Red Line ride turns to mush just as we enter the evening rush

A train died at Downtown Crossing and now the MBTA reports "moderate" delays towards Ashmont and Braintree. Peter Amstutz reports the train had help on its journey across the River Styx:

at RL at DTX, was a commotion & someone yelling stop the train, someone pulled emergency break, whole train out of service!

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6:50pm

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Based on twitter anger, it sounds like things are still a mess as we close in on 7pm, so I'm waiting this out at work. I'm generally of the mind that the T isn't as bad as its reputation, BUT, I'm realizing part of my decision to vote this morning rather than saving it for the evening was based on the chances of something like this happening. Had I waited until this evening, I probably would have been home too late to vote.