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By adamg - 2/20/20 - 8:49 am

Trains on both the Orange and Red Lines took a look at the thermometer earlier this morning and decided not to get out of bed, causing delays for people who had reasons to be places. Both lines are now back to normal, the T reports.

By adamg - 2/18/20 - 11:32 am
Baran-Garcia

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he pursued another man on the Red line and bit him somewhere between Fields Corner and Andrew on Sunday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/20 - 10:06 am

The T has removed the recalcitrant train that refused to pull out of Alewife, but there are still those residual delays on the Red Line.

By adamg - 2/16/20 - 12:55 pm

A pigeon got a free ride and plenty of things to peck at on a Red Line train this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 4:31 pm

Several hours after a brake-spasmed Green Line trolley filled Copley station with smoke, a Red Line train pulled the same stunt at Broadway, around 4 p.m., sending smoke down the tunnel and into the South Station subway stop.

Red Line service towards Alewife went into delay mode as T workers strove to make the brake-locked train disappear.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 9:02 am
Truck wedged under MBTA bridge in Dorchester

Dot Malone came across some storrowing action on Conley Street, off Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester around 8 a.m. - a driver manage to wedge his or her truck nice and tight under the Red Line's Braintree branch.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 5:20 pm

Shortly after 11 a.m., Michael Kaplan posted a video showing the tracks at Quincy Adams station being showered in a cavalcade of sparks from high above.

The T responded the work that was causing the sparkfall had been stopped after officials concluded it's not the best idea to have stuff like that happening.

By adamg - 2/4/20 - 5:03 pm

The MBTA reports that trains heading towards Alewife are just going to sit a spell because of signal problems at Harvard.

By adamg - 1/24/20 - 5:39 pm

But at least it was, they say, fixed before rush hour. At 2:57, the T reported delays on the Red Line after a train could go no more at JFK/UMass. About an hour later, the T reported delays on the Red Line due to signal problems at JFK/UMass. No word if the two incidents were connected (it has, of course, been known to happen).

By adamg - 1/23/20 - 8:45 am

The Red Line's morning got off to a slow start when an Alewife-bound train developed door problems, slowing service on both sides.

By adamg - 1/22/20 - 8:49 am

The MBTA reports the Red Line is back to normal after a train at Charles developed an embarrassing "mechanical problem."

By adamg - 1/21/20 - 8:13 am

The MBTA reports an inbound Red Line train left Broadway around 8 a.m., then thought better of it and decided to just sit there - about an hour after another train died outbound at Harvard. Katelyn reports from the train: Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/20 - 11:55 am

The MBTA reports inbound delays of up to 10 minutes due to a dead train that has to be shoved out of the way at Central. Yael reports from Harvard that people are being told the problem is "debris" on the tracks at Central, which doesn't seem like a nice way to refer to one of the Red Line's old warhorses, unless maybe it didn't just die, but dropped some parts, too.

By adamg - 1/9/20 - 9:27 am

The MBTA reported delays of up to 30 minutes on the Ashmont branch of the Red Line this morning after a train left this mortal coil at JFK/UMass, leaving behind only a cold, dead husk that had to be pushed out of the way by another, still breathing train.

By adamg - 1/3/20 - 8:55 am
Red Line attackers sought

Transit Police report they are looking for a pair who left a T worker with "a serious facial injury" in an attack around 5:50 p.m. on New Year's Day at the Fields Corner T station.

If they look familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

By adamg - 12/20/19 - 9:41 am
Emergency track work at Central

Lm3r reported from Central Square around 9:20 a.m. that several MBTA workers were down on the tracks, apparently installing a new metal thingee that connects one of the rails to the ties - about the same time the T was reporting Red Line delays of up to ten minutes due to track work at Central. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 10:14 pm
Spiderman on the Red Line

Darbie reports Petey here was hanging like that from at least Park Street to JFK/UMass tonight.

By adamg - 12/13/19 - 7:14 pm
People waiting for the Red Line

It's pretty bad when people are camped out on the steps at Downtown Crossing.

A ride on the Red Line became a nightmare after a train developed one of those "mechanical problems" on the inbound tracks after pulling out of Kendall around 7:15 p.m.

Jed Hresko saw the horde recreating a Beckett play on the southbound side of Downtown Crossing, then walked away. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/19 - 8:51 am
Wait at Porter Square for the Red Line

The T isn't announcing any official Red Line delays, but as Jennifer Helfer discovered at Porter Square, just because a train pulls into the station doesn't mean you can get on it.

Meanwhile, Ryan provides some video of the water pouring into one Red Line car from Braintree this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/19 - 10:29 am

Even as state officials keep boasting of $8 billion in upcoming new trains and tracks and stuff, the T is continuing to suffer serious safety and other problems because of inadequate maintenance of the trains and facilities it already has, caused in large part by ineffective policy setting by constantly changing leadership, according to a report by a panel formed to investigate T safety issues. Read more.

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