• MBTA Transit Police October 26, 2022 12:13 pm

    Man Arrested After Alleged Indecent Assaults on 2 Teens Riding Red Line

    A Dorchester man has been arrested after allegedly indecently assaulting two teenagers onboard a Red Line train earlier this month, according to the MBTA Transit Police. Edgar Alonzo, 35, was arrested Tuesday evening after a transit officer spotted him, according to a news release. Alonzo is accused of indecently assaulting a 15-year-old and 18-year-old girl on a Red Line train…

  • mbta October 24, 2022 5:43 am

    Service Resumes on Section of Red Line Following Signal Problem

    Service has resumed along a section of the Red Line’s Ashmont Branch Monday morning, after shuttles were brought in due to a signal issue. Shuttles replaced service for under an hour Monday morning between JFK/UMass and Ashmont, according to a social media post by the MBTA just before 5 a.m. Shuttles are now being phased out and service has...

  • mbta October 18, 2022 6:58 pm

    Milton Sues MBTA Seeking Repair of ‘Perpetually Decrepit Staircase'

    The town of Milton is suing the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority to compel the agency to repair a dilapidated staircase at the Milton Station. The legal complaint states that “Milton’s efforts have been ignored by the MBTA, leaving Milton with its hands tied and a perpetually decrepit staircase in a station frequently used by its residents. After years of...

  • mbta October 11, 2022 9:05 pm

    Regular Service Resumes on Red Line After Shuttles Replace Buses

    An issue on the track of the MBTA’s Red Line led to shuttle buses replacing service in Dorchester Tuesday evening. The MBTA said in a tweet around 5 p.m. that the shuttles were running between Ashmont and Fields Corner because of a track problem. The agency later told NBC10 Boston the disruption was due to a broken rail. Service...

  • red line September 26, 2022 11:46 am

    Man, Woman Found Dead on Red Line Tracks in Quincy, Transit Police Say

    A man and a woman were found dead on Red Line tracks in Quincy, Massachusetts, Monday morning, according to MBTA transit police. The two bodies were found on tracks just north of Wollaston Station. The man and woman “intentionally placed their bodies between the outside running rail and third rail,” MBTA transit police said, and a preliminary investigation suggests that…

  • mbta September 14, 2022 5:49 pm

    Red Line Service Resumes After Delays Due to Medical Emergency

    There were delays on the Ashmont Branch of the MBTA’s Red Line Wednesday afternoon due to a medical emergency at Shawmut station. The transit agency said in a tweet around 2 p.m. that shuttle buses were service between JFK/UMass and Ashmont stations due to a medical emergency. Transit police later confirmed that a 14-year-old Boston Public Schools student intentionally...

  • mbta September 12, 2022 9:01 am

    Sparks, Smoke at MBTA Station After Wiring Falls on Tracks, Snarling Green Line

    Smoke and intense sparks were seen at the MBTA’s Park Street Station in Boston Sunday after overhead wiring fell onto Green Line tracks near one of the platforms. No one was hurt, the MBTA said, but Green Line service was suspended between Government Center and Kenmore Square for hours Sunday afternoon and evening, with shuttle buses replacing trolley service....

  • mbta August 30, 2022 2:10 pm

    Woman Injured After Leg Gets Stuck Between MBTA Platform, Red Line Train

    A woman who works for a cleaning company contracted by the MBTA was injured Tuesday when her leg got stuck between a stationary Red Line train and the platform at Alewife station in Cambridge. The incident occurred shortly before noon. The MBTA said the woman works for a company that has a cleaning contract with the MBTA and was cleaning…

  • Massachusetts August 16, 2022 5:53 pm

    New Video Shows Runaway Red Line Train Whose Operator Radioed, ‘I Need Help!'

