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By adamg - 7/14/22 - 1:12 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he turned an afternoon Red Line ride from Ashmont to JFK/UMass into ride for hell for other passengers, at least four of whom they say he punched, kicked and chucked a metal bottle at them. Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/22 - 12:00 pm

Transit Police report arresting a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old on charges related to an incident last night at the JFK/UMass Red Line stop. Read more.

By adamg - 6/24/22 - 3:26 pm

The Dorchester Reporter explains why another set of stairs at the JFK/UMass Red Line and commuter-rail station is shut.

By adamg - 3/7/22 - 9:29 am

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say repeatedly hit another man in the face with some sort of blunt object on a Red Line train Friday night. Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/22 - 4:20 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says there's nobody to charge for the way Boston University professor David Jones died by falling 20 feet through missing stairs outside the JFK/UMass Red Line stop last September. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/21 - 9:47 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Braintree branch of the Red Line due to a deceased train. One rider reports from the train it didn't quite make it into JFK/UMass:

We're across from the Globe building just sitting here.

By adamg - 10/30/21 - 2:21 pm
Wanted for attacking MBTA worker at JFK/UMass

Transit Police have released photos of a man they say grew angry that Braintree train wasn't leaving JFK/UMass when he wanted it to, so he punched an MBTA worker in the face, around 1:10 a.m. on Oct. 17.

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

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 12:01 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports state workers this weekend removed the stairs with the large gap next to the JFK/UMass T stop, a week after a BU professor died there.

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 - 4/26/21 - 5:32 pm
Crews getting person off tracks at JFK/UMass

John Smith captured T workers, firefighters and EMTs getting a person off the Red Line tracks at JFK/UMass this afternoon.

The T halted Red Line service around 5 p.m. to allow the person's rescue; service has since resumed.

By adamg - 10/11/20 - 5:11 pm
Wanted for assault and battery

Surveillance photo via Transit Police.

A man Transit Police say attacked a woman he was piggybacking behind at the JFK/UMass Red Line stop last Tuesday also punched an Uber driver on Arch Street on Friday afternoon, according to the driver's passenger at the time. Read more.

By adamg - 9/22/20 - 10:24 pm

The Red Line and commuter-rail service came to a halt on either side of JFK/UMass shortly after 10 p.m. after a man jumped on the Red Line tracks, ran down them a bit and then jumped off. He didn't start the night as a Red Line track runner but as a simple motorist, except he apparently crashed into a parked car, then ran away and seemed to figure the best escape route might be on the subway tracks. Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/20 - 11:00 pm

The MBTA is reporting Red Line delays up to 15 minutes due to a balky train inbound near JFK/UMass. John Lyons reports he was on the dead train for 20 minutes with nary an announcement what was going on.

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 - 9/16/19 - 1:05 pm

The State House News Service reports the T has figured out that the June derailment that caused problems for months started when a27-year-old axle on one car simply had enough and snapped, sending cars into those switching cabanas.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 10:49 pm

The MBTA has released video of the June 11 Red Line derailment at JFK/UMass. WBUR has a copy.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 4:32 pm
Working on Red Line wires

Working on the wires at JFK/UMass. Photo by MBTA.

With repairs to the destroyed JFK/UMass signal bungalows continuing apace, the MBTA announced today it hopes to restore fully automated signaling between JFK/UMass and Broadway by Aug. 15, which should cut five minutes off the longer Red Line commutes. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/19 - 9:59 am

WBZ reports on the incident last night. The sound made at least one person think somebody was firing a gun and told that to Transit Police, which sent cruisers rushing to the scene, but by the time they got there, the hammer guy was gone.

By adamg - 6/21/19 - 12:28 pm
Damaged signal equipment at JFK/UMass

Damaged signal equipment at JFK/UMass a week ago.

The MBTA says that fully restoring the signaling equipment destroyed in the June 11 derailment at JFK/UMass will likely take until at least Labor Day, so that means riders will continue to need to allow extra time for their commutes. Read more.

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