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Gov: Runaway Boston Train Was 'Tampered With'

It took off with 50 passengers, no driver

(Newser) - About 50 Boston commuters got the creepiest ride of their lives Thursday morning when their train took off without a driver. MBTA authorities were eventually able to stop the train, but not before it went through four stations, reports the Boston Globe . None of the passengers were hurt. How it... More »

Cops: Man Takes Phone —After Woman Killed by Train

Boston transit authorities looking for him

(Newser) - There are Good Samaritans and then there are, well, this guy. Transit police in Boston are seeking a man who walked away with a woman's phone after she was struck and killed by a subway train, reports the Boston Herald . Surveillance video shows that after the woman was hit... More »

Twitter Nabs Subway Flasher

Tweeted photo leads cops to perv

(Newser) - When a flasher started openly fondling himself on a Boston subway last week, fellow passenger Nay Khun took the issue to Twitter. Khun snapped and immediately tweeted a photo of the flasher, writing: "pervert on the 2nd car of the red line ... help me report him." Thanks in... More »

Boston Subway Just Misses Woman

Driver, another employee honored for quick action

(Newser) - A Boston subway train came to a screeching halt just before hitting a woman who had fallen onto the tracks. She told authorities afterward she'd been drinking. Both the train's driver and another Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority employee have been hailed as heroes for their quick action. More »

Texting Driver Causes Boston Subway Crash

Collision in tunnel injures 49, including tech-addled conductor

(Newser) - A subway conductor distracted by the text message he was sending his girlfriend caused a collision in a tunnel beneath downtown Boston last night, the Globe reports. One two-car Green Line trolley rear-ended another at the Government Center station, injuring 49. The victims included the 24-year-old texting driver, who will... More »

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