• Red line October 16, 2023 7:36 am

    First commute with partial Red Line shutdown

    During the closure, the MBTA will provide free shuttle bus service for riders that will operate every five to six minutes during weekday peak hours and every 10 to 15 minutes during weekday and weekend off-peak hours.

  • mbta October 4, 2023 12:27 am

    Teenager arrested after racist attack on MBTA Red Line

    A 16-year-old has been arrested after a racist attack on a woman last month on the MBTA. The incident on the Red Line on Sept. 21 was captured on video. Teenagers could be seen harassing a woman, hurling racial slurs and trying to stop her from getting off the train. Transit police said Tuesday that a 16-year-old male had been…

  • mbta September 27, 2023 12:12 pm

    Free commuter rail rides while section of Red Line is closed for repairs

    As the MBTA prepares for a 16-day closure of two sections of the Red Line, the transit agency announced on Wednesday a free alternative for riders to use instead. The Fairmount Commuter Rail Line will be free to riders during the closure of the Ashmont Branch and Mattapan Line of the Red Line, the MBTA announced. The closure is from…

  • Red line September 25, 2023 11:41 am

    Fire at Harvard MBTA station impacts Red Line service Monday morning

    Crews have put out a fire at the Harvard MBTA station in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which led to service interruptions along the Red Line on Monday morning. The MBTA reported delays of around 20 minutes at 9:40 a.m. due to smoke reports. The Cambridge Fire Department was on scene to investigate. Trains may stand by at stations, the T said. By…

  • mbta September 23, 2023 8:58 am

    Police seek youths who smashed MBTA train window, harassed passengers

    Police are looking for a group of youths who smashed a train window and harassed passengers in Boston. The MBTA Transit Police said the incident happened around 11 p.m. Thursday on a Red Line train near JFK/UMass, where several males threatened to rob people and taunted some because of their ethnicity. Authorities say the boys smashed a train window...

  • mbta September 20, 2023 12:01 pm

    Workers OK after Red Line train fails to stop for track maintenance crew

    A Red Line train failed to come to a halt for a crew that was doing track inspections, despite someone flagging the train to stop, according to an MBTA spokesman, who said this week’s incident was preceded by a similar one last week. No one was hurt during the incidents, which are being investigated by the MBTA; the Federal...

  • mbta September 19, 2023 2:04 pm

    MBTA announces new Red Line weekend closures in October

    MBTA officials added another pair of partial Red Line weekend closures to a long list of maintenance-fueled disruptions planned in October. Shuttle buses will replace Red Line service between Broadway and Ashmont on the Ashmont Branch and between Broadway and North Quincy on the Braintree Branch all day on the weekends of Sept. 30-Oct. 1 and Oct. 7-8, officials announced…

  • Boston July 25, 2023 4:40 pm

    Major delays on MBTA Red Line after fire near JFK/UMass Station

    The MBTA Red Line was delayed in Boston because of a small fire near a station in Dorchester, the agency said Tuesday. Tweets from the MBTA initially indicated the delay was over “Fire Department activity” and said the issue near the JFK/UMass stop in Dorchester was causing delays of 25 minutes. Shuttle serves were brought in between JFK/UMass and...

  • mbta June 27, 2023 3:51 pm

    Red Line dragging death likely caused by short circuit in door, NTSB finds

    A short circuit on an MBTA Red Line train allowed it to accelerate out of a station while a passenger was trapped in a door, despite the presence of a failsafe that typically prevents vehicle movement while a door is obstructed, federal investigators concluded. The National Transportation Safety Board deemed the short circuit the probable cause of the fatal accident…

  • mbta June 23, 2023 4:43 pm

    Shuttles replace trains near Savin Hill MBTA stop amid maintenance

    The MBTA has closed a Red Line stop for maintenance, replacing trains with shuttle buses in the area. The work was being done Friday afternoon at Savin Hill in Dorchester. The MBTA says shuttles are running between Fields Corner and JFK/UMass. Red Line trains are continuing to run through Savin Hill, but are not stopping at the station until...

