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By adamg - 2/21/20 - 11:00 pm

The MBTA is reporting Red Line delays up to 15 minutes due to a balky train inbound near JFK/UMass. John Lyons reports he was on the dead train for 20 minutes with nary an announcement what was going on.

By adamg - 2/21/20 - 9:12 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to ten minutes on the Green Line due to a signal issue near Copley.

By adamg - 2/20/20 - 11:14 pm

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., the MBTA threw its hands up and said the Green Line was such a mess that riders should just give up and traipse over to the Orange Line to get between North Station and Copley - because of a dead outbound trolley at Boylston.

By adamg - 2/20/20 - 12:39 pm
Driscoll

Transit Police officers met an inbound Orange Line train at State Street yesterday afternoon after a passenger called police to report a man in the train with an assault rifle. Read more.

By adamg - 2/20/20 - 8:49 am

Trains on both the Orange and Red Lines took a look at the thermometer earlier this morning and decided not to get out of bed, causing delays for people who had reasons to be places. Both lines are now back to normal, the T reports.

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 - 2/17/20 - 9:28 am
New Green Line tracks coming from Lechmere station

Tim Murphy got a bird's eye view of the work on the Green Line Extension at Lechmere:

Lechmere Station taking shape. In this “Dissected” style view, you can see what will become the center island platform with the eastbound track to the right and the westbound on the left.

By adamg - 2/16/20 - 12:55 pm

A pigeon got a free ride and plenty of things to peck at on a Red Line train this morning: Read more.

By adamg - 2/15/20 - 11:05 am
Bagen

Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man they say kicked a woman's service dog in the head in South Station around 4:40 p.m. on Wednesday. Read more.

By adamg - 2/14/20 - 3:57 pm

The MBTA reports that's why Orange Line trains came to a halt.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 4:31 pm

Several hours after a brake-spasmed Green Line trolley filled Copley station with smoke, a Red Line train pulled the same stunt at Broadway, around 4 p.m., sending smoke down the tunnel and into the South Station subway stop.

Red Line service towards Alewife went into delay mode as T workers strove to make the brake-locked train disappear.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 9:57 am

The MBTA experienced delays after one trolley's brakes seized up at Copley and began to smoke. Workers uncoupled the seizing trolley and took it to that place where bad trolleys go. Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/20 - 9:02 am
Truck wedged under MBTA bridge in Dorchester

Dot Malone came across some storrowing action on Conley Street, off Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester around 8 a.m. - a driver manage to wedge his or her truck nice and tight under the Red Line's Braintree branch.

By adamg - 2/12/20 - 9:15 am
Line for the 7 bus

Around 8:30 a.m., Donald F. got in line for the 7 bus on Broadway at L Street in South Boston. "Will we get to work?" he wondered.

By adamg - 2/10/20 - 10:57 am

The MBTA reports Orange Line delays of up to ten minutes due to a train with one of those embarrassing mechanical problems near Wellington.

By adamg - 2/9/20 - 1:57 pm
Broken door on a new Green Line trolley at Copley

Jonathan Berk was among the riders inconvenienced at Copley Square around 11:40 a.m. when yet another one of the brand-spanking new Green Line trolleys had to be taken out of service because one of its doors broke. He adds it wasn't just Green Line regulars who were put out - there were a lot of Orange Line riders trying to use the Green Line as a downtown replacement due to it being shut for repairs this weekend.

By adamg - 2/8/20 - 10:29 pm

WCVB reports on the incident involving a 222 bus at Quincy Center.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 5:20 pm

Shortly after 11 a.m., Michael Kaplan posted a video showing the tracks at Quincy Adams station being showered in a cavalcade of sparks from high above.

The T responded the work that was causing the sparkfall had been stopped after officials concluded it's not the best idea to have stuff like that happening.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 9:14 am

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports the Boston Transportation Department is looking to build dedicated bus lanes - and stops - down the center of Columbus Avenue for the 22, 29 and 44 lines. Passengers will get to the stops via new crosswalks. BTD estimates the plan could shave four to seven minutes off the typical ride.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 8:53 am

WBUR reports on new weekend and nighttime shutdowns coming over the next year as the T tries to get the system in better repair. With a handy map.

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