Red Line

By - 6/21/18 - 9:12 pm

Transit Police report they are looking for Nicholas Dercolo, 18, of Brockton, on a charge of assault and battery on an elderly person for an incident on a Red Line train at South Station on June 11.

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By - 6/19/18 - 6:27 pm
Smoke at Charles/MGH

A Quiet Philodox shows us the trash fire at Charles/MGH around 6:15 p.m. The MBTA reports the train operator was able to extinguish the fire and get the Red Line running again.

By - 6/18/18 - 3:14 pm

The MBTA reports an inbound Red Line train died just after leaving Porter and that people were ordered out of the train behind it so it could "rescue" the deceased train.

By - 6/15/18 - 3:05 pm

Transit Police report arresting Tukan Manley, 31, for an incident on an inbound Red Line train heading towards South Station on June 11. Read more.

By - 6/15/18 - 8:24 am

The MBTA reports a train with mechanical issues at Porter is now gone to wherever trains with mechanical issues are sent, and service is back to normal on the Red Line.

By - 6/14/18 - 10:39 am

An Alewife train with what the T calls "a mechanical problem" is being taken out of service at Park Street and slowing down northbound service by at least 10 minutes.

By - 6/14/18 - 8:46 am

Joe Murphy reports an inbound Red Line train was summarily dismissed from service at JFK/UMass around 8:30 a.m.

By - 6/13/18 - 7:15 pm

The T reports a Red Line train was taken out of service at Broadway, which has caused 15 minutes delays.

By - 6/12/18 - 4:26 pm

The T had to send in a rescue train to push a dead Red Line train out of the way outbound at Porter Square. Even with it now out of the way, there are still 25-minute delays on the line.

By - 6/11/18 - 10:07 am

Transit Police report arresting a Pembroke man for a four-on-one attack that sent a man to the hospital on May 28 - and that they're planning additional arrests.

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By - 6/11/18 - 9:28 am
Red Line mockup

Yes, such is our weariness with dying Red Line cars that even just a mockup of one of the new fleet of cars we'll supposedly be getting lifts our spirits, at least an eensy weensy little bit. MBTA GM Luis Ramirez posted a couple of photos this morning of workers at the CRRC plant in China packing up the mockup for shipment here so that we can ooh and ahh at its bright new paint scheme while wondering when the actual cars will get here. Read more.

By - 6/4/18 - 12:30 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Somerville man they say was busy beating up an MBTA worker on the platform at Alewife this morning until other T workers managed to get him off her.

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By - 6/2/18 - 11:51 pm

A track fire just past the inbound side of Porter Square on the Red Line around 9 p.m. bollixed service tonight long after Cambridge firefighters extinguished the blaze.

By - 6/1/18 - 5:31 pm
Wanted for attack on the Red Line early Monday

Surveillance photos of four suspects via TPD.

UPDATE: One arrest made, more expected.

Transit Police report they are looking for four people they say beat a man on a Red Line train early Monday after he asked them to leave his girlfriend alone. Read more.

By - 5/22/18 - 3:04 pm
R2-D2 as barbecue on side of Park Street subway stop in Boston

Chalked on the side of one of the entrances to the Park Street T stop this afternoon.

By - 5/18/18 - 8:42 am

The Globe reports foul play not suspected in the death of a man whose body was found on the grounds of the station around 5:30 a.m. The station has since re-opened.

By - 5/16/18 - 12:56 pm

The MBTA shut power on the Red Line towards Alewife around 12:45 p.m. after a man fell on the tracks and was knocked unconscious. He was lifted out about ten minutes later. The T reported delays up to 20 minutes on the Red Line.

By - 5/14/18 - 6:27 pm
No more room at Kendall station on the Red Line

Around 5:45, Kendall inbound was so packed nobody else could get on the platform, johnmcboston reports.

The Red Line was hosed at rush hour due to an inbound train that breathed its last just outside Harvard Square. The T eventually dug a deep enough hole to bury it in and got it off the tracks, but there are still delays.

By - 5/10/18 - 9:42 am
Dead train at Ashmont

The little train that couldn't. Photo by Welcome to Dot.

The MBTA is apologizing for delays of up to 10 minutes on the Red Line's Ashmont branch due to a train that suddenly took ill and had to be taken out back at Shawmut - not to be confused with an earlier train that caused similar problems that had to be stricken from the roster at Fields Corner.

By - 5/7/18 - 6:28 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Braintree branch of the Red Line, due to a track fire at Quincy Center.