• mbta Jul 13

    Red Line Service Down, Replaced With Shuttles

    The MBTA’s Red Line was down Tuesday morning due to a “power problem” at Boston’s South Station, the agency wrote on Twitter. The Red Line services were suspended and slated to be replaced with shuttle buses between Park Street and JFK/UMass. Commuters should expect delays, according to the MBTA. No further information was immediately available.

  • mbta Jun 8

    Connecting Boston's Red, Blue Lines Could Cost $850M, Take Nearly 10 Years

    A rail extension linking the MBTA’s Red and Blue Lines could cost $850 million and require a design and construction period of nearly a decade, according to the latest estimates unveiled Monday. In a presentation to the transit agency’s board, MBTA Chief Engineer Erik Stoothoff outlined an updated scope for the project that would feature a more than 2,000-foot tunnel underneath...

  • metro shooting Jun 1

    FBI Agent Charged With Attempted Murder in Maryland Metro Train Shooting

    An FBI agent was charged with attempted murder in an off-duty shooting in December on board a Metro train passing through Montgomery County, according to court records unsealed Tuesday.

  • mbta May 10

    New MBTA Trains to Remain Out of Service

    The MBTA’s newest Red and Orange Line trains will remain out of service after an investigation into a March 16 derailment identified “something acting abnormally” within their truck frames, officials said Monday. MBTA Deputy General Manager Jeff Gonneville said tests conducted on the cars, manufactured by Chinese firm CRRC, determined that as the vehicle mileage increases, it takes more and…

  • mbta Apr 9

    Delays on MBTA Commuter Rail, Red Line Due to ‘Police Activity' at North Station

    Delays are being reported on the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail line and the Red Line due to “police activity” at North Station, the MBTA said Friday morning. All Newburyport/Rockport trains will experience significant delays in both directions, the MBTA said. Inbound passengers can get off the train in Chelsea for a Silver Line connection. The Red Line Braintree branch also...

  • transportation Mar 17

    MBTA Pulls All Red, Orange Line Trains After Medford Derailment

    The MBTA is pulling all of the new Orange and Red Line trains from service and replacing them with shuttle buses, the agency announced late Tuesday night, after derailment in Medford earlier that day. “Insane,” commuter Rasha Pacaud said. “I can’t believe it happened.” The MBTA said the Orange Line train derailed about 11:40 a.m. Tuesday in a work...

  • mbta Mar 17

    Shuttle Buses Replace Stretch of Orange Line

    The MBTA shuttle buses will continue to replace train service between the northern terminus of the Orange Line, Oak Grove, and Community College Station after Tuesday’s derailment in Medford.

  • Ashmont Station Jan 10

    Frozen-Shrimp Seller Punched, Robbed at MBTA Station: Transit Police

    A man has been arrested and charged with attempted unarmed robbery after allegedly assaulting and stealing from a man selling bags of frozen shrimp on a Red Line train Wednesday night, authorities said. The victim was trying to sell $10 bags of frozen shrimp to fellow passengers on a Red Line train heading from JFK Station to Ashmont after 9…

  • red line Dec 31, 2020

    For the First Time in 26 Years, New MBTA Red Line Train Cars Hit the Rails

    The last time a Red Line train made up of new cars entered service, the Celtics and Bruins still played at the Boston Garden and Thomas Menino was still learning the ropes of being mayor. That was 1994. And the next set of brand-new train cars to pick up Red Line passengers debuted on Wednesday, 26 years later, the Massachusetts…

  • red line Dec 16, 2020

    FBI Agent Involved in Shooting on Maryland Metro Train

    An FBI agent was involved in a shooting on board a Metro train early Tuesday and an investigation is underway, Metro and FBI officials say. A man was shot multiple times and was taken to a hospital. Information on his identity and condition were not immediately released. Metro Transit Police received a report just before 7 a.m. of “an FBI…

