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By adamg - 5/23/20 - 10:21 pm
Lechemere station after its opening in 1922

Lechmere station sometime after 1922. Source.

Tonight marks the last time the T will use the current Lechmere station for anything trolley related. It shuts tonight and in 11 months or so, there'll be a brand-new station nearby as the current tracks are extended towards Somerville.

Of course, what comes down must have gone up. Read more.

By adamg - 5/23/20 - 9:20 am

The MBTA is reporting 20-minute delays on the Red Line's Braintree branch due to a tree that fell on the inbound tracks at Wollaston.

By adamg - 5/22/20 - 2:32 pm
Demond Perry

Transit Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man on charges he took out a knife on the Orange Line and threatened another rider with it around 3:40 p.m. on Saturday near Tufts Medical Center.

Demond Perry, 44, was arrested yesterday at the Chinatown station on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 4:11 pm

The MBTA announced that starting tomorrow and through May 31, riders can get between Lynn and North Station for the same price as a subway fare: $2.40 a ride. Read more.

By adamg - 5/21/20 - 12:50 pm
Shawn McCarthy

A Suffolk County grand jury - meeting only with strict adherence to social distancing - this week indicted a Transit Police officer for sexually attacking two women, allegedly as "payment" for giving them a ride around downtown in his cruiser in July, 2012, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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By adamg - 5/20/20 - 10:40 am
Nettles

Transit Police report arresting a man on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident on an inbound Red Line train shortly before it arrived at Charles/MGH around 7:45 p.m. on Monday.

Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/20 - 10:11 pm
Bok in traffic

Councilor Kenzie Bok checked into meeting from normally busy intersection at Charles and Beacon.

Workers at the Boston Transportation Department have begun inventorying city-owned traffic cones and barrels as they ready for a coronavirus-related effort to claim parts of some city roads for expanded sidewalks to allow for greater social distancing among pedestrians - including patrons at restaurants that would be forced to reduce their indoor seating once the governor gives them the OK to re-open their dining areas - a BTD official told city councilors today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/20 - 5:17 pm

Around noon, a B Line trolley slipped off the rails at Park Street, sending the T to both right the train and alert the few remaining Green Line passengers that they'd need to take the Orange or Red lines if they needed to get to Park Street.

By adamg - 5/8/20 - 7:13 pm

The MBTA announced today it's going to shut the Blue Line in downtown Boston for two weeks this month to do track repairs originally scheduled for a series of weekends later this year. Read more.

By adamg - 5/1/20 - 11:22 am

Workers on Tuesday will begin putting down stripes on Charles River Dam Road in preparation for bus-only lanes for the buses that will replace the Green Line between North Station and Lechmere for a year while parts of the current Lechmere Viaduct is torn down and then moved as part of the Green Line Extension into Somerville. Read more.

By adamg - 4/30/20 - 9:57 am
Just one person on a Red Line car at 7 a.m. - the photographer

Jennifer O had her choice of seats on a Red Line car between Quincy Adams and Quincy Center around 7 this morning.

By adamg - 4/30/20 - 9:24 am
Suspect in stomping

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for "a vicious assault" that included kicking his victim on the ground and which left the victim with serious injuries around 9 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/20 - 5:10 pm

The board that oversees the MBTA today approved a contract with a fare-system vendor to replace the T's current fare-collection systems with a single network that will let eventually let subway, bus, commuter-rail and ferry riders use a single card to get around the system. Read more.

By adamg - 4/27/20 - 2:31 pm

The MBTA reports buses are now playing the role of Blue Line trains between Suffolk Downs and Maverick because one of the overhead power lines came tumbling down.

By adamg - 4/24/20 - 4:00 pm

The MBTA announced today its openings its RIDE service to personal care attendants, who help disabled people with facets of their daily lives, through the duration of the current Covid-19 emergency: Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/20 - 9:04 am

DigBoston interviews an MBTA driver:

In other emergency situations, such as during or after a snowstorm, we take people who need a ride from point A to point B. But now, we are not always transporting essential workers. Maybe first thing in the morning, yes. But then, we are picking up people who are simply reckless or who have nowhere to go. And for this, I am risking my life and those of my family?

By adamg - 4/22/20 - 10:19 am
Alleged head kicker

Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for an incident at the Downtown Crossing T stop around 4:50 p.m. on April 1.

Read more.

By adamg - 4/21/20 - 9:22 am
Crowded 222 bus this morning

Oh, wait a second! There aren't supposed to be any typical crowded morning commutes anymore - six feet, anyone? Ryan rode the bus, which goes from East Weymouth to Quincy Center around 7 this morning and was less than pleased:

222 right now. Ridiculous with 30 min headways.

By adamg - 4/15/20 - 12:48 pm
Carrigan and Phillips

Transit Police report arresting two alleged combatants they say pulled out sharp implements during an escalating argument over loud music at the Maverick Square T stop on Monday afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 4/13/20 - 5:01 pm

Update: Two arrested.

Transit Police are looking for two guys for a stabbing at the Maverick Square T stop that started in the station lobby before spilling out into the busway around 4:45 p.m. Read more.

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