The T

By - 1/22/19 - 8:56 am

Danielle reports she had to do a bit of backwards commuting on the Orange Line this morning:

Typically take the Orange Line from Ruggles to Back Bay. Severe delays and overcrowding. Now heading outbound to Forest Hills to catch a train to back bay. What a joke.

By - 1/21/19 - 5:48 pm
No lights, no heat

Passengers on an outbound Fitchburg Line train had to endure two hours on a cold, unlit train stuck in Weston this evening - and then 15 minutes standing outside in single-digit temperatures waiting for a relief train. Read more.

By - 1/20/19 - 10:35 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Orange Line due to signal problems at Oak Grove.

By - 1/20/19 - 7:43 pm

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to a recalcitrant Orange Line train.

By - 1/20/19 - 7:17 pm
Smoke in Kendall Square station

Hazed and confused at Kendall. Photo by Luke Ward.

The MBTA reports Red Line delays of up to ten minutes due to a train with "mechanical issues" at Kendall that belched a lot of smoke.

By - 1/18/19 - 11:19 pm
Guaranteed Swahili

The Boston Language Institute, which for decades guaranteed Boston subway riders they could learn Swahili, shut down today, not because every Bostonian who has ever wanted to learn Swahili has done so, but because its bank seized its account. Read more.

By - 1/18/19 - 9:40 am

The MBTA reports Red Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to an inbound train near Central that developed signal troubles and had to be removed from service, and you know how long that can take.

By - 1/18/19 - 8:46 am

It was another weary morning for commuters on the Red and Green Lines due to a Red Line train that developed mechanical problems near Harvard and trolleys that started pondering the meaning of life inbound at Sutherland Road and outbound at Arlington. But the T says all is fine and dandy again.

By - 1/15/19 - 8:38 am

The MBTA reports things are back to normal on the Red Line, after delays caused by a train that up and died at JFK/UMass.

By - 1/14/19 - 9:04 pm

WBUR reports the first brand-new Orange Line car since the 1980s won't start taking passengers until sometime in March. The T says the delay - it had originally hoped to have at least one new train running by last month - is to thoroughly test the French-made systems that will link the trains to the line's signalling system. The delay is just for the very first train - it should not affect delivery of future cars from the Springfield factory assembling the cars from mostly Chinese components, the T says.

By - 1/14/19 - 9:15 am

The MBTA reports Green Line delays of up to 15 minutes coming into town from the west due to a trolley that's broken down at Park Street. At 9:06 a.m., Phil R. reported the impact down the line

I've been sitting on an #mbta #GreenLine train just outside Kenmore & we haven't moved in AT LEAST 10 minutes. There were 2 announcements about a disabled train, but we STILL haven't moved.

By - 1/12/19 - 2:00 pm
Longer Orange Line train

Roving UHub photographer BradM spotted this six-car brand-spanking-new Orange Line train sitting above across the Mystic around 9:20 this morning. Almost looks like that thing will be ready to roll into actual service, weary Orange Line riders can only hope (you may recall the T had originally said it would get at least one all new Chinese-by-way-of-Springfield Orange Line train in service by the end of 2018).

Earlier:
They're so cute when they're little.

By - 1/12/19 - 12:35 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Orange Line due to "a disabled train with a door problem" at Downtown Crossing.

By - 1/11/19 - 8:52 pm
Bare feet on the Blue Line

Nicholas Agri spotted this sockless, sandal wearing person on the Blue Line headed towards Wonderland this evening. No word if the person was also holding a Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee.

By - 1/11/19 - 9:56 am

The Cambridge Fire Department reports there was a bit of flaming trash between Harvard and Porter stations this morning, but that it was quickly extinguished and that train service was not interrupted because of it.

By - 1/11/19 - 9:04 am
Firefighters at Fields Corner Red Line stop look to extricate person under train

Firefighters look to extricate person under train. Photo by BFD.

Red Line service came to a halt on the Ashmont branch around 8 a.m. after a person wound up under a train at the Fields Corner station. The T is using buses instead between Ashmont and JFK/UMass.

NBC Boston reports the person was extricated shortly before 9 a.m., conscious, with possible broken bones.

By - 1/9/19 - 10:03 am
Electric Silver Line bus

New bus nearing road readiness. Photo by MBTA.

The MBTA reports it plans to pilot electricity-powered buses on the Silver Line starting later this winter. Read more.

By - 1/8/19 - 4:21 pm
New Orange Line cars at Wellington

Lori Magno snapped a photo of a couple of baby-faced new Orange Line cars resting with some of their older, wearier counterparts at Wellington this morning.

By - 1/8/19 - 11:53 am

Transit Police report on the incident: Read more.

By - 1/8/19 - 8:07 am

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 10 minutes due to a train with "a mechanical problem" near Malden Center.