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By adamg - 3/13/20 - 10:05 pm
Empty parking lot

Roving UHub photographer Sharon I snapped the scene at the parking lot of the Walpole stop on the Franklin Line when she got off the train around 7 p.m. - the only car in the normally crowded lot was hers.

By adamg - 2/25/20 - 9:12 am

Jennifer Buchan Verstreken reports, in the Hyde Park Neighbors group on Facebook: Read more.

By adamg - 1/28/20 - 9:25 am
Darkened, not moving Franklin Line train

Ahhhj's photo is a bit grainy because he took it on the 706 train out of Franklin after it came to a halt in Norwood Central this morning and the regular lights went off:

By adamg - 9/16/19 - 5:51 pm

Todd Mulligan asks:

Did they just announce we will be going back inbound to Hyde park (from Readville)? And then outbound again, That can’t be right?

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By adamg - 2/5/19 - 11:01 am

An outbound Franklin Line train hit a man on the tracks in Norwood around 8:15 a.m.

Service was halted and then seriously delayed in both directions due to the police investigation.

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By adamg - 12/13/18 - 8:58 am

A Dig reporter has to get up pretty early in the morning to catch the one train a day that leaves Plimptonville for Boston - it departs at 6:58 a.m.

I drove to Plimptonville one morning this fall, I think to find its reason for existing. Assuming there is one.

By adamg - 12/11/18 - 9:27 am

The MBTA reports train 708, which was supposed to leave Franklin at 7:50 a.m., has some sort of mechanical problem and so is going wicked slow and was expected to get into South Station 45 to 60 minutes late. Eamonn McHugh-Roohr reports from the voyage of the darned:

Ice in the brake lines and engineer flying blind.

By adamg - 10/4/18 - 9:22 am

Jeremy Bushnell reports from Readville station:

We need more trains on the Franklin line; one just stopped at Readville & refused to admit anyone due to overcrowding.

Read more.

By adamg - 8/3/18 - 3:04 pm
Pincus

Transit Police report arresting Jeremy Pincus, 53, of Westwood, on charges he ground himself against the buttocks of two women, one on the Franklin Line on April 25 and one on the Green Line at Copley on May 2.

Pincus was charged with indecent assault and battery and lewd and lascivious conduct for the two incidents, police say.

Innocent, etc.

By adamg - 5/18/18 - 4:44 pm
Wanted man

Transit Police report they are looking for a guy they say goes up to women on crowded trains, then grinds his genitals on their buttocks. Read more.

By adamg - 1/23/18 - 5:57 pm

The MBTA is blaming "an Amtrak switch issue" at Forest Hills for massive delays on all the lines out of South Station that use the Northeast Corridor.

Hank Layfield reports from a Needham Line train:

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By adamg - 1/23/18 - 11:19 am

Delayed commuters on the Franklin Line this morning get to shoot daggers out of their eyes not at Keolis but at the semi driver who realized too late his cab wasn't going to fit under the tracks at East Street in Dedham: Read more.

By adamg - 10/3/17 - 11:45 am
Filled in hole at Dedham parking lot

Yesterday, David White took to Twitter to complain about the large and growing potholes in the parking lot of the Dedham Corporate Center parking lot on the Franklin Line. This morning, as you can see above, White arrived to find the holes filled.

By adamg - 10/2/17 - 9:30 am
Big potholes in Dedham

David White provides the proof that the potholes/craters at the Dedham Corporate Center parking lot have gotten out of hand.

By adamg - 9/15/17 - 7:44 pm

Transit Police report an outbound Franklin Line train hit and killed somebody who was on the tracks at the Cedar Street bridge around 6:15 p.m.

Foul play is not suspected.

By adamg - 2/3/17 - 8:53 pm

Transit Police report a 50-year-old woman was hit and killed by an outbound Franklin Line train near the Guild Street bridge around 8:20 p.m.

Foul play is not suspected.

By adamg - 11/4/16 - 6:08 pm

The T reports:

Franklin Train 722 (5:04 pm inbound) has departed Forge Park/495 & is operating 50-60 min late due to the rescue of disabled Train 720.

Read more.

By adamg - 5/12/16 - 4:36 pm

Peter Wilson reports the Franklin Line's newfound slowness is due to the way somebody drove a cement truck into a bridge carrying the line in Walpole.

By adamg - 3/14/16 - 5:24 pm

East Street, specifically. Delays now piling up on the Franklin Line.

By adamg - 2/2/16 - 5:22 pm

Transit Police report a man on the tracks near Endicott station was fatally struck by a Franklin Line train around 4:20 p.m.

UPDATE: WBZ reports he was 13.

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