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By adamg - 1/17/20 - 2:44 pm

Transit Police report that around 10 a.m. a woman, 20, was hit by an inbound Worcester Line train in West Newton while she was on the tracks for some reason. She was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, police say, adding foul play is not suspected.

By adamg - 1/17/20 - 11:23 am
Old trolleys for sale

The MBTA has hired an auction firm for online bidding of several old Green Line trolleys now rusting away at the Riverside yard. Read more.

By adamg - 1/12/20 - 1:30 pm
Take shuttle bus, sign at Park says

Rajeeve Martyn was at Park when this sign post went up, he reports that "MBTA workers were surprised, too." The T says there's an unspecified wire problem at Haymarket that means no trolleys between North Station and Lechmere - and that it's re-set the signs at Park Street, since trains are running there.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 9:34 am

T describes the agonizingly slow pace of train 160 from Newburyport into North Station this morning:

Currently sitting in the dark behind a restroom whose door won’t close. The entire train smells like raw sewage and we are at a snail’s pace heading to North Station.

By adamg - 1/9/20 - 11:37 pm
Signs at State Street on the Orange Line

Finn provides a before and after at State Street on the Orange Line: A couple weeks ago, the T put up a new train-arrival board - which it then blocked today by putting a sign pointing the way to the Blue Line.

By adamg - 1/9/20 - 11:42 am

MassDOT says Boston-area Boys and Girls clubs have been stocked with CharlieCards for people who want to get somewhere on the T (you'll still have to put value on them yourself): Read more.

By adamg - 1/9/20 - 9:27 am

The MBTA reported delays of up to 30 minutes on the Ashmont branch of the Red Line this morning after a train left this mortal coil at JFK/UMass, leaving behind only a cold, dead husk that had to be pushed out of the way by another, still breathing train.

By adamg - 1/7/20 - 8:10 am
New train, with bonus cameraman, at Forest Hills this morning

New train, with bonus cameraman, at Forest Hills this morning.

The MBTA reports it's figured out a fix for what was causing weird noises to emanate from the wheel area of the new Orange Line trains and so it's, very cautiously, putting one of them back into service today: Read more.

By adamg - 1/4/20 - 9:09 pm

Transit Police report a 40-year-old woman suffered serious injuries when she was hit by an inbound Riverside Line trolley at Newton Centre around 7:45 p.m.

Transit Police detectives are currently investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.

By adamg - 1/3/20 - 9:13 pm
Blue and red at Harvard Square bus station

John Overholt is liking how the renovated upper busway at Harvard Square includes restored stained glass.

By adamg - 1/3/20 - 9:04 am

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays towards Forest Hills of up to ten minutes because of a train with door problems at State. Specifically, this train.

By adamg - 1/3/20 - 8:55 am
Red Line attackers sought

Transit Police report they are looking for a pair who left a T worker with "a serious facial injury" in an attack around 5:50 p.m. on New Year's Day at the Fields Corner T station.

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

By adamg - 1/2/20 - 12:26 pm
Chance and Severino

Chance (l) and Severino

Transit Police report arresting two men they say spent a trip on inbound Orange Line train from Forest Hills "harassing and intimidating" passengers in their car - and attacking one man they spotted attempting to call police. Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/20 - 7:53 pm

Shortly before 7 p.m., inbound service on the Riverside Line was delayed after a trolley's brakes seized up at Newton Highlands - a day after one of the new trolleys suffered an embarrassing failure at Park Street.

By adamg - 12/31/19 - 5:55 pm

With the old year ticking down, a Green Line train composed of two of the brand-new trolleys died right at Park Street, where everybody could see it. Steve Timmins reports workers "separated train into two singles, trains now moving again after about 20 minutes."

By adamg - 12/29/19 - 11:11 pm

MassDOT reported Sunday night that repairs to the Worcester Line tracks near Lansdowne are "substantially complete" and that service would likely be back to normal Monday, but there's a storm coming and that might cause its own issues, in part because of some of the repair work that remains to be finished: Read more.

By adamg - 12/26/19 - 5:39 pm

An outbound Worcester Line train suffered "a low speed upright derailment near Lansdowne," Keolis reports. No injuries, at least, but a major mess on the line, with some passengers being bused back to South Station as the T tries to organize a bus convoy from there to Newtonville, where riders can board a train headed west.

By PegH - 12/25/19 - 7:52 am

The electronic boards, when not providing inaccurate train arrival and departure times at outlying stations all suggest that we, the riding public, tune into '1630 AM radio'. When I googled the station, I got a message that the station was no longer on the air....
Well, i guess defunct AM radio is as good as missing GPS...

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