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By adamg - 3/24/20 - 3:28 pm
Boom! Exploding manhole in Charles Circle

Melissa reports that shortly after 3 p.m., a manhole in Cambridge Street between the Charles/MGH Red Line station and MGH itself exploded. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/20 - 2:10 pm

The MBTA is reporting delays of 15 minutes on the Red Line due to a train that joined the choir eternal near Harvard.

By adamg - 3/20/20 - 9:49 pm

The Red Line is currently without power near South Station to let Boston firefighters and MBTA power workers deal with a smouldering fire from an electrical cable in the tunnel between South Station and Broadway.

By adamg - 3/18/20 - 11:44 am
Mozamel Abdul-Rahman

Transit Police report arresting Mozamel Abdul-Rahman, 32, for what they say was an unprovoked attack on an 84-year-old man on a Red Line platform at Park Street on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 3/16/20 - 4:36 pm
Park Street suspect

Update: One arrest made.

Transit Police have released photos of one of the two men they say repeatedly kicked and punched an elderly man around 9 pm. on Saturday on a Red Line platform at Park Street. Read more.

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 - 3/11/20 - 9:32 am
Not many people on the Red Line this morning

Sarah Marina snapped her Red Line car at 8:52 this morning. Riders social distancing themselves were, of course, aided by riders who are now just staying home.

There was an amazing scene on the Southeast Expressway during yesterday afternoon's rush hour, too.

By adamg - 3/5/20 - 9:11 am
People dumped out of Red Line train at Porter Square

The already teeming hordes at Porter Square got even teemingier after passengers were ordered out of a full train shortly before 9 a.m. because it suddenly passed its expiration date, as Nicole Bartolotta shows us. The T is reporting Red Line delays of up to ten minutes.

By adamg - 3/4/20 - 5:04 pm

The MBTA has gotten the person on the tracks near Savin Hill off the tracks and now Red Line trains can rattle along again.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 6:27 pm
Jammed Red Line station

Jam and cram at Park Street around 5:30 p.m. Photo by Cam DC.

The T reports Red Line delays of 10 minutes due to signal problems near Harvard - which is better than the 30-minute delays they were causing at the height of rush hour. Read more.

By adamg - 2/26/20 - 3:34 pm

A door on an inbound Red Line train at Andrew decided to act up, forcing T workers to do something about it, which involved delays of up to ten minutes into town from the south.

By adamg - 2/24/20 - 9:19 pm

Updated, 9:55 p.m.

Broadway got smoky around 9 p.m. when a train pulled in with an overheated motor that belched both sparks and smoke. Read more.

By adamg - 2/23/20 - 8:14 pm

Transit Police are investigating an incident last night in which somebody commandeered the PA system on an outbound Red Line train pulling into Broadway.

A Red Line rider who was on the train reports: Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/20 - 11:00 pm

The MBTA is reporting Red Line delays up to 15 minutes due to a balky train inbound near JFK/UMass. John Lyons reports he was on the dead train for 20 minutes with nary an announcement what was going on.

By adamg - 2/20/20 - 8:49 am

Trains on both the Orange and Red Lines took a look at the thermometer earlier this morning and decided not to get out of bed, causing delays for people who had reasons to be places. Both lines are now back to normal, the T reports.

By adamg - 2/18/20 - 11:32 am
Baran-Garcia

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he pursued another man on the Red line and bit him somewhere between Fields Corner and Andrew on Sunday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 2/18/20 - 10:06 am

The T has removed the recalcitrant train that refused to pull out of Alewife, but there are still those residual delays on the Red Line.

By adamg - 2/16/20 - 12:55 pm

A pigeon got a free ride and plenty of things to peck at on a Red Line train this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 4:31 pm

Several hours after a brake-spasmed Green Line trolley filled Copley station with smoke, a Red Line train pulled the same stunt at Broadway, around 4 p.m., sending smoke down the tunnel and into the South Station subway stop.

Red Line service towards Alewife went into delay mode as T workers strove to make the brake-locked train disappear.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 9:02 am
Truck wedged under MBTA bridge in Dorchester

Dot Malone came across some storrowing action on Conley Street, off Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester around 8 a.m. - a driver manage to wedge his or her truck nice and tight under the Red Line's Braintree branch.

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