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By adamg - 9/16/21 - 12:22 pm
Line outside the CharlieCard store at Downtown Crossing

Around noon, Massmikmouse photographed the scene outside the CharlieCard store in the Downtown Crossing/Park Street Corridor of Doom: Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/21 - 3:33 pm
Wanted for punching and robbery

Surveillance photo via Transit PD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say attacked a woman and stole her phone shortly at the Massachusetts Avenue Orange Line stop shortly before 9 a.m.

If the floral-print-wearing Dodgers fan looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or text an anonymous tip to 873873.

By adamg - 9/14/21 - 8:28 am

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 15 minutes on the Blue Line, because of a train that had to be taken out back and shot at Airport.

By adamg - 9/12/21 - 12:46 pm

MBTA Commuter Rail reports the 12:20 p.m. train to Providence is just sitting at South Station with its doors closed because of a "crew availability issue," i.e., they can't find anybody to work that train.

By adamg - 9/9/21 - 11:38 am

Transit Police report arresting a man they say ended an argument on an outbound Blue Line train by taking out a knife and stabbing his verbal opponent as the train idled in Maverick Square around 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 29. Read more.

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By adamg - 8/31/21 - 7:04 pm

WFXT reports a 34 driver will be getting a stern talking to from his bosses after a motorist gave the station some video showing him or her reacting to getting cut off on Washington Street at Wellsmere Road in Roslindale by just continuing to go down Washington and right through a red light at Cornell Street.

By adamg - 8/30/21 - 1:33 pm

The MBTA says it's running shuttle buses between Harvard and Park due to an unspecified "power problem" at Central.

By adamg - 8/30/21 - 11:12 am
New CharlieCard vending machines in Malden

John Smith watched the stately procession of new CharlieCard value-adding machines at Malden today.

By adamg - 8/27/21 - 10:11 am

Boston firefighters are at the Ashmont station on the Red Line, where an apparent electrical fire along the tracks there has knocked out service on that branch. The T says riders should begin scouting for the shuttle buses it says are on the way.

Earlier this morning:
At every Red Line station an angry mob, due to a train that's deader than a doorknob.

By adamg - 8/26/21 - 11:02 am
Old Red Line map

Jon Hillman wonders at the age of this route map he spotted on the Red Line today.

By adamg - 8/23/21 - 9:06 am

Transit Police report arresting a man they say was stood in front of a C Line trolley in Washington Square and refused to let it pass, around 5:15 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/21 - 10:39 am

The Boston Carmen's Union, Local 589, vowed yesterday to fight any requirement to show proof of Covid-19 vaccination without something in return from the T. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/21 - 10:08 am
Flood barrier in place on Long Wharf

Nicholas Bauer shows us the flood wall the T has started putting in place to keep Henri from flooding the Blue Line tunnel just down Long Wharf from the soon-to-be-angry sea. The T also has another wall it can swing shut in the Fenway to keep the Muddy River, no longer quite so angry due to Army Corps of Engineers work, out of the Green Line tunnel to Kenmore Square.

By adamg - 8/20/21 - 9:59 am

Even as we type, Maya Jonas-Silver is rushing around the T (well, if one can be said to "rush" on the T) trying to set a new record for fastest time visiting every single subway stop. You can follow her live on Twitter, of course.

It’s funny being in a race that involves sitting patiently for the blue line to depart from wonderland. As we all learn in a lifetime on the T, wanting it to go doesn’t make it move any faster!

By adamg - 8/19/21 - 1:48 pm
Flooded commuter rail tracks in Union Square, Somerville

Somerville City Councilor Ben Ewen-Campen captured the scene along the Fitchburg Line tracks, next to the impending Union Square Green Line stop, after this afternoon's drenching rain. Note the floating timbers. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/21 - 7:44 am
Car on train tracks

Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a two-car crash near Washington and Herald streets around 4 a.m. ended with one car on its back on the commuter-rail tracks 40 feet below. Read more.

By adamg - 8/13/21 - 9:45 pm
Wanted for being open and gross at Uphams Corner

Transit Police report they are looking for a man they say tried to put on a little show at the Uphams Corner stop on the Fairmount Line around 6 a.m. on Thursday.

If the man in the photo (redacting courtesy TPD) looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or text an anonymous tip to 873873 .

By adamg - 8/13/21 - 5:58 pm

The T reports the Orange Line came to a bit of a halt at rush hour and now has delays of up to 30 minutes because an inbound train sighed its last and died at Tufts. Caitlin reports she was stuck on that train: Read more.

By adamg - 8/10/21 - 8:39 pm
Orange Line out for testing

The T took one of the new trains out for a spin on Saturday. Photo by John Smith.

The MBTA said tonight it expects to start running those new Orange Line cars again "before the end of the summer," which means sometime before, oh, Sept. 21. Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/21 - 1:12 pm
Wanted for Government Center assault; wearing Puma jacket

Transit Police are asking for help to ID this guy for an incident at the Government Center T stop around 9:50 p.m. on July 29. Read more.

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