Transit Police report arresting a 17-year-old they say refused to accept a conductor on a train about to pull out of South Station was only asking his girlfriend where she was heading, not that he was trying to put moves on her. Read more.
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.
The Green Line started the day with a bit of a "power problem" in the tunnel between Boylston and Park bad enough to have the T bring in shuttle buses between Kenmore and Government Center. What's a "power problem"? Could be anything: A train's pantograph declined to rise, or it did and there were sparks and a short circuit and smoke and stuff or the wires came down or a guy named Johnny pulled out the power cord that feeds the trolleys.
It's not just that the Blue Jays scored 28 runs at Fenway tonight (fans started chanting "Let's go Blue Jays!"), but the T reports an inbound Green Line trolley mistook itself for a Sox player and died at Fenway.
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.
MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said today's Orange Line fire was caused by a roughly one-foot-by-six-foot metal strip that separated from the rest of its car and came into contact with the third rail - "sparking smoke and some fire and limited ignition on the underside" of the car. Read more.
The first car of an older inbound Orange Line train suffered an explosion, then burst into flames on the bridge over the Mystic River just before Assembly this morning, sending panicked riders onto the bridge while the third rail was still live. One rider jumped into the river; came out OK. Read more.
Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say punched, kicked and head-butted a man into unconsciousness on a platform at the Savin Hill Red Line stop around 7:30 p.m. on July 8. Read more.
The T says it's hired back three retired dispatchers, but that it takes ten weeks to train new ones, and until the central dispatch center is fully staffed, it can't end the service cuts on the Red, Blue and Orange lines.