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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 - 8/14/19 - 4:10 pm

As Orange Line riders vie for the chance to ride that One New Train, Red Line riders get to shake their fists at the tracks in frustration, what with delays now up to 15 minutes caused by what the T says is "a train with its brakes holding" at Alewife.

By adamg - 7/11/19 - 5:32 pm

Except the bike is dead. And it's in a tunnel. And you're in a watery hell.

The MBTA is reporting 25-minute delays on the Red Line due to a train stuck in the tunnel approaching Alewife. Or as Bronxilu describes it: Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/19 - 7:30 pm

Update, 10:47 p.m. Problem fixed, normal service resumed.

The MBTA reports "a track issue" on the outbound side is forcing Alewife trains to halt at Harvard, so riders have to detrain, then go upstairs, where a shuttle train is running on what are normally the inbound tracks between Harvard and Alewife (the reverse then holds for people from the north trying to get into Boston).

By adamg - 11/16/18 - 9:42 am

Alewife Commuter reports this morning:

Top floor of Alewife garage closed off by cones, dozens of cars circling in indoor rainstorm (heavier rain inside garage than outside)

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By adamg - 9/13/18 - 9:41 am
Thing with long wire connected to Alewife garage

Presumably, that $5.7-million repair contract for the Alewife garage that should be starting soon will include doing something about circuit boxes or light fixtures dangling from one garage level to the ground, like the one Alewife Commuter spotted this morning.

By adamg - 8/24/18 - 2:30 pm
Wanted man

Transit Police report they are looking for a man they say masturbated "in close proximity to a female" on a Red Line train between Davis and Alewife around 5 p.m. on Aug. 16.

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

By adamg - 8/24/18 - 12:33 pm

MassDOT reports today that the engineers have given the Alewife garage a clean bill of health and that it will resume regular operations tomorrow - and keep doing so at least until a contractor comes in next month for a $5.7-million repair job.

The garage had been having partial and full closures for repairs since Aug. 8, when some concrete fell on a car.

By adamg - 8/12/18 - 9:12 pm

MassDOT reports engineers have concluded the spot repairs done over the weekend are good enough that the garage at the Alewife T stop can re-open for business at 5 a.m. on Monday. The state began a rolling shutdown of 500 spaces at a time in the garage after concrete plunged onto a car Wednesday. Read more.

By ShaneCurcuru - 8/10/18 - 5:14 pm

News vans reporting... news that Alewife is crumbling

PARKAPOCALYPSE? Monday Metrowest Disaster? You choose your disaster title!

Alewife MBTA garage is closed to new traffic; 5 Investigates (broke the story) and other news crews are on scene, I imagine it's almost as good as a snowstorm newscast.

Town of Arlington alerts note that MBTA will be closing the garage over weekend, at least partly closed on Monday, parking at Thorndike field allowed:

Alewife Garage Closures Starting Today Through Weekend

By adamg - 8/10/18 - 1:14 pm

WCVB reports more concrete came plummeting down at the garage at the Alewife T station today. MassDOT reports:

Through ongoing assessments and repair work, additional areas of deteriorated concrete that need to be addressed have been discovered. As such, the garage will be closed over the weekend to address these areas and to expedite the repair plan.

By adamg - 8/9/18 - 6:19 pm

MassDOT reports that the total number of spaces at the Alewife garage will once again be down 500 spaces tomorrow as crews roam the station making "spot repairs" following yesterday's plunge of some concrete onto a car. Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/18 - 11:51 pm

MassDOT reports a piece of "delaminated concrete" fell on a car parked on the second floor of the garage at Alewife station this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 6/4/18 - 12:30 pm
Mills

Transit Police report arresting a Somerville man they say was busy beating up an MBTA worker on the platform at Alewife this morning until other T workers managed to get him off her.

Read more.

By adamg - 5/3/18 - 4:29 pm
Red Line logjam at Park Street

By 5:15, delays were up to 35 minutes and Park Street was jammed. Photo by Sarina Tracy.

Like a horse refusing to enter a stable, a train about to enter Alewife decided nuh uh, and now the MBTA reports delays on the Red Line of up to 25 minutes as "official works to move the train into the station." Try sugar cubes?

By adamg - 4/13/18 - 8:37 am

Cambridge Day reports the bridge could go up by 2025, funded by a new fee on developers in the area.

By adamg - 1/31/18 - 9:14 am

The Red Line had two dead trains (at Park and North Quincy) and signal problems at Alewife during the morning rush.

The Green Line had signal problems at Kenmore.

By adamg - 1/18/18 - 12:25 pm

Pretty much as soon as the T got that dead train out of the way at Davis, another train died at Alewife, so the delays are still severe.

By adamg - 12/28/17 - 9:00 am

It was a sluggish ride for Red Line riders at the height of rush hour this morning after a train refused to get out of bed at Alewife.

By adamg - 12/1/17 - 10:12 pm

The MBTA now reports just "minor" delays from a train that was taken out back and shot at Alewife.

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