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By adamg - 4/24/22 - 1:47 pm

WBZ reports the man didn't just turn onto the train tracks:

The man drove down the tracks for a distance before coming to a stop nowhere near a crossing.

By adamg - 4/9/22 - 4:05 pm
Firefighters rescuing man after breaking open wall at Back Bay

The Boston Fire Department reports "a man fell between the walls" at the commuter-rail part of Back Bay this afternoon and that companies had to bust open the walls to get him out. The department did not say how the man managed to fall in that exact location.

By adamg - 2/21/22 - 9:04 am

Transit Police report arresting a Malden man they say stabbed another man in the hand in an altercation over bowl hygiene in the men's room at Back Bay station Sunday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 2/16/22 - 9:57 am
Sunset over the Northeast Corridor

LarsK Images had a good view of the Orange Line and the Northeast Corridor - and the Back Bay - at sunset at Forest Hills yesterday.

By adamg - 1/31/22 - 11:45 pm

Riders on some of the last trains into Boston from the south tonight are going to be wicked late: The T is reporting delays of more than an hour on some trains on the Providence and Franklin lines due to a "disabled train in the Readville area." Read more.

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By adamg - 1/31/22 - 3:14 pm

Transit Police report arresting a man from Lithonia, GA on charges he kicked two women in the stomach on a Providence Line train coming into South Station on Friday morning. Read more.

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 - 11/22/21 - 10:08 pm

Victim identified as Noel Jimenez, 30, of Hyde Park.

Boston Police report a man in his 30s was shot on Maple Street near the Fairmount commuter-rail stop around 9:50 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/21 - 5:26 pm

Kokou Kuakumensah, 31, of Worcester, was sentenced to five years in federal prison today after admitting he programmed blank credit cards with other people's digits and then used them at ticket kiosks at MBTA stations to buy monthly passes he'd then sell through Craigslist and at the Grafton station on the Worcester line, the US Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/22/21 - 2:55 pm
Wanted for Back Bay beating

Surveillance photos via TPD.

Transit Police report they are looking for two men they say beat up a third man at the Back Bay T stop because he couldn't give them any cigarettes. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/21 - 2:47 pm

The MBTA will be giving away $5 Dunk's gift cards at South Station at the convenient time of 1 p.m. on Monday. Bonus: Get a free face mask with every gift card. Workers will also be handing out the gift cards and masks at various subway stops at random times: Maverick, Orient Heights, Wonderland, North Station, Haymarket, South Station, JFK/UMass, Ashmont, Braintree, Harvard, Park Street, Copley, Kenmore, Back Bay and Forest Hills.

By adamg - 10/1/21 - 10:44 am

A Louisiana family who lost almost everything in Hurricane Ida who came up here to watch the Saints play the Patriots on Sunday got off a train after the game at Back Bay were on that escalator that suddenly went into reverse, throwing them down and mangling them - they claim in a suit against the MBTA and the company contracted with maintaining the device. Read more.

By adamg - 9/27/21 - 9:41 pm

WBZ reports the latest on the up escalator that suddenly reversed direction at Back Bay yesterday, sending nine people to the hospital (story has graphic details on what happened to one little girl and her mother).

By adamg - 9/26/21 - 6:26 pm

Boston EMS reports nine people had to be taken to local hospitals after an up escalator at Back Bay reversed and began going down, around 6 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 9/24/21 - 12:02 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Middleborough man they say refused a request from a conductor to put a mask on, then shoved the employee and forced his way aboard by using his shoulder as a battering ram. Read more.

By adamg - 9/23/21 - 1:43 pm

Update, 8:07 p.m.: He's made it to Philadelphia and discovers that "SEPTA is evil."

Jules Wang set out early this morning to see just how far south he could get strictly on public transit (not including Amtrak). Read more.

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 - 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 .

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