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By adamg - 4/11/19 - 9:15 am

Steve Timmins reports:

Another morning rush hour and the escalator at the TD Garden end of the underground walkway is out of service AGAIN. People backing up into the CR waiting area waiting to use the too narrow stairway. Who approved this mess of an inadequate design?

The tunnel opened in January.

By adamg - 4/2/19 - 8:05 am

The MBTA is reporting various issues on the Haverhill and Newburyport/Rockport lines due to " a low speed upright derailment outside of North Station."

By adamg - 3/26/19 - 11:41 pm

James Floyd admitted today he went up to two women, grabbed them and thrust himself at them while working a detail at North Station on March 29, 2018. Read more.

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 - 3/5/19 - 8:46 am

A train died near Wachusett station and that has gummed everything up. Or as SMM put it around 7:40 a.m.: Read more.

By adamg - 2/28/19 - 8:19 pm
Melenciano

Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester man at the North Station subway stop for sinking his teeth into a passenger on one of the platforms early this morning.

Read more.

By adamg - 1/31/19 - 3:37 pm

No, not the subways - they catch on fire easily enough all on their own. But the Globe reports that as the temperature plunged, Keolis turned on switch heaters, some of which blow hot air, but others of which consist of flaming jets designed to keep the switches operable in the cold.

By adamg - 1/28/19 - 10:03 am
Broken escalator at North Station

Was it only three weeks ago that the pedestrian tunnel under Causeway Street finally opened? T.J. Winnick reports this morning:

Not only is the weeks-old North Station tunnel way too narrow for rush hour but the escalator has already been out of order since last week!

By adamg - 1/7/19 - 10:57 am

Transit Police report arresting a Billerica man they say plowed into a T cop's personal car behind the Garden, then sped up I-93 while drunk. Read more.

By adamg - 1/6/19 - 2:52 pm
North Station tunnel

Kathy reports the tunnel is finally open today - no more braving the elements to get between the Green and Orange Line stop and the commuter-rail station and the Garden..

Mark Allen is pretty happy: Read more.

By adamg - 1/2/19 - 9:52 am
Dunkin' Donuts being renovated in North Station

Claire Blechman shows us the scene in North Station, where a Dunkin' Donuts is getting rebuilt this morning. As she notes, jittery commuters don't have to fret - they just have to walk another 100 feet or so to the station's other Dunkin' Donuts because, after all, this is Boston.

By adamg - 11/30/18 - 10:02 pm

The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Orange Line due to an inbound train with "a mechanical problem" at North Station.

By adamg - 11/21/18 - 9:08 pm

A trolley managed to take down one of the overhead power lines at North Station around 6:30 p.m. Now the T is busing passengers between Government Center and Lechmere.

By adamg - 11/16/18 - 10:09 am
Pedestrians in the snow near North Station

Photographynatalia wandered around in the snow in the Haymarket/North Station area last night.

Copyright Photographynatalia. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 10/31/18 - 3:38 pm
Line to get into North Station

"So much for getting home early for Halloween," T.J. Winnick sighed upon seeing the line just to get into North Station, never mind to his train - a line that stretched down Causeway past the Tip O'Neill building.

About 15 minutes earlier, the line only reached back to almost Portland Street: Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/18 - 2:42 pm

Boston Police are taking no chances with the outcome of tonight's World Series game: Traffic barriers go up at 10 p.m. from the BU Bridge to Mass. Ave. and along Boylston, Ipswich, Lansdowne, Van Ness and Jersey streets. Read more.

By adamg - 10/15/18 - 1:25 pm

The Globe reports the MBTA will hire a contractor to replace the tired old bridges and two increase the number of tracks on the Charles River spans from six to eight. But it could be 2026 before all the work is done.

By adamg - 8/17/18 - 7:10 pm
Lightning hits a building under construction in Boston

Matthew Ireland happened to snap a photo on his iPhone at just the right instant to get a lightning bolt heading to the ground this evening, only getting interrupted by the tower under construction in front of the Garden.

By adamg - 5/25/18 - 5:03 pm

An inbound Orange Line train had to be taken out of service at North Station because its doors weren't working right and that gummed up the works for the rest of the line.

By adamg - 4/13/18 - 10:02 am

James Floyd, 60, faces arraignment today on charges he indecently assaulted two women at North Station on March 29, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

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