Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The MBTA’s new general manager greeted T riders Monday morning and announced additional countdown clocks at stations around the area.
Several T stations got new countdown clocks on the same day the MBTA announced its new general manager. MBTA General Manager and Rail & Transit Administrator for MassDOT Beverly Scott greeted riders on the Blue Line platform at State Station and on the Orange Line to Chinatown Station Monday morning, while the T put online countdown clocks at 24 stations, according to an MBTA press statement. There are now 190 clocks at 30 MBTA stations, with a majority of them servicing the Red, Orange and Blue lines, according to the statement. The clocks inform customers how long it will be before the next train arrives at a given stop. In the statement, Scott had this to say about her first day on the job: “I am thrilled to begin work with the MBTA …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
The bus replacement service between Sullivan Square and Oak Grove allows the MBTA to build the new Orange Line station at Assembly Square.
Beginning July 8, and going until Dec. 28, buses will replace evening Orange Line trains north of Boston, between Sullivan Square and Oak Grove, every Sunday through Thursday, according to the MBTA. On the effected nights, bus replacement service will begin at 9 p.m. and run until the T closes. The bus replacements will allow the MBTA to shut down Orange Line tracks in order to build the new Orange Line station in Assembly Square. This change in service is part of a wider series of bus diversions that will take place until 2014.
Monday, June 18, 2012
We've all got stories of things we've seen and heard on the T. Share them with your neighbors here.
Flip through the gallery to see what other riders are seeing and hearing on the T. It's easy to add your own photos or videos too. Just click the big "Upload Photos and Videos" button at the top left. Be sure to add a caption saying which line you were riding and a description of your photo or video. An Explanation of "Seen & Heard on the T" The T is one of my favorite places. Really. You get an unmatched cross-section of humanity. And you often see and hear some funny things. The kinds of things that, when you get to work, you have to tell people about. "The woman across from me on the T this morning was clipping her toenails." That sort of thing. (I've seen nails being clipped several times while on the Orange Line, by the way.) Our …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
It looked like curtains for Nummy, 3-year-old Roozle's stuffed bunny, when it fell between the platform and the train, right onto the orange line tracks.
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- Chris Helms
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Mostly, when people talk about the MBTA, it's to complain. But Casey Carey-Brown has a story that might warm the heart of the most hard-bitten T rider. Each day before school, Roozle chooses a friend to go to school with her. Lately, she has been choosing Nummy, her very first stuffed animal bunny. Nummy is the first stuffed animal she ever had sleep in her crib with her. The first toy she named. A very good friend. Today, Nummy had a great day at school and just before the train arrived to pick us up at Stony Brook, Roozle told us that Nummy was a little scared of the train and she needed to tell her it was okay, trains aren’t scary. You can guess where this is going. Nummy the Bunny had a date with destiny with the tracks of the Orange …
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Construction on the new Assembly Square Orange Line station will lead to replacement bus service, off and on, through 2014.
Construction on the new Assembly Square Orange Line stop, which has already begun, will lead to periodic bus diversions on the subway line beginning in June and lasting until the station is complete in fall of 2014. Community College, Sullivan Square, Wellington, Malden Center and Oak Grove stations will all see bus diversions at some point during construction. Stops near the South End will not be affected by the constrction. Most bus diversions will take place on weekends or at night, according to a presentation given by MBTA officials at a community meeting in Somerville Wednesday night. Terry McCarthy, a project manager with the MBTA, said the first weekend bus diversion is tentatively scheduled for June 9, although that date is not yet…
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Aisha Abdi Yusuf was arrested late Tuesday night at Back Bay Station.
A 22-year-old Boston woman allegedly hit, kicked and bit a uniformed detail officer Tuesday night at Back Bay Station, after he removed her from a Forest Hills-bound Orange Line train due to her unruly behavior, according to police. Aisha Abdi Yusuf was arrested for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shod foot) on a police officer, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace. The officer was transported to Boston Medical Center for his injuries. Recap Shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, the officer was taking the Orange Line train home after his shift at a TD Bank, when he noticed the suspect yelling at a group of young males at the other end of the train car. The suspect was yelling obscenities and moving her arms in a “threatening …