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By adamg - 1/23/20 - 8:45 am

The Red Line's morning got off to a slow start when an Alewife-bound train developed door problems, slowing service on both sides.

By adamg - 1/22/20 - 8:49 am

The MBTA reports the Red Line is back to normal after a train at Charles developed an embarrassing "mechanical problem."

By adamg - 1/21/20 - 8:13 am

The MBTA reports an inbound Red Line train left Broadway around 8 a.m., then thought better of it and decided to just sit there - about an hour after another train died outbound at Harvard. Katelyn reports from the train: Read more.

By adamg - 1/20/20 - 11:55 am

The MBTA reports inbound delays of up to 10 minutes due to a dead train that has to be shoved out of the way at Central. Yael reports from Harvard that people are being told the problem is "debris" on the tracks at Central, which doesn't seem like a nice way to refer to one of the Red Line's old warhorses, unless maybe it didn't just die, but dropped some parts, too.

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 - 1/3/20 - 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 - 12/20/19 - 9:41 am
Emergency track work at Central

Lm3r reported from Central Square around 9:20 a.m. that several MBTA workers were down on the tracks, apparently installing a new metal thingee that connects one of the rails to the ties - about the same time the T was reporting Red Line delays of up to ten minutes due to track work at Central. Read more.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 10:14 pm
Spiderman on the Red Line

Darbie reports Petey here was hanging like that from at least Park Street to JFK/UMass tonight.

By adamg - 12/13/19 - 7:14 pm
People waiting for the Red Line

It's pretty bad when people are camped out on the steps at Downtown Crossing.

A ride on the Red Line became a nightmare after a train developed one of those "mechanical problems" on the inbound tracks after pulling out of Kendall around 7:15 p.m.

Jed Hresko saw the horde recreating a Beckett play on the southbound side of Downtown Crossing, then walked away. Read more.

By adamg - 12/11/19 - 8:51 am
Wait at Porter Square for the Red Line

The T isn't announcing any official Red Line delays, but as Jennifer Helfer discovered at Porter Square, just because a train pulls into the station doesn't mean you can get on it.

Meanwhile, Ryan provides some video of the water pouring into one Red Line car from Braintree this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/19 - 10:29 am

Even as state officials keep boasting of $8 billion in upcoming new trains and tracks and stuff, the T is continuing to suffer serious safety and other problems because of inadequate maintenance of the trains and facilities it already has, caused in large part by ineffective policy setting by constantly changing leadership, according to a report by a panel formed to investigate T safety issues. Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/19 - 9:48 am

A. He has a wooden leg. The Globe's Emily Sweeney reports on the 1955 fall her grandfather took onto the tracks at what was then Park Street Under. Afterwards, he made the news around the world.

By adamg - 11/24/19 - 8:44 pm

Last week, state Rep. Mike Connolly (D-Cambridge, Somerville) got a promise from T officials to do something about the perpetual even-in-dry-weather puddle at the bottom of a set of stairs on the outbound side of the Central Square Red Line station. He reports today: Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 4:06 pm

With many Red Line riders still fuming over delays this morning that lasted more than an hour, Gov. Baker's office decided 12:35 p.m. was a good time to boast about improvements being made to the Red Line.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 10:33 am

Jessica Saint Jean reports from a Red Line train on which she'd been trapped in a tunnel for an hour (the one that shut down the whole line, perhaps?): Read more.

By adamg - 11/18/19 - 9:15 am
No train at Davis Square, sign says everything is stopped

Hey, sign, how's the Red Line?

Mister Jon is among the discouraged hordes at Davis Square for the first Red Line commute after the first Red Line Repair Weekend and he reports things are not going well: Read more.

By adamg - 11/14/19 - 9:15 am
Empty train at Kendall Square

Tom was among the passengers ordered off an inbound Red Line train at Kendall Square around 8 a.m. because the train just couldn't take it anymore. "Smells of burning rubber/oil," he reported. The T reported the newly ill train caused delays of up to ten minutes southbound.

By adamg - 11/13/19 - 9:51 am

The MBTA is reporting southbound Red Line delays of up to ten minutes due to bum signals at Andrew.

By adamg - 11/12/19 - 6:08 pm

The MBTA is blaming a deceased train at Savin Hill for mounting Red Line delays. Stuart Spina reports:

57 minutes to travel ~1,700 feet. That is all.

Jon adds some people are just walking: Read more.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 10:26 pm

First New Red Line Cars Arrive in Boston

Chris Lovett of BNN took a tour at the T's Cabot Yard in South Boston today. The cars look a lot like the new Orange Line cars, except a bit wider and a lot redder. The goal is to replace all the current Red Line cars by 2023.

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