• mbta June 30, 2022 3:28 am

    Serious Delays Following Deadly Commuter Rail Incident in Natick

    According to the Transit Police Department, a man was trespassing on the right of way around 5 p.m. on the Worcester Line when he was fatally struck by an outbound commuter rail train in the area of 113 West Central Street.

  • Massachusetts June 30, 2022 3:27 am

    Man Fatally Struck By MBTA Commuter Rail Train in Natick

    A man is dead after being struck Wednesday evening by an MBTA commuter rail train in Natick, Massachusetts, transit police said. According to the Transit Police Department, a man was trespassing on the right of way around 5 p.m. on the Worcester Line when he was struck by an outbound commuter rail train in the area of 113 West Central…

  • mbta June 16, 2022 10:39 am

    MBTA Safety Concerns Prompt Federal Recommendations

    Federal authorities are stepping in after the MBTA’s pattern of crashes, derailments, speeding and signal issues prompted major safety concerns.

  • mbta June 14, 2022 10:35 am

    Feds Flag 4 Problems the MBTA Needs to Fix Fast

    Federal transit overseers will wrap up their on-site inspections of the MBTA this week, and they have already flagged a quartet of major safety issue areas they want the agency to address quickly, the T’s top safety official said Monday.

  • mbta June 9, 2022 4:54 pm

    Commuter Rail Delays on Newburyport/Rockport Line Persist After Derailment

    Delays continued Thursday morning on the MBTA Newburyport/Rockport commuter rail line following a train derailment Wednesday near Beverly, Massachusetts. MBTA officials say safety inspections found that Wednesday’s derailment caused a damage to the switch. Two morning trains from Rockport and Beverly were canceled as a result of the issue. According to the MBTA, all Newburyport Line trains will begin...

  • mbta June 8, 2022 9:50 pm

    MBTA Commuter Rail Derailment Causing Delays on Newburyport/Rockport Line

    An MBTA commuter rail derailment near Beverly, Massachusetts, is causing delays on the Newburyport/Rockport Line, the agency confirmed Wednesday. MBTA officials described the issue as a “low speed upright derailment” of the 3:07 p.m. train from Rockport. Shuttle busses are running up to North Beverly/Montserrat to bring passengers to a train connection, but riders should expect delays of 40-50...

  • Massachusetts April 6, 2022 11:23 pm

    Pedestrian Struck By MBTA Commuter Rail Train in Ayer

    A man was critically injured Wednesday afternoon when he was struck by an MBTA commuter rail train in Ayer, Massachusetts, police said. According to Transit police, the man was trespassing in the right of way when he was struck by an outbound Fitchburg Line train around 3:40 p.m. He sustained life-threatening injures and was taken by medical helicopter to a…

  • transportation March 18, 2022 10:03 am

    Shuttle Buses Replace Blue, Green Lines

    Shuttle buses are replacing sections of the Blue and Green Lines Friday morning due to power problems, according to the MBTA. On the Blue Line, shuttle buses are replacing service between Wonderland and Government Center. Commuters should expect delays, the MBTA wrote on Twitter. On the Green Line, shuttle buses will operate through the end of service. Shuttle buses are…

  • Massachusetts February 23, 2022 4:37 am

    MBTA, Keolis Change Protocols After Deadly Crash at Wilmington Train Crossing

    The MBTA is further responding to safety concerns at a commuter rail crossing in Wilmington, Mass. after a deadly train crash at the location last month. Roberta Sausville, 68, of Wilmington, died on January 21 when her vehicle was struck by a commuter rail train on Middlesex Avenue near the North Wilmington station. The MBTA had said that in that…

  • mbta February 7, 2022 5:15 pm

    Train Hits Car After GPS Directs Driver Onto Tracks in Ashland

    A driver got stuck on train tracks after a GPS reportedly directed them to turn onto the rails Sunday night in Ashland, Massachusetts. Fortunately, the driver was able to escape the car before an MBTA Commuter Rail train struck it at the Main Street crossing. No one was injured, the Ashland Fire Department and MBTA Transit Police said. Authorities said…

  • car vs train February 7, 2022 4:39 pm

    Train Hits Car After GPS Directs to Tracks in Ashland

    A driver got stuck after a GPS directed them to turn onto the train tracks Sunday night in Ashland, Massachusetts. The driver was able to escape the car before an MBTA commuter rail train struck it at the Main Street crossing.

  • car vs train February 7, 2022 12:24 pm

    Driver Ditches Struck Car Before Commuter Rail Collision

    An MBTA commuter rail train struck an unoccupied vehicle that was stuck on the tracks Sunday night in Ashland, Massachusetts, officials said.

  • MBTA Commuter Rail February 7, 2022 4:38 am

    Police Investigating After Train Crashes Into Car in Ashland

    The car was unoccupied, and no injuries were reported.

  • mbta February 7, 2022 12:27 pm

    MBTA Commuter Rail Train Hits Unoccupied Car Stuck on Tracks in Ashland

    An MBTA commuter rail train struck an unoccupied vehicle that was stuck on the tracks Sunday night in Ashland, Massachusetts, officials said. Fortunately there were no injuries, the Ashland Fire Department and Transit Police Department said. Ashland firefighters say the driver got stuck on the tracks at the Main Street crossing, and ditched it just in time. Video from the…

  • commuter rail February 2, 2022 12:39 pm

    Broken Rail Line to Cause Commuter Delays

    A broken rail line was expected to cause delays for commuters as it impacted some trains on the Greenbush, Middleboro/Kingston and Lakeville lines. Crews were working on the broken track Wednesday morning near the JFK/UMass station. Crews quickly fixed the rail line and normal train service has resumed on the Middleborough, Kingston and Greenbush Lines. Trains will now make...

  • Keolis January 23, 2022 4:08 am

    MBTA Cites Human Error in Deadly Train Collision in Wilmington

    The MBTA says a preliminary investigation has revealed that human error was a factor Friday when a commuter rail train collided with a car in Wilmington, Massachusetts, killing the 68-year-old woman inside.

  • Wilmington January 23, 2022 6:13 am

    MBTA Says ‘Human Error' Is Focus of Investigation After Woman Killed in Train Collision

    The MBTA says a preliminary investigation has revealed that human error was a factor Friday when a commuter rail train collided with a car in Wilmington, Massachusetts, killing the 68-year-old woman inside. MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak released a statement Saturday evening saying although the investigation into Roberta Sausville’s death remains very active, they have learned enough to report...

  • Wilmington January 23, 2022 1:55 am

    Woman Dead After Train Crashes Into Car in Wilmington

    A woman was killed Friday when an inbound train collided with her car on the tracks near the North Wilmington commuter rail station in Wilmington, Massachusetts, officials said. According to MBTA Transit Police Supt. Richard Sullivan, the Boston-bound train collided with the woman’s car near the railroad crossing just before 6 p.m. on Middlesex Avenue. The woman in the...

  • mbta January 7, 2022 4:53 am

    The Argument for Electrifying the MBTA Commuter Rail

    One advocacy group says investing in electrifying the commuter rail could mean a faster, more reliable ride and a cleaner environment

  • the t October 27, 2021 5:32 pm

    MBTA Rider Numbers Still Down, But Crowds Are Popping Up

    Ridership on the MBTA still remains well below the norm from before COVID-19 upended the world, but after about eight months of steady gains, the agency’s head said Wednesday that some returning commuters might be surprised by the size of crowds aboard trains and buses. The T’s bus network and its Blue Line subway continue to recover at the...

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