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By adamg - 8/16/19 - 3:40 pm

New Wollaston Train Station

This woman, who loves, loves, loves the new Wollaston station, what with its gleaming and clean maps and signs and floors and stuff, would probably die of happiness on the spot if a new Orange Line train came through, so we feel bad about mentioning that JFK/UMass, Andrew and Broadway are as much "real Boston" as all the stops with more than two colors on the maps.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 2:38 pm

After 20 months of work, the Patriot Ledger reports.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 11:14 am

The MBTA tells Adam Castiglioni why Red Line trains were particularly slow over the Longfellow this morning:

Our Track Department performed maintenance work involving inspecting rail and tamping ballast at the northbound end the Longfellow Bridge. After this type of work a speed restriction is usually put into place. It is expected to be lifted after service tonight.

By adamg - 8/14/19 - 4:10 pm

As Orange Line riders vie for the chance to ride that One New Train, Red Line riders get to shake their fists at the tracks in frustration, what with delays now up to 15 minutes caused by what the T says is "a train with its brakes holding" at Alewife.

By adamg - 8/14/19 - 9:51 am
Gomes

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man they say sprayed "a large can" of bear repellent inside an inbound Red Line train as it hurtled underground near Andrew station yesterday evening. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/19 - 7:39 am

WCVB reports the MBTA is planning some major amounts of weekend shutdowns this fall on the Green, Orange and Red Lines to get in some of that desperately needed repair work.

By adamg - 8/9/19 - 6:44 pm
Red Line riders dumped at Park Street

Tim Lawrence was among the hordes ordered off an Alewife train at Park around 6:30 p.m., around the time the MBTA was announcing delays in the other direction due to a wounded train leaving Alewife.

The delays came about four hours after the T announced: Read more.

By adamg - 8/5/19 - 9:11 am
Drafahl

Transit Police report tips from riders led them to a South Boston woman for an incident last Wednesday in which a disabled person was physically assaulted and spit on at the Harvard Square T station.

Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/19 - 11:22 am
Wanted woman

Transit Police have released photos of a woman they say attacked a disabled person at the Harvard Square T stop around 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/19 - 10:09 am

The MBTA reports it's managed to regain control of the Red Line tracks from a train that was refusing to move on account of it having expired, causing delays of up to 15 minutes.

By adamg - 8/1/19 - 6:18 pm
Dead Red Line train stuck at station

Marie Morris reports an inbound Red Line train made it about five-sixths of the way out of South Station when it came to a halt. Riders are reporting delays of up to 20 minutes now.

By adamg - 7/29/19 - 9:42 am

The MBTA is reporting Red Line delays of up to 15 minutes towards Alewife due to a train that expired near Andrew.

By adamg - 7/24/19 - 6:21 pm

The MBTA reports the Red Line is not quite deader than a doorknob, but it's getting there, this time due to a train with "low air pressure" at Kendall/MIT, which we suspect isn't something you can fix with a bicycle air pump.

By adamg - 7/24/19 - 2:52 pm
Wong

Transit Police report arresting Yoa Wong, 27, of Quincy, on charges he used his phone to photograph up a woman's skirt on the escalator at the Broadway Red Line stop yesterday evening. Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/19 - 12:15 pm
Boris Johnson on the Red Line with one of the few other riders during a 2015 blizzard?

In February, 2015, Boris Johnson, then mayor of London, got on the Red Line to try to get to some event at Harvard, but couldn't because we were having one of those blizzards.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 10:49 pm

The MBTA has released video of the June 11 Red Line derailment at JFK/UMass. WBUR has a copy.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 4:32 pm
Working on Red Line wires

Working on the wires at JFK/UMass. Photo by MBTA.

With repairs to the destroyed JFK/UMass signal bungalows continuing apace, the MBTA announced today it hopes to restore fully automated signaling between JFK/UMass and Broadway by Aug. 15, which should cut five minutes off the longer Red Line commutes. Read more.

By adamg - 7/17/19 - 9:53 pm
By adamg - 7/15/19 - 8:18 pm
Smashed Red Line window

The smashed window at Charles/MGH. Photo by Katie Broida.

Shortly after 6 p.m., Steph Wilkinson reported somebody punched a window on her car of an Alewife train leaving Park Street: "Most of it is cracked." Read more.

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