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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 - 2/13/20 - 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 - 1/10/20 - 12:20 pm
A lot of pot

A lot of pot.

Transit Police report arresting a Brooklyn man fresh off a bus from the Big Apple yesterday after "a concerned employee" alerted officers to "a very pungent odor of marijuana coming from a particular travel bag located near the Concord Coach Bus lane." Read more.

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 - 12/10/19 - 7:04 pm

Corey Dinopoulos was among the growing horde trying to get on a 7 bus at South Station this evening:

Our system is failing us daily. 6pm on a Tues; dozens of people wait in the rain as two full 7 buses pass them by. This doesn’t include dozens of people waiting at Melcher St and the BCEC outbound stops.

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 - 10/2/19 - 10:20 am
Destroyed bicycles

Boston Police are looking for whoever jumped the curb and demolished six or seven Bluebikes parked outside South Station early this morning.

By adamg - 7/15/19 - 10:20 am
Reed

Transit Police report arresting a man they say sexually attacked a 16-year-old girl on a Silver Line bus on its way towards South Station from Logan Airport around 9:45 p.m. on Sunday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/19 - 5:19 pm
South Station at start of rush hour

Dave Vittorini shows us just how close commuters can jam themselves together, in this photo taken around 4:45 p.m. at South Station, where some Red Line commuters tried using commuter rail instead. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/19 - 4:57 pm

Tweets from Keolis initially blamed delays on commuter-rail service out of South Station on "fire department activity," but the rail operator reported at 4:39 p.m.:

[A]pologies for the lack of communication. It appears the fire alarm went off in South Station which is causing delays across several trains.

By adamg - 5/28/19 - 3:08 pm

An Amtrak police officer had probable cause to arrest an Amtrak worker at South Station in an argument turned shoving match over whether a woman with young children could board a train early, but the worker has the right to try to convince a jury the cop used excessive force once the worker was down on the ground and being cuffed, a federal judge ruled today. Read more.

By adamg - 4/24/19 - 9:26 am
Mosaic map at South Station

Adam Castiglioni shows us some of the mosaic that artist Ellen Harvey is installing at a South Station entrance at Summer Street and Atlantic Avenue.

Harvey's map, titled "Network," uses hand-made glass tiles to show the web of transportation routes in the Boston area: Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/19 - 9:30 pm

The MBTA is reporting delays on trains out of South Station due to another one of those upright derailments. NBC Boston has a photo of the cars in question - it might still be upright, but it's listing. NBC Boston also reports the cars derailed when two separate trains collided.

By adamg - 3/18/19 - 12:09 pm

Transit Police report arresting eight alleged knuckleheads on St. Patrick's Day, all from out of town. Read more.

By adamg - 2/13/19 - 5:29 pm

Good thing South Station has a couple of places to get a beer.

By adamg - 2/5/19 - 5:05 pm
Crowds at South Station

The maddening crowd. Photo by Ashish Kasturia.

South Station proved a nightmare for people desperately trying to get out of town late this afternoon: Read more.

By adamg - 12/5/18 - 9:24 am

Josh Brogadir at WCVB reports a man who apparently stole a cab at South Station early this morning crashed it on the Summer Street Bridge, then jumped into Fort Point Channel, where he realized how cold the water was and climbed up on a coral-reef art float, from which cops eventually grabbed him.

By adamg - 12/4/18 - 9:05 am
Red Line crowd

Jam and cram on the Red Line. Photo by Eamonn McHugh-Roohr.

The MBTA reports delays of up to 20 minutes on the Red Line due to a deceased train at South Station. Riders report it's more like 40.

The train behind it was to try to push the lame train. Read more.

By adamg - 11/28/18 - 11:31 am
Amtrak inspection car at Boston's South Station

Ezra Freedman reports this Amtrak inspection car pulled in at South Station this morning next to a more mundane Needham Line train.

View of the entire car (via Daniel H. Cantwell).

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