  • mbta June 9, 2023 8:27 am

    WATCH: Red Line train in motion with end door open

    Video recorded by an MBTA passenger shows the end door of a Red Line car wide open while the train was in motion. The MBTA said Thursday that the incident happened Wednesday while the train was traveling to the North Quincy stop. “At North Quincy Station, an MBTA employee who was a passenger on the train attempted unsuccessfully to close…

  • mbta May 25, 2023 5:35 pm

    Service Disruptions Coming To MBTA Red Line, New Green Line Extension

    Five months after the T slowed trains across its system, causing delays and disruptions for riders, the new general manager said Thursday that the MBTA has made “some further progress” on lifting the slow zones, but “we have a lot more to do.” Across all four subway lines, the MBTA lifted 66 speed restrictions in April and May. The restrictions…

  • mbta May 11, 2023 6:44 am

    Shuttles Replace Service Along Section of Red Line for Thursday Morning Commute

    Shuttle buses briefly replaced service along a section of the MBTA’s Red Line on Thursday morning. The MBTA said just before 6:30 a.m. that shuttles would be replacing service between Harvard and Park Street because of a power problem at Charles/MGH. Riders were told to expect delays as shuttles were being dispatched. Around 15 minutes later, the MBTA said...

  • mbta April 21, 2023 5:11 pm

    Regular Service Resumes on MBTA Red Line After Brush Fire

    A brush fire has been extinguished and regular service has resumed on the Red Line of the MBTA. Shuttles had been replacing train service between JFK/UMass and Ashmont due to a fire near Savin Hill in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. The MBTA said just after 5 p.m. that the fire was out and service was back to normal.

  • mbta March 7, 2023 2:59 pm

    After Ceiling Panel Near-Miss, MBTA Removes About 100 at Harvard Square

    About 100 ceiling panels have been removed from Harvard Station on the MBTA’s Red Line less than a week after one fell, nearly hitting a T rider walking on the platform. Interim MBTA General Manager Jeffrey Gonneville ordered many similar panels to be removed systemwide after the insulation panel fell at the Red Line stop in Cambridge, and the agency…

  • mbta March 4, 2023 11:09 pm

    Woman Recounts Narrowly Missing Falling Ceiling Tile at Harvard Station

    Cianna Navarro is speaking out after she narrowly missed being struck by a large panel that landed directly in front of her on the Harvard Station platform on Wednesday afternoon.

  • mbta March 4, 2023 11:44 pm

    ‘State of Shock': Red Line Rider Nearly Struck By Falling Ceiling Panel Details Experience

    Days after a ceiling panel fell at the Red Line’s Harvard Station, the woman who was nearly struck by it is speaking out.

  • mbta March 3, 2023 11:54 pm

    VIDEO: Ceiling Panel Falls ‘Very Close' to Red Line Rider; MBTA Orders Changes

    Newly-released footage shows a falling ceiling panel nearly hitting an MBTA rider walking on the platform of Harvard Station in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Days after the insulation panel fell at the Red Line stop, Interim MBTA General Manager Jeffrey Gonneville ordered many similar panels to be removed systemwide. Interim MBTA General Manager Jeffrey Gonneville said the panel fell “very close” to…

  • mbta March 1, 2023 6:24 pm

    MBTA Says Insulation Panel Fell From Ceiling at Harvard Station

    Travelers were surprised Wednesday afternoon when debris fell from the ceiling of a busy MBTA station in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The incident happened at the Harvard Red line stop. The MBTA said an insulation panel came down on the southbound platform. No one was injured, the MBTA said. A second panel was also being removed from the ceiling as the MBTA…

  • Boston March 1, 2023 8:03 pm

    Family of Man Dragged to His Death by Red Line Train Sues MBTA

    The estate of a man who was dragged to his death when his arm became stuck in the door of a Red Line train last April is suing the MBTA.

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