    New video released by the MBTA shows a runaway train on the Red Line with an operator on board last month. In the July 25 incident, the train rolled from the yard onto the tracks and through Braintree Station. The video released Tuesday by the MBTA is the first footage of the incident shared by the agency. The video shows…

  • mbta August 2, 2022 1:10 pm

    Construction Equipment Derails on Red Line, Damaging Third Rail

    A piece of construction equipment derailed on the Red Line near Quincy Center early Tuesday morning, the MBTA said. The incident occurred around 1:20 a.m. There were no injuries, the MBTA said, but the derailment damaged the third rail. The equipment was re-railed around 3:45 a.m. and repairs to the third rail were completed by 5 a.m. The MBTA said…

  • mbta August 1, 2022 2:20 pm

    Service Changes Start Monday on Red Line as Crews Complete Safety Upgrades

    If you work late and rely on the MBTA Red Line to get home, big changes starting Monday night could impact your commute. Beginning Monday night, shuttle buses will replace Red Line service between JFK/UMass and Braintree Stations, as crews work on safety upgrades. The work will impact six stations and shuttles will stop at each of them. Track...

  • mbta August 1, 2022 5:21 am

    MBTA Red Line Service Changes Start Monday Night

    The service changes come as MBTA crews work on safety upgrades.

  • Massachusetts July 29, 2022 11:40 pm

    Citing Runaway MBTA Train Incidents, Feds Require Immediate Worker Training

    After a series of runaway train incidents, the MBTA is being ordered to stop any worker who hasn’t attended a safety briefing from moving its train cars in yards or shops. The safety stand-down is being required by the Federal Transit Administration to go into effect after midnight Saturday. In a letter to the MBTA dated Thursday, the agency...

  • mbta July 28, 2022 12:13 am

    MBTA Announces Red Line Service Cuts During Work in August

    Shuttle buses will replace Red Line trains between JFK/UMass and Braintree on some evenings in early August, the MBTA said Wednesday. The agency says the service interruptions will take place from Aug. 1-4 and Aug. 8-11 while work is being done on the tracks. “As the MBTA continues to work with the FTA on safety enhancements, the track and...

  • mbta July 27, 2022 11:28 am

    Baker Defends MBTA Again Following Orange Line Fire, Runaway Red Line Train

    On the same day that one head of the Legislature’s Transportation Committee said decision-makers have no choice but to “do something dramatic” to fix the MBTA, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker defended the transit agency he oversees by arguing that, for most riders, it’s really not that bad. The MBTA was already facing a nearly unprecedented federal investigation over safety...

  • mbta problems July 26, 2022 8:30 am

    MBTA Faces Uncertain Future With Recent Safety Issues

    The latest incident involves a runaway Red Line train in Braintree.

  • mbta problems July 26, 2022 7:16 pm

    ‘I Need Help! I Need Help': Runaway Red Line Train Latest Incident For Embattled MBTA

    The MBTA reported another runaway Red Line train Monday, less than a week after an Orange Line train caught fire on a bridge over the Mystic River. During this most recent incident, a two-car train set rolled out 800 feet north of the Braintree rail yard before the morning commute at 5:30 a.m. “I need help,” exclaimed a train operator…

  • Boston June 30, 2022 1:21 am

    MBTA Train Operator in Man's Dragging Death on Red Line Placed on Unpaid Leave

    The driver of a Red Line train that dragged a passenger to his death in April has been placed on unpaid leave, an MBTA spokesperson confirmed. The MBTA switched the employee from paid leave to unpaid leave on Monday, the Boston Globe reported. Agency spokesperson Joe Pesaturo confirmed the move to NBC10 Boston Wednesday night. The unpaid suspension is the…

  • mbta June 29, 2022 11:10 pm

    MBTA Train Operator on Unpaid Leave After Red Line Dragging Death

    The MBTA this week put the operator of a Red Line train that dragged a passenger to his death in April on unpaid leave. According to the Boston Globe, agency spokesperson Joe Pesaturo said the unpaid suspension is the result of “rules violations” related to the April 10 incident in which 39-year-old Robinson Lalin died.

  • Boston June 24, 2022 1:55 pm

    MBTA Red Line Train Derails at Boston Train Yard

    An out-of-service MBTA Red Line train derailed when it hit a metal grate at a train yard in Boston Thursday night, officials said. An agency spokesperson said it happened at Cabot yard on Dorchester Avenue around 8:45 p.m. The train was moving out of the carhouse at the yard when it struck the grate. The train was upright the entire…

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