  • the T Oct 5, 2020

    MBTA Forecasts New Orange, Red Line Fleets Will Be Delayed at Least 1 Year

    The full transformation of the Red and Orange Line fleets will be delayed by at least a year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and pre-existing manufacturing issues, MBTA officials announced Monday. Under its contract with Chinese manufacturer CRRC, the MBTA expected to have a fleet of new Orange Line cars delivered by January 2022 and a fleet of…

  • mbta Jun 29, 2020

    Shuttle Buses Deployed on MBTA Red Line Due to ‘Medical Emergency'

    Shuttle buses were deployed to replace service on the MBTA’s Red Line due to what the agency described as a medical emergency. The agency said in a tweet that shuttle buses were replacing Red Line service between Harvard and Alewife stations. The MBTA earlier tweeted a person was under a train at Davis Square in Somerville, Massachusetts, Monday. Delays...

  • Massachusetts Jun 26, 2020

    Man Killed by Red Line Train at Porter Sq. Station in Cambridge

    A man was struck and killed by a Red Line train in Cambridge Friday afternoon, MBTA Transit Police said. Red Line service has been interrupted, with shuttle buses replacing trains between Alewife and Harvard stations, the MBTA said. Service delays are expected. Officers were called about the incident at the Porter Sq. Station about 4:15 p.m., police said. Local firefighters…

  • COVID-19 May 9, 2020

    MBTA Repair Schedules Derailed by Coronavirus Pandemic

    Nearly two dozen MBTA projects, including high-profile components of a plan to speed repairs during more frequent system shutdowns, will be delayed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While senior public transit officials say they are still exploring ways to accelerate work while ridership is at historically low levels, postponements on a significant chunk of projects range between one…

  • cta shooting Mar 1, 2020

    Chicago Mayor Calls Police Shooting Video ‘Extremely Disturbing'

    Chicago’s mayor said video footage of police shooting and wounding a suspect inside a downtown Chicago train station is “extremely disturbing” and that she supports the interim police superintendent’s request for prosecutors to be sent directly to the scene — an unusual or perhaps unprecedented action in the nation’s third largest city. After watching what she called the “widely...

  • mbta Feb 25, 2020

    Delays on MBTA Red Line After Sparks and Smoke Shoot From Train

    The MBTA Red Line was experiencing delays of more than half an hour at one point Monday night after a train experienced a mechanical problem and sent smoke into a train station. Shortly before 9 p.m., the MBTA said a northbound train became disabled at Broadway. About 20 minutes later, the MBTA said fire crews were responding after smoke dispersed…

  • mbta Feb 25, 2020

    Mechanical Problem Causes Delays on Red Line

    The Broadway MBTA station filled with smoke following a mechanical issue.

  • red line Feb 18, 2020

    Man Bitten by Stranger, Girlfriend's Hair Pulled on MBTA Red Line, Police Say

    A man was arrested this weekend after allegedly attacking a couple he didn’t know on an MBTA Red Line train in Boston, biting a man and pulling the hair of that man’s girlfriend when she tried to intervene. Bernadino Baran-Garcia, a 26-year-old from Dorchester, was found by MBTA Transit Police officers yelling profanities and pounding his chest at the...

  • mbta Feb 15, 2020

    Red Line Train Service Resumes After Crews Fix Broken Rail

    Shuttle buses replaced Red Line train service from Park Street to Harvard for hours Saturday morning as repair crews worked to fix a broken rail on the track. MBTA tweeted Saturday morning that both directions of the rail service were temporarily closed. Rail service resumed before noon.

  • red line Jan 9, 2020

    Mechanical Problem Causes Delays on MBTA's Red Line

    The MBTA’s Red Line saw delays Thursday in Boston due to a train with a mechanical problem. The MBTA reported delays of up to 30 minutes because of the issue on the Ashmont branch. The train was being taken to a train yard, the agency said. The MBTA later tweeted that the train had been cleared from the scene. The…

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