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By adamg - 7/19/19 - 10:49 pm

The MBTA has released video of the June 11 Red Line derailment at JFK/UMass. WBUR has a copy.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 4:32 pm
Working on Red Line wires

Working on the wires at JFK/UMass. Photo by MBTA.

With repairs to the destroyed JFK/UMass signal bungalows continuing apace, the MBTA announced today it hopes to restore fully automated signaling between JFK/UMass and Broadway by Aug. 15, which should cut five minutes off the longer Red Line commutes. Read more.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 12:03 pm

You won't be the only one suffering in the heat this weekend. The MBTA cautions:

High temps can take a toll on people & trains alike. With extreme heat forecasted, we’re on the lookout for impacts to our rails & overhead wires, faulty A/C, & station ventilation. This weather brings the potential for delays as trains may travel slowly as a precaution.

By adamg - 7/17/19 - 9:53 pm
By adamg - 7/17/19 - 9:01 am

With a large puff of smoke, the Blue Line lost power between State and Government Center this morning, halting trains and their riders in tunnels, as riders who had yet to board stacked up at stations all along the line. Read more.

By adamg - 7/15/19 - 8:18 pm
Smashed Red Line window

The smashed window at Charles/MGH. Photo by Katie Broida.

Shortly after 6 p.m., Steph Wilkinson reported somebody punched a window on her car of an Alewife train leaving Park Street: "Most of it is cracked." Read more.

By adamg - 7/15/19 - 10:20 am
Reed

Transit Police report arresting a man they say sexually attacked a 16-year-old girl on a Silver Line bus on its way towards South Station from Logan Airport around 9:45 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/19 - 10:08 pm

A Red Line train up and died at Harvard and while it has since been removed to wherever dead trains are sent, the MBTA reports continuing delays of up to 15 minutes - on top, of course, of whatever delays are still due to the signal problems at JFK/UMass.

By adamg - 7/12/19 - 11:47 am
New Orange Line train roars through North Station

And then, of course, because this was one of those sparkly new trains, with air conditioning and doors that work and no rust, it just kept on going on yet another test run, this time through North Station, as Chris stood there and watched this morning.

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 - 7/11/19 - 3:34 pm

MassDOT reports people who normally ride the Needham Line on Saturdays will have to find another way to get around between Aug. 3 and Oct. 12 to let workers install a "positive train control" system that will make the line safer by keeping trains from going too fast and reducing the odds they might crash into each other.

Preparation for the new system has included cutting down trees along the right of way in recent months.

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 - 7/10/19 - 12:59 pm

The MBTA reports Green Line delays of up to ten minutes due to a trolley with a dreaded mechanical problem at Copley.

By adamg - 7/10/19 - 8:57 am
By adamg - 7/10/19 - 8:03 am
Orange Line cars being dropped off at a Red Line yard

John Hanzl spotted two of those new Orange Line cars being delivered this morning at the T's Red Line yard in South Boston, rather than at, oh, the Orange Line yard in Medford.

By adamg - 7/9/19 - 4:39 pm
MBTA bus on fire in Cambridge

Intestinal Fortitude captured the scene when a 72 bus erupted in flames on Huron Avenue in Cambridge around 3 p.m. after overhead trolley lines fell on it. More photos of the flaming bus.

Cambridge Police report no passengers were injured; the driver was being evaluated.

By adamg - 7/9/19 - 9:59 am

WBZ reports on the incident last night. The sound made at least one person think somebody was firing a gun and told that to Transit Police, which sent cruisers rushing to the scene, but by the time they got there, the hammer guy was gone.

By adamg - 7/8/19 - 6:17 pm
Delays at North Station

Laura Wareck is among the jammed-in riders at North Station, where a Lowell Line train seems to have left this mortal coil.

Meanwhile, the Red Line is busy Red Line'ing.

By adamg - 7/8/19 - 1:07 pm

Shortly before 9 a.m., somebody fell ill on a car on a Red Line train just outside North Quincy station, which naturally led to delays so T personnel and EMTs could get the person off the train and to help. But, of course, this is the post-JFK-derailment era on the T's most heavily used (if not quite as much anymore) subway line, so things quickly went south - or rather, nowhere at all: Read more.

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