North Station

By - 10/15/18 - 1:25 pm

The Globe reports the MBTA will hire a contractor to replace the tired old bridges and two increase the number of tracks on the Charles River spans from six to eight. But it could be 2026 before all the work is done.

By - 8/17/18 - 7:10 pm
Lightning hits a building under construction in Boston

Matthew Ireland happened to snap a photo on his iPhone at just the right instant to get a lightning bolt heading to the ground this evening, only getting interrupted by the tower under construction in front of the Garden.

By - 5/25/18 - 5:03 pm

An inbound Orange Line train had to be taken out of service at North Station because its doors weren't working right and that gummed up the works for the rest of the line.

By - 4/13/18 - 10:02 am

James Floyd, 60, faces arraignment today on charges he indecently assaulted two women at North Station on March 29, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 3/19/18 - 9:44 am

The MBTA reports Orange Line service towards Forest Hills got delayed because of a recalcitrant door on a train at North Station.

By - 1/28/18 - 4:50 pm
Old North Station

North Station, well before the war.

Jack Goldman explains why he loves North Station. Yes, North Station.

North Station postcard from the BPL collection. Used under this Creative Commons license.

By - 1/26/18 - 10:15 am

As has become usual in the City of Champions, Boston Police will once again set up cordons around the two sports-focused areas to prevent any massive knuckleheadedness, this time at the end of the third quarter of the Super Bowl. Read more.

By - 1/6/18 - 10:43 pm

The MBTA reports "severe" delays on the Red Line due to a dead train at North Quincy. This comes after an Orange Line train died near North Station.

By - 1/5/18 - 12:48 pm

The MBTA reports "severe" delays on the Orange Line due to a train that's dead on the tracks between North Station and Community College.

By - 12/30/17 - 12:56 pm

A deceased trolley at North Station is causing "minor" delays for the ride to Lechmere, the MBTA reports.

By - 11/29/17 - 2:06 pm
Damaged Revere cruiser

Damaged Revere cruiser near the Garden. Photo by Devil Duck.

A man wanted for a robbery on Squire Road in Revere today led police on a chase into Boston, where he was arrested behind Boston Garden, State Police report. One Revere cruiser was damaged in the pursuit. Read more.

By - 11/1/17 - 1:18 pm

The Globe reports a fed-up Fitchburg Line rider decided he'd rather make a point and get arrested than comply with a "Fare is Fair" order that he go to the ticket window to get a replacement for his valid, if faded, monthly pass.

By - 10/31/17 - 5:13 pm
Waiting to get on the train to Salem

Harry Pierre reports the line for the next Newburyport/Rockport train, which stops in Salem, is a bit more crowded than usual this afternoon.

By - 9/21/17 - 12:56 pm
George

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he went up to a woman bending to pick up a baby stroller on a trolley, ground his pelvis into her and made a lewd comment.

Read more.

By - 8/17/17 - 6:16 pm

What's now missing here?

to "maximize " non fare revenue has apparently failed. Waiting at North Station tonight, I noted that the overhead LED billboards have been removed, and that the backlit post-mounted ones have had the ads removed and are shut off.

Wonder if the new GM has already figured out it's a futile effort to hire a contractor that sells ad space to companies (Qualcomm and Shire) to promote products that your patrons can't directly buy.

By - 8/17/17 - 11:45 am

Harvard Kennedy School researchers tried to figure out the cost of a North-South rail link, find it would be between roughly $3.8 billion for a single-tunnel, two-track layout and $5.9 billion for a higher-capacity system with two tunnels and four tracks. Read more.

By - 7/31/17 - 12:18 pm

An information session on The Beverly apartment complex will be held tonight at the Boston Public Library in Dudley Square, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Read more.

By - 6/21/17 - 11:33 am

A woman wearing a head scarf on the Orange Line came under attack Monday night by a man who started screaming anti-Muslim slurs at her and hit her in the back with an umbrella before using his fists and feet to knock out a window, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/12/17 - 7:09 pm
Crowds at North Station

Claire Blechman shows us the hordes trying to get out of Boston from North Station shortly before 6 p.m., on a day when commuter rail tried its best to keep up with delays on the Red Line.

South Station replied, "Hold my beer," as Kevin Essington shows us: Read more.

By - 5/27/17 - 10:16 am