A train died at Downtown Crossing around 5:30 p.m., as of 6:15 p.m., riders trying to head south were still being thwarted.
Mike Long reports his train just sat outside Charles/MGH for 10 minutes before finally pulling in.
Party Orca surveyed the human gridlock at Downtown Crossing:
Traffic onto the Red Line southbound at DTX is backed up to the escalator to Orange Line to Oak Grove. Turn back now and have a beer.
Great idea, thought MandaPaige, who decided not to descend into the hellmouth at South Station and instead bellied up to the new waiting-room bar for a beer.
Joel Pettigrew reminds us that something like this always happens the day the T proposes fare increases.