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By adamg - 6/25/22 - 11:19 pm
Car on Green Line tracks on Commonwealth Avenue at Chestnut Hill Avenue

Ari Ofsevit spotted a car on the B Line tracks and the driver who put it there, on Commonwealth Avenue outbound, just past Chestnut Hill Avenue, tonight.

By adamg - 6/25/22 - 11:42 am
Bladeless fan in Kenmore Green Line station

Glenn Whidden reports this fan in the Kenmore Square Green Line station isn't plugged in, although he adds:

No point, it has no blades. Never change MBTA.

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 - 6/24/22 - 9:14 am

The front wheels of a Red Line car came off the rails in a mishap yesterday at the MBTA's Cabot Yard in South Boston.

According to an initial internal account, a driver was moving four cars: Read more.

By adamg - 6/23/22 - 8:56 pm
Sign: No service on the Orange Line

Orange Line at 6:13 p.m. Photo by Emily.

The T shut the Green and Orange Lines downtown again this evening after another "structural issue with the Government Center Garage."

Green Line service has been replaced by buses between Lechmere and Government Center. The Orange Line is shut between North Station and Back Bay, "until further notice," the T says. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/22 - 9:37 pm

So you can understand why the MBTA, already under the gun for all those safety violations and the ongoing delays in getting new Orange and Red Line trains into service, might want to downplay what happened early Monday morning in the Wellington Orange Line yard, calling it a "battery failure" but grudgingly acknowledging, at least to a Globe reporter, that the "failure" caused "significant damage" to the part of the car where the battery used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 6/21/22 - 7:02 pm

The Globe reports the T took all the new cars out of service today after finding some sort of battery problem in one of them.

By adamg - 6/20/22 - 6:21 pm

NBC Boston has video of a Red Line train that took off at the Braintree yard and then just kept on going through Braintree station on May 30. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/22 - 2:27 pm

The T today announced its first step in responding to this week's critical safety demands from federal investigators: Starting Monday, it will run fewer trains on weekdays on the Red, Orange and Blue Lines to give employees at its Operations Control Center a breather until it can find and train more of them. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/22 - 12:41 am
Sad Celtics fans

Emulsion Mike rode home on the Red Line with some Celtics fans tonight.

By adamg - 6/16/22 - 11:43 am

The MBTA said today the B Line will be shut between BC and Kenmore starting Monday "to conduct much needed track upgrades while also installing Green Line Train Protection System equipment across the system."

Shuttle buses will replace trolleys through July 1, the T says. Read more.

By adamg - 6/15/22 - 4:31 pm
Open door on the Orange Line

Safety problem on the Orange Line at 3 p.m. today. T says it fixed it. Photo by Patrick.

The Federal Transit Administration today released a series of directives to the T about safety deficiencies on the nation's oldest subway system, deficiencies so serious they demand immediate action even as federal investigators continue going over the T's operations. Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/22 - 10:19 pm

The MBTA reports two trolleys "unintentionally coupled" at Government Center, which sounds like what might happen in a PornHub video, but probably means one rear-ended the other at very slow speed and they got coupled together (which also sounds like a PornHub video). Read more.

By adamg - 6/14/22 - 9:40 am

MassLive.com provides an update on the June 1 crash, which injured three T workers. It's the sort of thing that might not happen once the T installs a system to auto-brake trolleys whose operators do stuff like that.

By adamg - 6/13/22 - 2:01 pm
Police at trolley crash scene

After police arrived at the scene. Photo by Justin Mc.

A woman getting off a trolley stopped on South Huntington Avenue, at the turn from Huntington, didn't make it to the sidewalk yesterday evening, because a motorist who disregarded the fact the trolley was stopped and had its door open, ran into her. Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/22 - 10:42 am
Wanted for armed assault

Transit Police have released photos of two guys they say pointed a gun at somebody at Wollaston on the Red Line around 3 p.m. on Friday.

If they look familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

By adamg - 6/12/22 - 6:04 pm

The Herald reports the T will try installing urine-detecting sensors in station elevators that will summon a cleaning crew on the double to clean the offending liquid - which not only can smell but but which can damage an elevator.

By adamg - 6/9/22 - 11:00 pm

Somebody who parks in the Roslindale Village commuter-rail station reports coming home tonight to a flyer promoting hatred of Jews and "sodomites" for the most part, but also Communists, Muslims, feminists, the European Union and the Open Society Foundation (founded by George Soros, so Jews again). Read more.

By adamg - 6/9/22 - 10:08 am
Collided buses in South Boston

Plutor spotted the aftermath of a collision on East Broadway at O Street around 8 a.m.

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