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By adamg - 9/26/22 - 8:53 am

NBC Boston reports the bodies of a man and a woman were found on the tracks this morning - but were not hit by a train. Shuttle buses are running instead between Quincy Center and JFK/UMass, but there are lines.

By adamg - 9/16/22 - 6:29 pm
Andrew stompers

One of these men is behind bars, the other is still loose.

Aiyoub Alsallak, 29, was arraigned today on various charges for a Sept. 5 attack on a Red Line platform at Andrew station that left the 56-year-old victim with head injuries, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/22 - 9:15 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports on the incident around 1:50 p.m., says the 14-year-old Boston Latin School student landed between the rails and that the train did not hit him head on. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/22 - 4:21 pm

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester woman after allegedly she tried to end an argument about how long two people were taking in the restroom at the Ashmont Red Line station by decking them. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/22 - 9:18 pm
Wanted for Andrew attack

Surveillance photos via Transit PD.

Transit Police report they are looking for two men they say attacked a 56-year-old man at the Andrew Red Line stop around 9 p.m. on Monday, sending him to a local hospital for emergency care. Read more.

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By adamg - 8/17/22 - 12:25 pm
Red Line train saying: This is fine

The T made the Ashmont branch slow its roll this morning because of a "disabled train" at Shawmut. Or as Erica Warner, who was on the train, puts it:

So our MBTA train started smoking at Shawmut station and had to be taken out of service…long wait till the next one.

By adamg - 8/6/22 - 9:38 pm

A Transit Police officer was sentenced to just probation last month after admitting he beat a homeless man at Ashmont station - and then arrested the man on a bogus charge of assault and battery on a police officer, court records show. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/22 - 2:19 pm

The T started the day running shuttle buses instead of Red Line trains out of Braintree this morning because an equipment vehicle involved in repair work derailed near Quincy Center and damaged the third rail, WCVB reports.

By adamg - 8/2/22 - 1:28 pm

The MBTA is reporting Red Line delays due to one of the usual "mechanical problems" on a train near Alewife.

By adamg - 8/1/22 - 9:40 am

But, of course, it's a Monday, so that means a train on the Ashmont Line wheezed its last and met its maker, so riders can expect delays, the T reports.

By adamg - 7/29/22 - 4:38 pm

Karyn Regal at WBZ NewsRadio reports that the Federal Transit Administration has ordered the T to pull off the job all train-yard and maintenance workers when another train starts rolling down the tracks when it shouldn't, which happened most recently, that we know of, on the Red Line on Monday morning. Read more.

By adamg - 7/28/22 - 10:00 am

A train died at Kendall Square, causing delays even after it was hauled away for a proper burial.

By adamg - 7/27/22 - 1:29 pm

This time, the T reports, a train with "a mechanical problem," which, honestly, could be almost anything, gummed up the works at Park Street. Or as Adam's Off Ox puts it:

This. Is. Brutal. Been on the train over an hour coming north from Shawmut.

By adamg - 7/25/22 - 4:01 pm

A two-car Red Line train came out of the Braintree yard when it wasn't supposed to around 5:30 a.m. and then didn't stop until it got about 800 feet north of the station, the MBTA reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/25/22 - 9:47 am

Update: It was another train rolling out of the Braintree yard.

A train suffering an embarrassing "mechanical problem" refused to leave Braintree and that screwed up the commute this morning on the Red Line. Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/22 - 10:13 pm

The MBTA is reporting a deceased Red Line train at Kendall/MIT means delays of up to 20 minutes all up and down the line - in fact, they say trains might just stand by at stations, no doubt with their doors open to let out any cool air they might have.

By adamg - 7/22/22 - 9:37 am

At 6:40 a.m., the MBTA tweeted:

Red Line experiencing northbound delays of up to 15 minutes due to a

That was it, that was the whole tweet.

Which, of course, got some people wondering just how to finish that thought: Read more.

By adamg - 7/21/22 - 5:47 pm

A South Boston man faces a charge of indecent assault and battery after he allegedly stuffed his face in a woman's lap on a Red Line train Saturday morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 7/20/22 - 8:59 pm

Ginnette reports:

MBTA preacher got on the Red Line and I told him "we are already in hell Sir!"

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