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By adamg - 1/30/20 - 9:07 am

UPDATE: At 9:42 p.m., Erin Larsen, who got on at Montserrat around 7:07 reported: "It’s been 2 hours and 20 min and we still haven’t arrived at North Station. Plus TWO trains (inbound) have passed us."

Shortly before 9 a.m., Keolis updated us on the fate of Train 156, which left Newburyport at 7 a.m. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/20 - 2:00 pm

The Boston City Council today agreed with a request from Councilor Lydia Edwards (East Boston, Charlestown, North End) to look at an ordinance under which local employers would be mandated to let their employees buy monthly MBTA passes as a pre-tax benefit, which would save workers some money and increase T use at a time when local roads are increasingly choked with people driving in from their suburban homes now that they've been priced out of the city.

By adamg - 1/29/20 - 11:09 am
New Orange Line train taken out of service

Hammar's thougts on her brief ride.

At 8:13 a.m., Sam Hammar was one happy Orange Line camper: She got to Oak Grove and there, waiting for her like a shiny new carriage was one of the new Orange Line trains. She was so excited, she posted a video - with hearts on it.

That new-train feeling didn't last long. Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/20 - 9:23 am
Rendering of new Green Line station

Rendering of one of the upgraded stops.

The Daily Free Press reports a contractor is expected to begin work soon to build two new Green Line stations along Commonwealth Avenue that will replace four current stops. Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/20 - 11:57 pm

A trolley with a brake problem between Park and Arlington outbound is gumming up the Green Line right now.

By adamg - 1/28/20 - 9:25 am
Darkened, not moving Franklin Line train

Ahhhj's photo is a bit grainy because he took it on the 706 train out of Franklin after it came to a halt in Norwood Central this morning and the regular lights went off:

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 2:44 pm

The board that runs the MBTA today approved four extra inbound trains in the morning and four new trains in the evening along the Fairmount Line. Read more.

By adamg - 1/27/20 - 9:15 am

The Cambridge City Council will consider asking the MBTA to make at least one bus route through the city free as a pilot program to gauge the possibility of eventually freeing all buses from fares. Read more.

By adamg - 1/24/20 - 5:39 pm

But at least it was, they say, fixed before rush hour. At 2:57, the T reported delays on the Red Line after a train could go no more at JFK/UMass. About an hour later, the T reported delays on the Red Line due to signal problems at JFK/UMass. No word if the two incidents were connected (it has, of course, been known to happen).

By adamg - 1/23/20 - 9:22 am

Too easy, in fact. JMEightDigits reports from one of the new cars this morning: Read more.

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 - 10:13 pm
Car on Eliot platform on the Green Line

The meaning of the sign is pretty clear, and yet obviously the driver went way past it. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/20 - 8:53 am

The MBTA is blaming a "power problem" at Park Street for delays on the Green Line. Shortly before 8 a.m., Jed reported:

Just hit a big bump then saw sparks on the Green Line C Train. Track 2 disabled train.

At 8:25, he shows us how passengers got from the trolley to the station: Read more.

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 - 1/21/20 - 8:06 am

Around 6:30 a.m., an Orange Line train headed for Forest Hills joined the choir eternal at State Street, causing delays.

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 - 1/17/20 - 2:44 pm

Transit Police report that around 10 a.m. a woman, 20, was hit by an inbound Worcester Line train in West Newton while she was on the tracks for some reason. She was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, police say, adding foul play is not suspected.

By adamg - 1/17/20 - 11:23 am
Old trolleys for sale

The MBTA has hired an auction firm for online bidding of several old Green Line trolleys now rusting away at the Riverside yard. Read more.

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