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By adamg - 3/13/20 - 10:05 pm
Empty parking lot

Roving UHub photographer Sharon I snapped the scene at the parking lot of the Walpole stop on the Franklin Line when she got off the train around 7 p.m. - the only car in the normally crowded lot was hers.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 7:03 pm
A near empty Red Line train this afternoon

Our own Cybah had plenty of room to exercise social distancing on the Red Line around 3 p.m. today. He says his train the same time yesterday was full.

Mike Moody snapped a similar scene on an inbound Greenbush Line train around 7 this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 9:12 am

Jennifer Buchan Verstreken reports, in the Hyde Park Neighbors group on Facebook: Read more.

By adamg - 1/31/20 - 9:04 am

An 18-year-old was fatally hit just west of the the Conant Street crossing around 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, according to Transit Police, who say foul play is not suspected.

By adamg - 1/30/20 - 9:07 am

UPDATE: At 9:42 p.m., Erin Larsen, who got on at Montserrat around 7:07 reported: "It’s been 2 hours and 20 min and we still haven’t arrived at North Station. Plus TWO trains (inbound) have passed us."

Shortly before 9 a.m., Keolis updated us on the fate of Train 156, which left Newburyport at 7 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/20 - 9:25 am
Darkened, not moving Franklin Line train

Ahhhj's photo is a bit grainy because he took it on the 706 train out of Franklin after it came to a halt in Norwood Central this morning and the regular lights went off:

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 2:44 pm

The board that runs the MBTA today approved four extra inbound trains in the morning and four new trains in the evening along the Fairmount Line. Read more.

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 - 1/10/20 - 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 - 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 adamg - 12/24/19 - 6:48 pm

The Orange Line has delays of up to 15 minutes due to an inbound train with "an air pressure problem" at Haymarket.

Also, there's a dead Amtrak train at 128 gumming up service on the Providence Line.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 8:59 am

WCVB reports the first commutergates will be installed at North Station by next summer, followed by similar contraptions at South Station and Back Bay.

By adamg - 12/3/19 - 10:49 am

The MBTA reports that Train 514 out of Worcester has no delays but due to a problem with a locomotive generator, it's operating with minimum lighting and without heat "

By adamg - 12/3/19 - 9:27 am

The T started with a general warning around 8:30 a.m. that Fitchburg Line riders could expect delays "due to a combination of minor train defects, switch failure & Freight train," but now they're up to delays of 50 to 60 minutes, at least on one Boston-bound train.

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 9:07 am

A train that died right outside South Station jammed up the tracks and meant delays of up to 20 minutes both inbound and outbound this morning, even after crews managed to push the beast into Fort Point Channel, or whatever it is they do in these more enlightened times with dead trains. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/19 - 10:55 am

Bad news for people heading to Fitchburg this holiday morning: The T canceled train 2403 out of North Station and, after first telling passengers, woopsies, go take an Uber or something, decided to dig up a shuttle bus for the long ride out to Wachusett. The T is also telling passengers who'd hoped to take 2406 out of Wachusett to Boston at 1:15 p.m. to expect to ride a bus instead.

Standing on a bus from Boston to Fitchburg.

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