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By adamg - 1/17/20 - 2:44 pm

Transit Police report that around 10 a.m. a woman, 20, was hit by an inbound Worcester Line train in West Newton while she was on the tracks for some reason. She was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries, police say, adding foul play is not suspected.

By adamg - 1/10/20 - 9:34 am

T describes the agonizingly slow pace of train 160 from Newburyport into North Station this morning:

Currently sitting in the dark behind a restroom whose door won’t close. The entire train smells like raw sewage and we are at a snail’s pace heading to North Station.

By adamg - 12/29/19 - 11:11 pm

MassDOT reported Sunday night that repairs to the Worcester Line tracks near Lansdowne are "substantially complete" and that service would likely be back to normal Monday, but there's a storm coming and that might cause its own issues, in part because of some of the repair work that remains to be finished: Read more.

By adamg - 12/26/19 - 5:39 pm

An outbound Worcester Line train suffered "a low speed upright derailment near Lansdowne," Keolis reports. No injuries, at least, but a major mess on the line, with some passengers being bused back to South Station as the T tries to organize a bus convoy from there to Newtonville, where riders can board a train headed west.

By adamg - 12/24/19 - 6:48 pm

The Orange Line has delays of up to 15 minutes due to an inbound train with "an air pressure problem" at Haymarket.

Also, there's a dead Amtrak train at 128 gumming up service on the Providence Line.

By adamg - 12/17/19 - 8:59 am

WCVB reports the first commutergates will be installed at North Station by next summer, followed by similar contraptions at South Station and Back Bay.

By adamg - 12/3/19 - 10:49 am

The MBTA reports that Train 514 out of Worcester has no delays but due to a problem with a locomotive generator, it's operating with minimum lighting and without heat "

By adamg - 12/3/19 - 9:27 am

The T started with a general warning around 8:30 a.m. that Fitchburg Line riders could expect delays "due to a combination of minor train defects, switch failure & Freight train," but now they're up to delays of 50 to 60 minutes, at least on one Boston-bound train.

By adamg - 12/2/19 - 9:07 am

A train that died right outside South Station jammed up the tracks and meant delays of up to 20 minutes both inbound and outbound this morning, even after crews managed to push the beast into Fort Point Channel, or whatever it is they do in these more enlightened times with dead trains. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/19 - 10:55 am

Bad news for people heading to Fitchburg this holiday morning: The T canceled train 2403 out of North Station and, after first telling passengers, woopsies, go take an Uber or something, decided to dig up a shuttle bus for the long ride out to Wachusett. The T is also telling passengers who'd hoped to take 2406 out of Wachusett to Boston at 1:15 p.m. to expect to ride a bus instead.

Standing on a bus from Boston to Fitchburg.

By adamg - 11/21/19 - 4:03 pm
Wanted for North Station attack

Update: Arrest made.

Transit Police report they are looking for a man they say used a "blunt object" to attack a woman in the commuter-rail section of North Station around 10:25 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/19/19 - 9:03 am

Delays on the Providence Line yesterday are being repeated this morning, if not quite as astoundingly. An hour delay on a train out of Wickford Junction yesterday has found a shadow in today's 810 out of Providence, which developed some of those "mechanical problems" and was more than 30 minutes late.

Signal problems on the Worcester Line, meanwhile, mean delays of up to 40 minutes on trains between Auburndale and South Station.

By adamg - 11/9/19 - 6:48 pm

WBZ reports on delays that, in some cases, have stretched for hours.

By adamg - 11/7/19 - 8:56 am

Hannah McGoldrick lays it on the line:

Going on day 9 of 15-minute plus delays on the Framingham/Worcester line. This is absolutely unacceptable.

Keolis acknowledges the issue: Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/19 - 8:47 pm

Transit Police report a man on the Worcester Line tracks was hit by an inbound train around 8:10 p.m. in the area of Lowell Avenue in Newton.

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 10:39 pm

WBUR reports the MBTA board voted today to set up an office to begin work towards converting the current diesel-powered commuter-rail system to electricity and towards more frequent service - like trains every 15 minutes - on certain key routes. Left undecided: How to pay for the billions of dollars in required upgrades.

By adamg - 11/4/19 - 8:56 am

Around 7:35, the 586 Worcester Line train pulled into Natick Center - and then just kept going, gliding 100 yards or so down the tracks before it finally stopped, Zach Rose reports.

Blame the dreaded slippery rail - basically wet leaves - Keolis says: Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/19 - 11:46 am

The Stanford Social Innovation Review reports some findings from the four years of time University of Michigan sociology professor Jeremy Levine spent in Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park looking at the non-train ramifications of the Fairmount Line re-do: Read more.

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