See all those people? They're waiting for an Orange Line shuttle bus at Malden Center. "Shuttle bus line is MASSIVE!" Rich reports.
On the more frostbitten segments of the T today, riders slowly shuffled through long lines for shuttle buses. The luckier ones boarded one of the growing number of big charter buses the T has hired, such as these buses that Marta spotted at JFK/UMass for the ride to Quincy and Braintree:
But they were often slow. RoxDot877 reported shortly after 8 a.m.:
I got on a shuttle from Malden 30 mins ago and still haven't reached Sullivan!!!
The unluckier riders, though, tried to board at intermediate stops, such as Savin Hill, where long lines stretched endlessly and the people in them got to watch full-to-bursting shuttle buses just drive on by. Frankie P. said with chattering teeth: "Thanks MBTA! You're the best:"
Kyle W. Kerr reported a similar experience waiting for a Green Line replacement at Packards Corner in Allston:
Emily Cervone reported around 8:25 from Brookline:
Just watched the 65 barrel past a bunch of people waiting in Washington Square and the C line shuttle do the same.
William McAuliffe looked out his Huntington Avenue window to see some poor unfortunates who didn't realize the E train isn't running:
Gordon Hallett took a peek inside the closed Oak Grove station on the Orange Line: