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By adamg - 10/22/21 - 10:51 am

Transit Police report arresting a Roxbury man they say began punching somebody in the back of the head until he fell to the ground, after which he repeatedly kicked him in the head, on the outbound platform around 5:50 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/21 - 4:12 pm
Crashed piece of metal at Savin Hill

Photo by Tim Shannon.

Tim Shannon says he'd just gotten off the Red Line at Savin Hill last night when he heard a cracking sound. And then, a 2 to 2 1/2-foot long metal slab, the bottom of one of the staircases leading up to the exit crashed at his feet. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 5:59 pm
People train waiting at Park Street

Joe Ruscio was in line at Park Street around 5:20 p.m. for one of the alleged Red Line shuttle buses to JFK/UMass supposedly running due to this morning's Broadway derailment. No buses in sight, he reported.

By adamg - 9/28/21 - 10:26 am

Two cars hit a tunnel sidewall. The MBTA reports it's now running shuttles between JFK/UMass and Park Street.

Closeup of the damage. And a closeup of a bit of the station or wall embedded in the train.

By adamg - 9/23/21 - 9:58 pm

Transit Police report officers rushed over to Andrew station on the Red Line Wednesday morning after getting word that two guys had walked out of a Quincy store with several thousand dollars of merchandise they hadn't paid for - and then used the Red Line as their escape route. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 9:02 pm

At 8:51 p.m., the MBTA announced "a power problem near South Station" and that trains would be standing by at stations.

The announcement, however, doesn't mention anything about trains that were in tunnels when the power went off. Read more.

By adamg - 9/21/21 - 9:27 am
Overpacked Red Line train this morning

For the first time since the Before Times, Johnmcboston couldn't get on a Red Line train because it was too crowded, although if you look closely, it might be that people just don't want to get as close as they might once have before the virus.

By adamg - 9/16/21 - 12:22 pm
Line outside the CharlieCard store at Downtown Crossing

Around noon, Massmikmouse photographed the scene outside the CharlieCard store in the Downtown Crossing/Park Street Corridor of Doom: Read more.

By adamg - 9/13/21 - 10:41 am

David Jones, an associate professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, died Saturday afternoon when he fell through a rickety set of stairs between the JFK/UMass T station and Old Colony Avenue. Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/21 - 1:33 pm

The MBTA says it's running shuttle buses between Harvard and Park due to an unspecified "power problem" at Central.

By adamg - 8/27/21 - 10:11 am

Boston firefighters are at the Ashmont station on the Red Line, where an apparent electrical fire along the tracks there has knocked out service on that branch. The T says riders should begin scouting for the shuttle buses it says are on the way.

Earlier this morning:
At every Red Line station an angry mob, due to a train that's deader than a doorknob.

By adamg - 8/27/21 - 8:04 am

The Red Line is a mess this morning due to what the T says is a train with "a mechanical problem" at Downtown Crossing.

By adamg - 8/26/21 - 11:02 am
Old Red Line map

Jon Hillman wonders at the age of this route map he spotted on the Red Line today.

By adamg - 8/24/21 - 4:50 pm
Andrew suspect

Surveillance photo via Transit PD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy with a brick in each hand who smashed a man with them at the Andrew Square Red Line station around 1:45 p.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/21 - 10:35 pm
MBTA ad poster that calls for less isolating, more maskless partying

You're still supposed to wear a mask on the T and thanks to the delta variant, Covid-19 numbers are beginning to slowly rise in Massachusetts again, so what better time for the T to try to get people back on the subway than with ads showing maskless young people whooping it up? Our own Ron Newman spotted this today at Charles/MGH. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/21 - 9:03 am
People waiting for non-existent shuttle bus at JFK/UMass

Nick Favorito was among the growing hordes of Red Line commuters at JFK/UMass when a "power problem" shut things between Park and JFK/UMass down this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/21 - 11:57 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man watching a movie and fiddling with his Playstation on the TV he plugged in on the inbound platform at Harvard around 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday - not for his unique way of wiling away the time underground but because he was wanted on charges of attacking somebody in Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 6/12/21 - 6:31 pm

Transit Police report an officer was chomped three times by a large dog at the Shawmut Red Line station around 5:45 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/10/21 - 9:40 am
Broken Park Street step with cone

If you happened to be at Park Street yesterday and noticed a cone alerting you to a broken step, you can thank Odd Onsentino, who reports what happened after he spotted the saggy stair: Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/21 - 11:04 am

WCVB posts video of the Wellington derailment that led the T to pull all of the new Orange and Red Line trains off the tracks back in March: Read more.

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