and signs and floors and stuff, would probably die of happiness on the spot if a new Orange Line train came through, so we feel bad about mentioning that JFK/UMass, Andrew and Broadway are as much "real Boston" as all the stops with more than two colors on the maps.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 2:38 pm

After 20 months of work, the Patriot Ledger reports.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 11:14 am

The MBTA tells Adam Castiglioni why Red Line trains were particularly slow over the Longfellow this morning:

Our Track Department performed maintenance work involving inspecting rail and tamping ballast at the northbound end the Longfellow Bridge. After this type of work a speed restriction is usually put into place. It is expected to be lifted after service tonight.

By adamg - 8/14/19 - 4:10 pm

As Orange Line riders vie for the chance to ride that One New Train, Red Line riders get to shake their fists at the tracks in frustration, what with delays now up to 15 minutes caused by what the T says is "a train with its brakes holding" at Alewife.

By adamg - 8/14/19 - 9:51 am
Gomes

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say sprayed "a large can" of bear repellent inside an inbound Red Line train as it hurtled underground near Andrew station yesterday evening. Read more.

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