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By adamg - 9/2/19 - 1:01 pm

Around 11:10 a.m. by an inbound train, Transit Police reports. Mark Allen is on the train and reports:

Very somber feeling in the coach. A prayer for the victim and his family, and additionally, prayers for the crew of the train who are the first responders to these types of incidents.

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 8:01 am

Transit Police report a man, about 21, was hit on the tracks by a train at the Brighton Street crossing and was killed, around 6:20 a.m.

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

Transit Police report an outbound Fitchburg train hit and killed a man on the tracks at the Brandeis/Roberts train station around 6 p.m. Police say foul play is not suspected.

By adamg - 3/5/19 - 8:46 am

A train died near Wachusett station and that has gummed everything up. Or as SMM put it around 7:40 a.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 1/21/19 - 5:48 pm
No lights, no heat

Passengers on an outbound Fitchburg Line train had to endure two hours on a cold, unlit train stuck in Weston this evening - and then 15 minutes standing outside in single-digit temperatures waiting for a relief train. Read more.

By adamg - 12/12/18 - 3:38 pm

Mark A. Grasso was heading into town on Train 414 on the Fitchburg Line, which pulled into Belmont shortly after noon - and then just sat there. He reports: Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/18 - 9:00 am

Around 11:10 p.m. at the Old Sudbury Road crossing. Read more.

By adamg - 11/27/18 - 9:07 am

A car on a Fitchburg Line train slipped off the rails - but stayed upright - outside the Waverly stop around 7:30 a.m. Riders were given the option of waiting for a relief train - which still hadn't come after an hour - or walking to the nearest station. Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/18 - 8:16 am

The 400 train was canceled and now the 402 train out of Fitchburg is running 45 minutes late, the MBTA reports.

It is operating at reduced speed between Waltham and North Station due to a mechanical issue.

Other lines reporting some delays, but no others like that.

By adamg - 7/2/18 - 5:06 pm

Keolis says its train engineers are now blowing their horns as they approach the Sherman Street crossing starting as early as 6:30 a.m. because it's decided the area is no longer a "quiet zone."

A Cambridge city councilor who is also currently vice mayor responds: Wha? Read more.

By adamg - 4/4/18 - 6:09 pm
Crammed commuter-rail platform at Porter Square in Cambridge

Michael Doyle is among the scores (hundreds? thousands?) of Fitchburg Line riders forced to deboard prematurely at Porter Square this evening due to either some sort of switch problem between there and Belmont or a train that gave up the ghost, depending on which MBTA alert one chooses to read.

Regardless of the reason, "no outbound train has left Porter in 90 minutes," Saul Blumenthal reports.

By adamg - 3/5/18 - 9:09 am

The Orange Line suffered delays due to signal problems at Oak Grove, while the Red Line slowed to a crawl because of a dead train at Davis earlier this morning.

Meanwhile, over on commuter rail, a dead train is causing problems on the Fitchburg Line, which is not one of those coastal routes where that was supposed to happen.

By adamg - 1/21/18 - 3:17 pm

Transit Police report a 60-year-old man on the Fitchburg Line tracks near Fawcett Street in Cambridge was hit and killed by an inbound train around 12:15 p.m.

Foul play is not suspected, police say.

By adamg - 12/20/17 - 9:09 am
Hat guy on the FitchburgLine

Hood Will Hunting was impressed by the way this guy had his commuter-rail pass ready for conductor inspection in the brim of his hat:

This playa right here has me wanting to trade my snapbacks in and upgrade my hat collection.

By adamg - 10/11/17 - 8:47 am

Transit Police report a woman, believed to be in her 20s, was fatally struck by a Fitchburg Line train around 6:30 a.m. near Washington Street.

On Monday, a man was hit and killed by a Fitchburg Line train in Concord.

By adamg - 10/10/17 - 8:05 am

Transit Police report a man on the Fitchburg Line tracks near Nashoba Road was killed around 10:30 p.m. by a train. Foul play is not suspected, police say.

By adamg - 3/20/17 - 1:00 pm

Transit Police report a man on the inbound Fitchburg Line tracks near Park Street was hit and killed by a train around 12:20 p.m.

By adamg - 3/8/17 - 8:20 am

Transit Police report arresting a pair of Concord teens on charges they concocted a pair of flash-fire devices, one of which went off near the Sudbury Road crossing on Fitchburg Line yesterday afternoon, starting a brush fire that halted commuter-rail service. Read more.

By adamg - 12/9/16 - 9:08 am

Major delays on the Fitchburg Line again this morning, this time due to a car/train collision at Brighton Street in Belmont. NECN reports the car was stopped on the tracks and the driver was trying to get three children out when the train hit.

By adamg - 12/8/16 - 9:18 am

At 7:38 a.m., Finn tweeted from aboard an inbound Fitchburg Line train:

we're supposed to be arriving in Boston now. Instead we're in Acton going in the *reverse direction*.

Read more.

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