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By adamg - 11/26/23 - 2:33 pm
Sparks raining down at South Station

Sparks raining down at South Station.

Adriana Lacy was at South Station around 1 p.m. when a shower of sparks and flames burst downward at South Station: Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/23 - 8:57 am

Right out of the gate, at like 5:15 a.m., the T was announcing delays on the Red Line because of problems completing overnight repair work.

At 6:56 a.m., the T reported delays on the Orange Line after one of its new Orange Line trains developed a case of the Mondays at North Station. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/23 - 5:19 pm

The MBTA commuter-rail Twitter feed is lighting up like a pinball machine as one train after another is delayed getting out of and into South Station due to what the T says are "downed wires."

By adamg - 7/31/23 - 12:23 pm
Ad for the Comet, a streamlined, three-car train that ran between Boston and Providence

In 1935, the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad introduced its Comet service between Boston and Providence: A streamlined, diesel-powered three-car train to shuttle between the two cities without any need to turn around because it had engines at either end. Read more.

By adamg - 5/25/23 - 11:05 am

The Boston Licensing Board today unanimously approved plans to replace the closed Tavitas Mexican restaurant inside South Station with a liquor store. Read more.

By adamg - 5/5/23 - 9:09 am

At 8:42 a.m., the MBTA dolefully reported delays of up to 20 minutes on northbound side of the Red Line due to a dead train near South Station. Or as Ginnette put it:

The Red Line train is stuck in a tunnel before South Station G-d only knows when we are getting out of here.

By adamg - 4/16/23 - 12:36 pm

Video showing a four-car MBTA commuter-rail train being put through its paces in the Fall River area, using one T locomotive and two engines leased from Larry's Truck and Electric, a McDonald, OH company that specializes in used rail engines and equipment. Read more.

By adamg - 4/12/23 - 9:11 am

The MBTA announced this morning it's completed its $255-million purchase of the 24-acre Widett Circle to store and maintain trains on South Station routes - both current and planned future routes to Fall River, New Bedford and Pittsfield. Read more.

By adamg - 4/7/23 - 11:21 am

Transit Police say they remain as opposed to a proposed full-service liquor store at South Station as they were to a smaller liquor kiosk proposed last year. Read more.

By adamg - 4/6/23 - 11:58 am

A company that once proposed a grab-and-go alcohol kiosk in the middle of South Station is back with plan to convert the failed Tavitas Mexican restaurant space into a glass-enclosed liquor store. Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/23 - 10:04 pm

The Postal Service brought the flash mob back this morning, assembling workers at South Station to dance to "Please Mr. Postman" to try to convince commuters to apply for postal jobs. Think the MBTA will assemble workers at a post office to dance to "Charlie on the MTA" to convince stamp buyers to apply for T jobs?

By adamg - 2/9/23 - 6:22 pm

The MBTA reports a variety of delays on trains out of South Station, but the longest is 30 minutes on the 5:45 train on the Fairmount Line, due to a switch problem.

By adamg - 1/31/23 - 3:43 pm
Bryan Fitzpatrick

Bryan Fitzpatrick, charged with Red, Green Line attacks. Surveillance photos via Transit Police.

Two men and two women face charges that they broke a Red Line rider's nose, sliced his jacket and tased him during a robbery attempt on a Red Line train in the tunnel between Broadway and South Station shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 1/26/23 - 9:35 pm

Fed-up passengers shove a belligerent, spitting homophobe off a Red Line train at South Station while another guy is sprawled across several seats, sleeping through it all.

By adamg - 12/15/22 - 2:55 pm

The MBTA said today it's going to try to buy the 24-acre Widett Circle, which our brief Olympics bid lifted out of obscurity only to return to being the home of low-profile food-processing concerns, to use as a place to store commuter-rail trains between the morning and afternoon rush hours. Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/22 - 4:56 pm

Yes, the box is hiding just what you'd think, police say.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy who exposed more of himself than he should have on an outbound Kingston Line train that had just left South Station around 8:45 p.m. on Nov. 19.

If Mr. You Know What in a Box looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text to 873873.

By adamg - 8/20/22 - 9:11 pm
Upskirting suspect

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a man they say was spotted photographing up women's skirts at the South Station bus terminal around 7 a.m. on Wednesday.

If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text to 873873.

By adamg - 7/25/22 - 4:25 pm

Transit Police report arresting a 17-year-old they say refused to accept a conductor on a train about to pull out of South Station was only asking his girlfriend where she was heading, not that he was trying to put moves on her. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/22 - 12:36 pm

A man in Alabama has been indicted on charges he bought at least 24 guns that he then re-sold to Massachusetts men who would bring them to Boston in their luggage on a bus. Read more.

By adamg - 6/29/22 - 4:57 pm

The Globe reports police did not release the names of the four suspects in the attack captured on video by nearby motorists because they are too young to have their names released.

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