Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Cars and engine will be removed from tracks by noon. No impact on afternoon schedule.
Sophie Klimasmith was walk over the Clark Road bridge to hike in the Habitat when around 8:25 a.m. she saw a commuter rail train leaving Belmont Station. Then, as she was heading up Snake Hill Road, "I heard this awful noise; a loud screeching," said Klimasmith, recreating the sound of steel-on-steel. "I thought it was applying its brakes because of the Waverley stop is just up the way but it just sounded too close," she said. It was only later did Klimasmith realize she heard the 8:12 a.m. train out of Boston's North Station to South Acton derail after leaving the Belmont Station, coming to a stop just under the bridge that connects Pleasant Street with Clark Street. According to MBTA Police Deputy Chief Robert Lenehan while engineering, …
Crane will remove cars to Boston by noon. Accident will not effect afternoon schedules.
An outbound MBTA commuter rail train derailed in Belmont around 8:24 a.m., a when the axle of one of the commuter cars failed. The Fitchburg bound train had just left the Belmont station in Belmont Center when the derailment occurred. About 30 passengers were on the train at the time, however no one was injured. The riders were safely removed from the train. Stay with Belmont Patch for updates on the derailment.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
The MBTA is offering a 23 percent increase to help deal with a budget downfall.
In a most recent update on Wednesday, the MBTA has proposed a 23 percent fare increase to help offset an ongoing budget defecit, according to a Boston.com report Thursday. Under the new proposal, commuter rail single trip and monthly passes would increase an average of 29 percent, depending upon the zone of travel. Bus fares with a CharlieCard would increase from $1.25 to $1.50, while a bus-subway LinkPass would increase from $59 to $70. Those using CharlieCards on the subway would pay $2 instead of the current rate of $1.70. If approved, the new plan would be effective July 1, and would not include hefty service cuts proposed under the original plan. But what do you think about the new proposal? Is this better or worse than what was …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
The MBTA Advisory Board proposed a plan that would raise fares by 25 percent, shift some costs to other state agencies and institute some thought-provoking fees, changes.
The MBTA Advisory Board, which provides public oversight of the MBTA, has presented a new plan—some might call it a third option—for dealing with the MBTA's $161 million budget shortfall in fiscal year 2013. The plan comes amid public outcry over two proposals put forth by the MBTA that would substantially raise fares and cut service on Boston's public transportation network. In the second of the two proposals, the 74 and 75 buses from Harvard Station that service Belmont Center would be eliminated. Only trolley service to Waverley Square down Trapelo Road and Belmont Street would continue but at higher fees. Under both plans, commuter rail service that includes Waverley and Belmont stations would be eliminated after 10 p.m. and over the …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Let's hear your opinion.
Tomorrow is the deadline by the MBTA for selling the naming rights for just about everything it owns: from subway, bus and commuter stations, the subway lines and even its Web site and Charlie Cards in an effort to close a $137 million gap it is facing in the upcoming fiscal 2013 budget. This offer includes two commuter rail stations in Belmont – Belmont and Waverley – the Route 73 bus line to Waverley and the 74 and 75 into Belmont Center and countless bus stops. While the original name will continue to be part of the new name, you or your company can purchase the right to place a moniker of your choosing onto our daily commute. So, what name would you like to see put on the commuter line stations, the bus lines or any bus stop in …