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By adamg - 1/18/22 - 8:52 am
Wu and O'Malley on a bus

Among those affected: The mayor and a former city councilor.

Some sort of "power problem" on the Orange Line means the T is rolling out shuttle buses to replace the Orange Line between Jackson Square and Back Bay. But, the T helpfully advises, you can also jump on the 39 (and then, if you're feeling especially kicky, you can jump off the 39 and get on the E Line). Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/22 - 10:31 pm

Whatever happened happened around 10 p.m. The T initially said a trolley derailed at Park Street, but then said, nope the trolley "split a switch" but didn't actually go off the rails. Photo of non-derailment switch splitting.

In either case, no injuries, but also no service between Arlington Street and North Station. Riders can use the Orange Line instead, the T says.

By adamg - 1/13/22 - 10:07 am

Trains reports that Amtrak and CSX have reached an agreement that will let Amtrak start running more trains between Boston and Albany. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/22 - 10:44 pm

It sure looked that way tonight at Andrew station: Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/22 - 4:33 pm
Wanted man

Surveillance photo via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for a man they say snapped photos up women's skirts on a Green Line trolley between Hynes and Park Street around 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 14.

If the alleged upskirter looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.

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By adamg - 1/10/22 - 9:17 am

A bit of the old "power" problem on the Blue Line this morning forced the T to roll out some buses to get passengers between Airport and Government Center, but the T says power's been restored and the trains are actually running again.

By adamg - 1/9/22 - 8:12 pm

With temperatures getting getting down to Angostura levels on Tuesday (because they'll be so bitter), the MBTA is warning us to watch out for possible delays, even as they get crews ready to make sure trains and switches are at the ready: Read more.

By adamg - 1/7/22 - 4:25 pm

A Suffolk Superior Court judge has rejected a request from the Boston Carmen's Union to block the MBTA from requiring workers to get Covid-19 shots to keep their jobs. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/22 - 1:33 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 25 minutes on the Orange Line due to a train that went to meet its maker at Oak Grove, one of the poor tired old trains that has been shouldering its superannuated burden for just so long and could no longer take it, we assume, rather than one of the sprightly shiny new young thangs just off the truck from the Springfield assembly plant.

By adamg - 1/5/22 - 11:39 am

Transit Police report two now former TPD lieutenants got probation last month after agreeing to repay the department the money they were paid for both regular and overtime hours they put in for but did not work. Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/22 - 4:28 pm
Firefighters at Andrew Red Line stop

Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters responded to Andrew on the Red Line around 1:30 p.m. for a person under a train. The department reports they were able to remove the man and hand him to Boston EMS, which transported him to a local hospital.

By adamg - 12/30/21 - 12:33 pm

Joe Pesaturo posts the video to prove it. You may recall how the new Red Line trains, the one or two that were actually running, were taken out of service while engineers figured out what to do about the way the sister newbies on the Orange Line kept derailing.

By adamg - 12/29/21 - 12:22 pm

A woman who wound up on the outbound Red Line track with a train over her in 2019 is suing the MBTA for the injuries she suffered, charging she wouldn't have been so seriously hurt if the train operator hadn't come into the station so fast that he could not stop in time. Read more.

By adamg - 12/28/21 - 9:29 am

Dr. Stephen Dorner, an emergency-room doctor at Mass. General, posts video taken by an MGH physician's assistant, on her way home after an overnight shift caring for Covid-19 patients, who asked a woman on the Orange Line to pull up her mask.

Of course, it didn't end there: Read more.

By adamg - 12/27/21 - 5:17 pm

The MBTA shut power on the Orange Line inbound at Back Bay shortly after 5 p.m. after a man somehow wound up under the platform there. Firefighters got the semi-conscious man out by 5:15 p.m. and all firefighters left the tracks, letting the T restore power and service not long after.

By adamg - 12/23/21 - 3:25 pm
Smoke from a Red Line train at Broadway

A was among the passengers who were not entranced at Broadway when an inbound train began to smoke shortly after 2 p.m.

The T reports the train was taken out of service and given a stern talking to.

By adamg - 12/20/21 - 4:34 pm
Wanted for robbery and assault and battery

Surveillance photo by TPD.

Surveillance photo of attack

Transit Police report they are looking for two men they say robbed one man and stomped a second in the Downtown Crossing station concourse around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/21 - 8:53 pm
Test trolleys on tracks between Union Square and Lechmere

Adam Nichols captured some of the action tonight on the Union Square stub, where Green Line operators have begun driving trolleys to test things out and get familiar with the new line. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/21 - 8:22 pm

CommonWealth reports the Wu administration is trying to figure out how to deal with a Federal Transit Administration rule that seems to limit transit pilots to six months before they have to be shut down or funded permanently. Two weeks ago, the City Council approved Wu's proposal to spend $8 million to provide free boarding on three bus routes - in a pilot that would run two years.

By adamg - 12/14/21 - 8:12 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Mattapan man on charges he plunged a knife into a couple of people on a South Station Red Line platform after failing to convince them of his side in an argument around midnight. Read more.

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