As in the MBTA is announcing significant delays due to signal problems at Harvard.
UPDATE: The E Line is being a tad extreme today, as well, thanks to a little fire at Symphony that's shut service on the line.
My road hasn't even been plowed yet so I couldn't even get to the Red Line if I wanted to (which I do not) so I'm working from home.
On another topic, why Harvard of all stations? It's underground. JFK sure, North Quincy of course but Harvard?
O MBTA you are a mystery to me. You are a sorrowful mystery, not a luminous one (it's Lent - couldn't resist throwing a rosary joke in there).
What does that mean? The trains are moving backwards? Hard to imagine what would qualify as "extreme", given the T's usual shitty performance.
Maybe it's turned into a time machine!?
It must be some kind of ... public transit time machine.
Einstein had no idea what he was talking about. It's a machine, you get in it; when you get out you're far, far in the future.
Did you even notice that when the T breaks down due to inclement weather they blame it on everything except inclement weather? Unless it is something extremely blatant, like a tree across the tracks. It is like they are embarrassed to admit they are ill equipped to handle rain and snow.
As well they should be, honestly. They've only been doing this for a hundred years, so it's not like they've had time to plan or anything.
Well, how bad is the weather in the tunnel at Harvard station?
The driver on my Red Line train this morning was actually really forthcoming with announcements and explanations about why we sat between Broadway and South Station for nearly a half hour.
He said that that there was some kind of problem with the track on the southbound track at/near Harvard. I forget his exact wording but he definitely said it was the track.
That's what our driver said, although the first few times I heard it as "real problems" and thought, yeah, this is a real problem alright.
Did he happen to mention whether he had been informed of these delays before he pulled out of the Broadway station? Or mention it to any of the passengers in case they preferred to disembark there?
Well, the train was moving smoothly enough from JFK to Broadway - at least so that I didn't notice any problems (I was reading).
I remember we stopped for a "schedule adjustment" at Broadway for maybe a minute and a half. Then we left Broadway, went what felt like more than halfway, and then stopped pretty abruptly before we waited.
So, at least from the information I have, I feel that he probably wasn't aware of the extent of the delay until after leaving Broadway. It's not like he pulled out of Broadway and stopped just past the platform; we did make it probably half to 2/3 of the way to South Station.