The T

By - 2/26/18 - 8:51 am
Musician at a T stop in Boston

Greg Cook spent some time photographing musicians at T stops.

By - 2/24/18 - 12:32 pm
Fallen ceiling beam at Back Bay on the Orange Line

The pipe in question. Photo by Joe Growhoski.

UPDATED with MBTA statement about what the thing was. Also, Back Bay station was re-opened shortly after 2 p.m.

A ceiling drain pipe fell on the roof of an inbound Orange Line train at Back Bay around 12:25 p.m. No injuries, but passengers were briefly ordered held in the train. Needless to say, inbound service from Forest Hills is now at a standstill. The T is starting up a bus shuttle between Jackson Square and Back Bay.

Earlier:
Red Line train, track fail in a blast of sparks, glass shards.

By - 2/23/18 - 9:20 am

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Riverside Line inbound due to a dead trolley at Beaconsfield.

By - 2/23/18 - 9:13 am

The Patriot Ledger reports Gov. Baker wasn't very happy with the way a Red Line car went boom the other day and said the T needs to do an even better job of inspecting stuff to make sure there aren't more Andrewgeddons waiting to happen with its superannuated subway cars.

By - 2/23/18 - 8:44 am

The MBTA reports service is back to normal on the Red Line for now, following the removal of a husk of a non-moving train from Central around 7:45 a.m.

By - 2/22/18 - 6:17 pm

There's a supremely recalcitrant train at Back Bay on the Orange Line, leading to "moderate" delays towards Oak Grove, the MBTA reports.

By - 2/22/18 - 1:56 pm

The Orange Line reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line from Sullivan Square to Back Bay due to a train that just coudn't take it anymore.

By - 2/21/18 - 1:28 pm
Subway station in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives wonder if you can place this station - and what its name was then and now. See it larger.

By - 2/21/18 - 9:34 am
Andrew Square smoke

Seth Hardy was at Andrew when the inbound train had a serious meltdown shortly before 9:30 a.m. Kyle Thomas, who was on the train, writes: Read more.

By - 2/20/18 - 11:23 am

WCVB summarizes a consultant's report on just what sort of bad shape Green Line tracks are in.

By - 2/19/18 - 9:32 am
Alternate MBTA logos

Our ubiquitous simple circled T didn't spring from the depths of a tunnel fully formed like some Venus on a half shell. It turns out that Cambridge Seven Associates considered a number of potential logos for the MBTA, created in 1964 to take over from the old MTA. Read more.

By - 2/18/18 - 12:09 pm

Good thing we didn't have any real flooding today, no? Robert Fallon shows us the cascading water in the Broadway Red Line stop around 10 a.m., the result of a water-main break.

By - 2/16/18 - 6:31 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line inbound due to a deceased trolley at Copley.

By - 2/16/18 - 9:18 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to the signal problems. Lauren Picone helps define "moderate" on the T:

It's taken me half an hour to go two stops on the Orange Line.

By - 2/15/18 - 7:16 pm

The Globe reports people tried telling the train driver, but the emergency intercom system didn't work, either.

By - 2/15/18 - 6:52 pm

Forest Hills at rush hour, as Eli Reusch shows us:

By - 2/15/18 - 10:20 am

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays towards Alewife due to a train that keeled over at Porter Square.

By - 2/14/18 - 10:00 pm

The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line towards Oak Grove because of a newly recalcitrant train.

By - 2/14/18 - 4:56 pm

The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line due to a trolley that just will not budge at Newton Centre.

By - 2/14/18 - 1:23 pm

Boston City Councilors say the $85 million the city directly pays into the MBTA every year should at least buy them a meeting with T officials to press their case to do more than just maintain an increasingly unreliable system they say particularly penalizes residents who don't live near a subway stop. Read more.