Transit Police report officers rushed over to Andrew station on the Red Line Wednesday morning after getting word that two guys had walked out of a Quincy store with several thousand dollars of merchandise they hadn't paid for - and then used the Red Line as their escape route. Read more.
For the first time since the Before Times, Johnmcboston couldn't get on a Red Line train because it was too crowded, although if you look closely, it might be that people just don't want to get as close as they might once have before the virus.
David Jones, an associate professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, died Saturday afternoon when he fell through a rickety set of stairs between the JFK/UMass T station and Old Colony Avenue. Read more.
Boston firefighters are at the Ashmont station on the Red Line, where an apparent electrical fire along the tracks there has knocked out service on that branch. The T says riders should begin scouting for the shuttle buses it says are on the way.
You're still supposed to wear a mask on the T and thanks to the delta variant, Covid-19 numbers are beginning to slowly rise in Massachusetts again, so what better time for the T to try to get people back on the subway than with ads showing maskless young people whooping it up? Our own Ron Newman spotted this today at Charles/MGH. Read more.
Transit Police report arresting a man watching a movie and fiddling with his Playstation on the TV he plugged in on the inbound platform at Harvard around 4:20 p.m. on Tuesday - not for his unique way of wiling away the time underground but because he was wanted on charges of attacking somebody in Roxbury. Read more.
Transit Police report arresting an East Boston man at the Braintree Red Line station who, they charge, punched a cabbie to the ground and then repeatedly kicked him in the head after the driver told him he could not take him anywhere because he was at the station to pick somebody up. Read more.
DingDingDing's Child reports from today's MBTA uberboard meeting: Engineers say that as the wheel-bearing "trucks" on the new Orange and Red Line trains age, they require more force to turn when going across switches, which may have contributed to the Orange Line derailments at Wellington. Read more.
Transit Police report officers responding to a report of a stabbing found a woman who had "sustained a serious laceration to her neck area" around 2:30 a.m. on Thursday inside the parking garage at the Alewife T station, where she was congregating with other homeless people. She was taken to a Boston hospital for treatment.