You get a delay! And you get a delay! And you get a delay!
Trains lapsed into unconsciousness on the Red Line and the C, D and E trolley lines. But the Orange Line saved the worst for last: A dead train at Ruggles that sat there for nearly 20 minutes before operators got the idea to get the train behind it to push it out of the way a little after 9 a.m.
Anna Lawless was on the pusher train:
After sitting outside Ruggles for 20 mins, we seem to be pushing the disabled train ahead of us.
Ashley Hill missed that train:
Been waiting at Jackson for over 40 minutes for an oak grove train.
At Forest Hills, the Robot Lady warned of "significant delays" as the platform filled to rush-hour levels. A train that finally departed around 9 had a driver forced to announce at every pre-Mass. Ave. stop that people should stop trying to get on the train and just step away from the doors and the yellow line because there are four or five (he couldn't decide) trains right behind it.
Jah Hills, on that train, proposed:
When it gets this bad they should arrange pop-up coffee and omelette stations on the platforms. Would quell all dissent.