Red Line

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.

By - 5/4/18 - 10:54 am

The MBTA reports Red Line delays of up to 30 minutes because an inbound train is experiencing "a mechanical problem" approaching Harvard.

By - 5/3/18 - 4:29 pm
Red Line logjam at Park Street

By 5:15, delays were up to 35 minutes and Park Street was jammed. Photo by Sarina Tracy.

Like a horse refusing to enter a stable, a train about to enter Alewife decided nuh uh, and now the MBTA reports delays on the Red Line of up to 25 minutes as "official works to move the train into the station." Try sugar cubes?

By - 4/30/18 - 1:23 pm
Jones

Transit Police report arresting David Jones, 56, on charges he exposed himself to a woman pushing her infant in a stroller and made an "inappropriate" comment to her at the JFK/UMass T stop around 6:40 p.m. on Friday.

Read more.

By - 4/23/18 - 8:47 am

A Red Line train heading inbound breathed its last at Harvard Square at the height of rush hour, causing 30-minute delays. The carcass has finally been hauled away, but the MBTA reports there are still residual delays of 10 to 15 minutes.

By - 4/20/18 - 8:43 am

The MBTA reports delays of 10 to 15 minutes from Andrew south due to a train with "mechanical problems."

By - 4/13/18 - 2:39 pm
Wanted for being a jerk

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy, on charges he kicked out a window on a Red Line train at JFK/UMass "for his own amusement" around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Read more.

By - 4/9/18 - 9:00 am

An Alewife train got sick at Charles/MGH (well, if you're going to get sick, that's the place to do it), and now the Red Line is running kinda slow in that direction.

By - 4/6/18 - 9:30 pm

As we all know, the state has a contract with a Chinese company to build hundreds of millions of dollars wroth of new cars for the Orange and Red Line. And while the cars will be assembled in good old Springfield, MA, the components will be mostly manufactured in the People's Republic (and no, not Cambridge). CRRC, the company in question, has concerns, you betcha: Read more.

By - 3/28/18 - 10:22 am

A motor on a Red Line car at Park Street began to smoke this morning, but the T assures us that "station fans have been activated to alleviate any smoke in the station."

By - 3/23/18 - 11:03 am
Bojack Horseman on the Red Line

Kyle P. was minding his own business as he took the Red Line into town. Then he looked up and noticed there, in the next car, Bojack Horseman. Horseman got off at Downtown Crossing, he reports.

By - 3/23/18 - 8:54 am
Crowded Red Line train

A train died at JFK/UMass as rush hour started this morning, causing delays and, as JohnMcBoston shows us, trains with no more room for additional passengers like him.

By - 3/22/18 - 8:41 am

At 7 a.m., the MBTA reported a track fire on the Red Line at South Station was causing major delays - about a half hour after a deceased train at Park Street caused its own set of issues.