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By adamg - 12/6/19 - 9:48 am

A. He has a wooden leg. The Globe's Emily Sweeney reports on the 1955 fall her grandfather took onto the tracks at what was then Park Street Under. Afterwards, he made the news around the world.

By adamg - 12/5/19 - 9:19 am
Frustrated bus riders give up and walk onto McGrath Highway to get to Lechmere

Why, yes, those are people walking on the ramp up to McGrath Highway this morning. Daniel Drumsticks reports:

People walking up to McGrath Highway to Lechmere because the first MBTA bus to come by the Medford St./McGrath stop in 20 minutes, the 88, just went past without stopping and the next bus isn't for 15 minutes.

By adamg - 12/5/19 - 7:59 am
Crammed Orange Line train at Forest Hills

This is an Orange Line train leaving Forest Hills. Photo by Deb Beatty Mill.

The MBTA is reporting Orange Line delays of up to ten minutes due to a train that left this mortal coil at Tufts.

By adamg - 12/4/19 - 3:29 pm
By adamg - 12/4/19 - 3:00 pm

Anaridis Rodriguez at WBZ reports the "uncommon noise" is coming from pads on the cars' "trucks," which hold the wheels. Not a safety issue, but important to address, the GM says.

By adamg - 12/4/19 - 8:51 am
Crowded train, platform at Malden Center

Another morning, another mess on the Orange Line. Finn reports from an inbound train at Malden Center: Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/19 - 10:49 am

The MBTA reports that Train 514 out of Worcester has no delays but due to a problem with a locomotive generator, it's operating with minimum lighting and without heat "

By adamg - 12/3/19 - 9:55 am

Update, 10:40 a.m.: T says Orange Line trains are rolling again, but with 10-minute delays.

The MBTA, which first reported 15-minute delays on the Orange Line southbound, has now suspended all service entirely on the line between Haymarket and Tufts Medical Center - and telling riders who want to get anywhere between North Station and Copley Square to use the Green Line instead. Read more.

By adamg - 12/3/19 - 9:27 am

The T started with a general warning around 8:30 a.m. that Fitchburg Line riders could expect delays "due to a combination of minor train defects, switch failure & Freight train," but now they're up to delays of 50 to 60 minutes, at least on one Boston-bound train.

By adamg - 12/3/19 - 8:32 am

WCVB reports on the 1:30 a.m. crash.

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 6:55 pm

The T reports the Orange Line is down to one track at Oak Grove due to a train that died on the other track.

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 9:07 am

A train that died right outside South Station jammed up the tracks and meant delays of up to 20 minutes both inbound and outbound this morning, even after crews managed to push the beast into Fort Point Channel, or whatever it is they do in these more enlightened times with dead trains. Read more.

By adamg - 12/1/19 - 6:48 pm
Slippery conditions on South Huntington Avenue

Patrick Ford took a look at South Huntington Avenue around 6:30 p.m. and saw a bus stuck in the snow. A T inspector in an SUV pulled up and tried to push the bus, but it didn't seem to be working: Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/19 - 3:01 pm
Santa Claus at Green Street on the Orange Line

Roving UHub photographer David Dines spotted the Jolly Old Elf on the platform at the Green Street Orange Line station, said he hopes he at least got one of the new trains on the way in.

By adamg - 11/28/19 - 10:55 am

Bad news for people heading to Fitchburg this holiday morning: The T canceled train 2403 out of North Station and, after first telling passengers, woopsies, go take an Uber or something, decided to dig up a shuttle bus for the long ride out to Wachusett. The T is also telling passengers who'd hoped to take 2406 out of Wachusett to Boston at 1:15 p.m. to expect to ride a bus instead.

Standing on a bus from Boston to Fitchburg.

By adamg - 11/27/19 - 11:15 am
Entrance to Sumner Tunnel in the mid-1940s

North End tunnel entrance all clogged up. See it larger.

After World War II, the East Boston Traffic Tunnel, also known as the Sumner Tunnel, was often gridlocked - being the only direct car route between Boston Proper and East Boston. The photo is from a 1947 report by a rapid-transit commission established by the state legislature, and has this caption: Read more

By adamg - 11/26/19 - 9:19 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to ten minutes on the Orange Line due to signals that aren't signalling, at least not the way one would like on a modern subway line, at Forest Hills.

By adamg - 11/24/19 - 8:44 pm

Last week, state Rep. Mike Connolly (D-Cambridge, Somerville) got a promise from T officials to do something about the perpetual even-in-dry-weather puddle at the bottom of a set of stairs on the outbound side of the Central Square Red Line station. He reports today: Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/19 - 10:00 pm
Robert Gaul

Transit Police report arresting Robert Gaul, 45, on charges he smashed a woman in the face with a blunt object for no particular reason as she sat in North Station Wednesday night. Read more.

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