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By adamg - 8/2/19 - 10:09 am

The MBTA reports it's managed to regain control of the Red Line tracks from a train that was refusing to move on account of it having expired, causing delays of up to 15 minutes.

By adamg - 8/1/19 - 6:18 pm
Dead Red Line train stuck at station

Marie Morris reports an inbound Red Line train made it about five-sixths of the way out of South Station when it came to a halt. Riders are reporting delays of up to 20 minutes now.

By adamg - 8/1/19 - 5:24 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 20 minutes on the Green Line outbound due to a train with "a mechanical problem" near Kenmore.

By adamg - 7/31/19 - 1:49 pm
Car blocks the Green Line in Allston after crash

Boston Attitude captured the aftermath along Commonwealth Avenue just past Harvard Avenue.

By adamg - 7/29/19 - 6:43 pm

At a Boston City Council hearing this afternoon on connecting commuter-rail lines that now end at North and South stations, former Gov. Mike Dukakis had a simple message: "Please kill any further work on South Station expansion; it's totally unnecessary." Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/19 - 9:48 am

Sharon Machlis grabbed a couple of months of commuter-rail performance data and created a site that lets you see on-time performance for lines and trains.

By adamg - 7/29/19 - 9:42 am

The MBTA is reporting Red Line delays of up to 15 minutes towards Alewife due to a train that expired near Andrew.

By PegH - 7/29/19 - 9:38 am

Can you or one of UH's intrepid correspondents check out the flustercuck on the North Side line today?
My phone has been pinging since early this morning, and while I thankfully am not riding the CR today, it seems like a (typical) SNAFU!

By adamg - 7/29/19 - 7:58 am

The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 15 minutes on the Orange Line towards Forest Hills due to a train with a "door problem" at Haymarket.

By adamg - 7/28/19 - 1:00 pm
Blue Line train evacuated at Maverick Square

Patrick McMahon was on hand when Boston firefighters arrived at Maverick to help evacuate a Blue Line train suffering from what the MBTA called "mechanical problems" around noon.

By adamg - 7/25/19 - 8:50 pm
Flames from Providence Line locomotive

The fire-belching loco. Photo by KMV.

Passengers heading towards Providence had to evacuate their train in Canton Junction after the train experienced a "mechanical issue" that included the diesel belching fire, around 8 p.m. More flaming action.

By adamg - 7/25/19 - 7:48 am

Boston and the MBTA yesterday formally opened a lane meant just for buses and bicycles on Brighton Avenue between Union Square and Packards Corner. Read more.

By adamg - 7/24/19 - 6:21 pm

The MBTA reports the Red Line is not quite deader than a doorknob, but it's getting there, this time due to a train with "low air pressure" at Kendall/MIT, which we suspect isn't something you can fix with a bicycle air pump.

By adamg - 7/23/19 - 12:15 pm
Boris Johnson on the Red Line with one of the few other riders during a 2015 blizzard?

In February, 2015, Boris Johnson, then mayor of London, got on the Red Line to try to get to some event at Harvard, but couldn't because we were having one of those blizzards.

By adamg - 7/23/19 - 12:11 pm

Up to 20 minutes due to a trolley that switched to the track up to Valhalla, the MBTA reports.

By adamg - 7/23/19 - 10:03 am
Oak Grove flooding

Jason B. was among the Orange Line commuters who would have benefited from some waders at Haymarket this morning.

By adamg - 7/23/19 - 9:45 am
Aftermath of Beach Street crash

The Boston City Archives has posted some photos of the aftermath of a crash on July 22, 1928 when a four-car elevated train crashed on a sharp curve at Beach Street and Harrison Avenue, killing two and injuring several others. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/19 - 9:46 am

The MBTA reports delays of up to 30 minutes on the SL1, SL2 and SL3 lines due to "a power problem" in the South Boston transitway, you know, where they run via overhead wires, or at least they do when there's no power problem.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 10:49 pm

The MBTA has released video of the June 11 Red Line derailment at JFK/UMass. WBUR has a copy.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 4:32 pm
Working on Red Line wires

Working on the wires at JFK/UMass. Photo by MBTA.

With repairs to the destroyed JFK/UMass signal bungalows continuing apace, the MBTA announced today it hopes to restore fully automated signaling between JFK/UMass and Broadway by Aug. 15, which should cut five minutes off the longer Red Line commutes. Read more.

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