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By adamg - 9/17/19 - 8:41 pm
Cushy chair at a Harvard Street bus stop

Turlach MacDonagh spotted a new addition today to a T bus shelter on Harvard Street, in front of the Stop & Shop, in Brookline.

By adamg - 9/17/19 - 12:03 pm
Mohammed and Jesus

Bad Ideas Inc. puts in a good word for two T "ambassadors" at Back Bay station, named Mohammed (on the left) and Jesus: Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 5:51 pm

Todd Mulligan asks:

Did they just announce we will be going back inbound to Hyde park (from Readville)? And then outbound again, That can’t be right?

Read more.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 5:11 pm

The MBTA reports residual delays of up to ten minutes on the Red Line due to a train that kicked the bucket at Andrew Square and had to have its carcass hoisted over to the nearby maintenance yard.

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 1:05 pm

The State House News Service reports the T has figured out that the June derailment that caused problems for months started when a27-year-old axle on one car simply had enough and snapped, sending cars into those switching cabanas.

By adamg - 9/13/19 - 10:17 am
Commuters at Maverick have no choice but to wait for the next train

No room at the T. Photo by Chris.

Lisa Jacobson reports she was part of the growing horde of riders at Maverick this morning forced to just stand on the platform and watch one train after another leave with no room for them to fit on. Read more.

By adamg - 9/11/19 - 8:58 am

The T's Joe Pesaturo reports a crew restored the luster to one of the historic trolleys parked at Boylston this morning by removing the graffiti somebody had sprayed on it.

By adamg - 9/10/19 - 9:50 pm

UPDATE: Graffiti removed.

Transit Police say they are conducting "an active investigation" to find whoever sprayed graffiti on one of the two historic trolleys stored at Boylston on the Green Line. Read more.

By adamg - 9/10/19 - 3:16 pm

WCVB reports the T is blaming "a blown motor" on a Red Line train for filling Andrew station with smoke.

At 2:43 p.m., Greg Simoneau reported it was more than just smoke suddenly appearing: Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 9:57 pm

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 20 minutes on the Orange Line due to "a power problem affecting Sullivan Square."

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 6:23 pm

UPDATE:. Suspicious package found, determined safe, service resumes.

Abandon all hope, basically.

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 9:57 am

No delays at all as Mr. Baker journeyed south to view the all new Wollaston station this morning. No word if anybody asked him how much a T ride costs these days.

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 9:54 am
People transferring from one train to another

Wonderfitzig was among the people who had to hop off inbound train 156 on the Newburyport/Rockport Line train and get on another after the engine sighed its last and went to the great roundhouse in the sky this morning near River Works - after their train just sat there for 90 minutes or so. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 8:41 am

The Red Line came to a halt around 7:30 a.m. because some fool decided to go walkabout on the tracks on the Alewife side just past Kendall/MIT. Service resumed, but with delays, after Transit Police removed the unauthorized person.

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 8:35 am

Around 6:30 a.m., the T advised riders they'd have to board shuttle buses between Wellington and Oak Grove due to smoke on the tracks in Malden. Finn reports some riders took the T at its word: Read more.

By adamg - 9/6/19 - 5:08 pm

The MBTA reports buses are now running between Lechmere and North Station due to a trolley with "a power problem" at Science Park.

By adamg - 9/4/19 - 10:19 pm

Lightning strikes fried the signal system along the Worcester Line early this evening and ever since trains have either had to go wicked late or were just canceled altogether, the T reports.

By adamg - 9/3/19 - 9:13 pm

Colin B was on the 593 train to Framingham this afternoon when the PA blared: "Does anyone have any dry cleaning? We need a coat hanger up at the head car."

By adamg - 9/2/19 - 8:09 pm

Update: 8:50 p.m. After all first responders left the tracks, Red Line operators were given the OK to power the line back up.

Red Line service is at a halt, with shuttle buses trying to keep up with all the returning students, after somebody got on the tracks and then got a fatal jolt of electricity from the third rail around 7 p.m.

Read more.

By Turtlegeuse - 9/2/19 - 1:54 pm

The Brockton Enterprise reports that an as-yet-unnamed man was killed on Sunday as a result of being struck by an inbound MBTA commuter rail train. Read the Transit Police report here.

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