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By adamg - 6/24/22 - 3:26 pm

The Dorchester Reporter explains why another set of stairs at the JFK/UMass Red Line and commuter-rail station is shut.

By adamg - 6/24/22 - 9:14 am

The front wheels of a Red Line car came off the rails in a mishap yesterday at the MBTA's Cabot Yard in South Boston.

According to an initial internal account, a driver was moving four cars: Read more.

By adamg - 6/20/22 - 6:21 pm

NBC Boston has video of a Red Line train that took off at the Braintree yard and then just kept on going through Braintree station on May 30. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/22 - 2:27 pm

The T today announced its first step in responding to this week's critical safety demands from federal investigators: Starting Monday, it will run fewer trains on weekdays on the Red, Orange and Blue Lines to give employees at its Operations Control Center a breather until it can find and train more of them. Read more.

By adamg - 6/17/22 - 12:41 am
Sad Celtics fans

Emulsion Mike rode home on the Red Line with some Celtics fans tonight.

By adamg - 6/13/22 - 3:50 pm
Angry man in surveillance photo

Surveillance photo via Transit PD.

Transit Police have issued a BOLO for an angry-looking man they say attacked a woman without provocation this morning at the Alewife Red Line stop this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 6/13/22 - 10:42 am
Wanted for armed assault

Transit Police have released photos of two guys they say pointed a gun at somebody at Wollaston on the Red Line around 3 p.m. on Friday.

If they look familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.

By adamg - 5/28/22 - 11:27 am

Transit Police report arresting a total of four teens for a knifepoint robbery attempt that turned into a beating at Shawmut station on the Red Line on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/22 - 8:57 am

Transit Police report arresting a 15-year-old for his alleged role in an attempted knifepoint robbery of two men at the Shawmut Red Line station on Monday that ended with several teens punching the men in the head.

This investigation is ongoing and we anticipate further arrests will be made relative to this matter.

By adamg - 5/23/22 - 5:40 pm

Update: One teen arrested, more arrests likely.

WFXT reports the two men were surrounded near the Shawmut station bike rack around noon and asked for money and when they refused, one teen pulled a knife and then the group punched the men in the heads. Unclear if they then got money.

By adamg - 5/14/22 - 10:31 pm

Firefighters and EMS responded to Park Street station around 10:15 p.m. due to a person on the southbound tracks. He was quickly determined to be dead, and firefighters removed his body. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/22 - 10:43 am
Red Line car in the shop

The deadly Red Line car after the death. Photo by NTSB.

Robinson Lalin died in a Red Line tunnel just past Broadway station because he tried to exit the train through the one door on which a mechanism intended to keep the train from moving if it wasn't fully closed failed, the National Transportation Safety Board reported this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 4/28/22 - 10:56 pm

Transit Police and Boston firefighters responded to the inbound side of the Andrew Red Line station around 10:40 p.m. after a man somehow wound up on the tracks, bleeding from the head, next to the third rail as a train was coming in.

The man was not under the train, so firefighters were able to quickly get him off the tracks and hand him over to Boston EMS for transport to a local hospital.

By adamg - 4/27/22 - 8:58 pm

Transit Police report arresting the man they say got on the Red Line at Ashmont last Thursday, carefully took off his pants and underwear, then got off before leaving the train at Savin Hill.
Read more.

By adamg - 4/25/22 - 10:49 am
Bare legs and the top half of the guy

Photos via TPD.

Update: Suspect arrested.

Transit Police are looking for a man they say got on the Red Line at Ashmont Thursday morning, then took off his pants and underwear and proceeded to "commit a lewd act," which police do not specify but which you can probably figure out. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/22 - 10:18 am

The T has been forced to bustitute between Alewife and Park Street this morning due to "a disabled train in the work zone near Kendall."

One rider reports: "my t driver called it what it really is…another derailment."

By adamg - 4/16/22 - 12:11 pm

WBZ reports the NTSB says Robinson Lalin was getting off the Red Line at Broadway around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday when his arm was trapped by a door and he was dragged to his death.

By adamg - 4/11/22 - 11:35 pm

WCVB talks to the family of Robinson Lalin, a father of two who died early Sunday when his arm got stuck in the door of an older 1500-series train inbound at Broadway station and was then dragged to his death.

By adamg - 4/11/22 - 9:18 am

Boston 25 reports the National Transportation Safety Board will help with the investigation into how a man was dragged to his death early Sunday when his arm got stuck in a Red Line car door at Broadway and the train then dragged him to this death.

Board investigators were last in Boston last year to investigate how one trolley plowed into another on Commonwealth Avenue.

By adamg - 4/10/22 - 12:31 pm

A man who got his arm stuck in Red Line train doors just before it left Broadway early this morning was pulled into the tunnel and to his death, according to a communication from the T to employees today.

WHDH reports emergency crews responded to the station around 12:30 a.m.

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