Around 6:30 a.m., the T advised riders they'd have to board shuttle buses between Wellington and Oak Grove due to smoke on the tracks in Malden. Finn reports some riders took the T at its word: Read more.
Transit Police report they are looking for a man they say indecently attacked a woman around 2:30 pm. on Aug. 9 at Jackson Square - and was spotted leaving the train at Forest Hills and boarding a 30 bus.
If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.
The MBTA has to reset its "It's been __ days since last T disaster" signs now that a track fire erupted under a train in Malden shortly after 3 p.m., forcing its passengers to evacuate on the tracks and shutting down the entire line from Community College to Oak Grove just as rush hour was about to start.
Forest Hills rider wore appropriate color for her ride into town from Forest Hills.
Shortly after 11 a.m., the first of the new Orange Line trains pulled out of Wellington, heading south. Around 11:40, it pulled into Forest Hills, disgorging its first load of railfans, regular T riders, T workers and a lots of reporters. Read more.
Back in the day, when T riders without a monthly pass had to keep some tokens jangling in their pockets or purses, you usually had to pay extra to transfer from the subway to a bus. One of the exceptions was for riders of the 39 bus, who could get a transfer ticket at Back Bay. Read more.
WCVB reports. Fans of humid, wood-paneled rec rooms on wheels don't have to worry just yet, though - most of the trains that will continue to lumber between Oak Grove and Forest Hills will still be those grime and rust-coated 1987 cars you've come to love.
Transit Police report arresting a Haverhill man they say would board a nearly empty Orange Line car, sit next to a woman and then expose and fondle himself while using a newspaper to hide what he was doing from the rest of the passengers. Read more.
A man convicted of indecent assault and battery last year was arrested for two July 18 incidents, one involving an attempted rape at Northeastern and the other an exposure on an Orange Line train. Read more.