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By adamg - 8/4/20 - 4:43 pm
Downed tree at Newton Highlands

Downed tree at Newton Highlands. Photo via Ian Lamont.

Isaias may only be giving the Boston area a glancing blow, but it's enough to snap trees like matchsticks on the Mattapan Line between Milton and Butler and on the Riverside Line near Longwood and Newton Highlands. Buses have replaced the Mattapan trolley and D Line trolleys from Kenmore all the way to Riverside. Read more.

By adamg - 7/31/20 - 2:29 pm

Transit Police report an outbound commuter-rail train hit and killed a man on the Fitchburg Line tracks near Beacon Street, around 1 p.m.

Police say the man was "intentionally on the right of way" and that foul play is not suspected.

By adamg - 7/20/20 - 9:14 am

WBZ reports Ride drivers and the comapny that runs the Ride reached a contract deal; the T says the Ride should be back to regular operations today.

Separately, the T's put in new barriers and signs on buses and trolleys, which means riders once again can board at the front on buses and at street-level trolley stops - so break out that CharlieCard The move also means more seats for riders.

By adamg - 7/19/20 - 2:29 pm

Dylan Rossiter asks:

Anyone know what these coil things are at Boylston Inbound?

By adamg - 7/14/20 - 4:14 pm
New trolley shielding

New shielding on the Green Line

The MBTA announced today that it's returning to front-door boarding on buses and on trolleys at street-level stations, including on the Mattapan Line, on Monday - in a move it says will also mean more seats available for passengers. Read more.

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By adamg - 7/14/20 - 10:25 am
Wanted for Milton attack

Milton Police have released photos of two men they say brutally attacked a Route 245 bus driver in a road-rage incident on Brook Street on June 25. Read more.

By adamg - 7/14/20 - 9:32 am

The T is reporting "residual" delays on account of train that had to be taken out back at Green Street.

By adamg - 7/13/20 - 11:23 am

A smoke-belching cable halted Green Line service between Government Center and Park Street around 11:15. One trolley got stuck in the tunnel; T workers escorted passengers from there to Park Street.

By adamg - 7/11/20 - 12:33 pm
Crowded Silver Line bus on Friday morning

Tim Walsh snapped an SL3 bus at 5:40 a.m. on Friday:

Can you add additional SL3 buses to south station in the early commute? The 540am bus looks like the red line for a Redsox championship parade.

By adamg - 7/10/20 - 9:40 am
Sally

A Somerville man police say was shooting off fireworks on the Cambridge Street bridge around 4 p.m. yesterday now faces drug and weapons charges after Transit Police officers nabbed him at the neighboring T station, two Roman candles "protruding from his person." Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/20 - 10:07 am
An empty Orange Line car

With people feeling freer to venture outside again, we haven't had many "empty city posts. But Chris Ferry shows us his Orange Line car shortly after 9:30 a.m today, and asks:

Is it luxury travel when you have the brand new orange line train to yourself?

By adamg - 6/26/20 - 5:19 pm

Transit Police report a man jumped in front of an inbound Red Line train around 4:15 p.m. Foul play is not suspected.

Shuttle buses replaced trains between Alewife and Harvard.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 11:38 am

NBC Boston reports on new poll of Massachusetts residents - we're still not feeling like getting on the T and we're still worried where that next rent or mortgage payment is coming from.

Poll responses.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 10:54 pm

CommonWealth reports MassDOT is looking at a new alternative for rebuilding the turnpike while maintaining train lines, Soldiers Field Road and bike and pedestrian paths in a space just 204 feet wide just past where the Allston/Cambridge tolls used to be. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 3:27 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports it is investigating a now former Transit Police officer for possibly lying about an April 28 incident in a Forest Hills busway in which he may have shoved the man into the pavement and then kept him there with his knee on his back for 20 seconds. Read more.

By adamg - 6/22/20 - 9:20 am

WBZ reports on increased service across both bus and train lines, and the resumption of some ferry service, all with the addition of masks, since you're not supposed to get on the T without a facial covering.

By adamg - 6/20/20 - 11:19 am

A dead inbound train at Central gummed up the Red Line for awhile this morning, but the T assures us they've taken it to that place where all dead Red Line trains go.

By adamg - 6/19/20 - 11:40 am
Some crowding on a Route 1 bus

An example from the 1 bus.

The MBTA today announced a tool for some bus riders that let's them know if the bus on the way is maybe too crowded for their tastes in these uncertain times. Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/20 - 11:30 am

The MBTA reports Red Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to an errant switch near Harvard.

By adamg - 6/18/20 - 9:33 pm
Gears in the Lechmere drawbridge.

Some of the gears that made the Lechmere drawbridge work, now covered in dust.

The opening of the Lechmere viaduct across the mouth of the Charles in 1912 meant a dramatic reduction in the time it took trolleys to cross the river, from ten down to just three minutes - except when a cargo schooner came through and the trolleys had to stop for the viaduct's drawbridge to go up to let it through. Read more.

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