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The T is back and running this morning, but as they warned us: Major delays. The Red and Blue lines in particular are running express to nowhere this morning.
Will reported from a Red Line train just sitting at Harvard:
PA operator just said "If you have other options you might wanna explore them."... Read more
UPDATE, 5:50 p.m. The Red Line surrendered in advance of the storm and is now just dead.
With those three words, the National Weather Service begins its latest report on the impending snowpocageddon, one its forecasters say could re-shape parts of the coastline with winds and waves punching out new inlets.
Later in the discussion, the NWS adds:
ITS BOMBOGENESIS BABY!
Downtown emptied early... Read more
Olourabrabb spotted this gent on the Green Line this morning.
Oh, look, another GPS user drove into the Harvard Square bus tunnel tonight.
Bill Palin shows us the scene at Central Square around 9:30 a.m., as passengers wonder if they'll ever get to their destinations due to a train that went to its final destination at Harvard Square.
Around 8:50 a.m., on the outbound side, but inbound service was halted as well to let first responders safely get the person off the tracks.
Politeness Points spotted Keytar Bear on the Davis Square Red Line platform this morning.
A 16-year-old already facing armed robbery and kidnapping charges for two incidents on Jan. 13 was arraigned yesterday on new charges of armed robbery, kidnapping and indecent assault and battery for incidents on Jan. 11 and 13, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
The teen, not named because of his age, had his bail increased from $1 million to $2 million due to the... Read more
Hyundai Rotem, the South Korean company that started delivering commuter-rail trains 2 1/2 years late, is suing the state for awarding the contract to build new Red and Orange Line trains.
In a lawsuit filed this week in US District Court in Boston, Hyundai Rotem alleges winning bidder CNR shmoozed then Gov. Patrick and Transportation Secretary Richard Davey at a secret meeting in Hong... Read more
Around 3:40 p.m. Firefighters quickly doused the fire, in a ground-level closet inside the station, but the T evacuated riders due to the smoke. Trains, however, continued to operate through the station.
Lexiiiiii spotted this solitary shoe at Park Street on the Green Line yesterday: Somebody so desperate to get on a train, they didn't want to try to unstick it, or sign of a partial rapture?
Transit Police report arresting a guy from New York at South Station today on charges he was trying to palm off four bogus tickets to this Sunday's game - for $800.
Police credit a Channel 25 tweet about an arrest of alleged fake-ticket sellers in Somerville - and an alert would-be buyer of the doubtful ducats:
The male answered an ad posted on... Read more
A 16-year-old, apparently from Lancaster, was arraigned in Suffolk County Juvenile Court today on charges of armed and masked robbery, assault and battery, and attempted kidnapping for a Tuesday incident on the Red Line between JFK/UMass and Andrew stations and kidnapping and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for a Monday incident in the area of Fields Corner, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office... Read more
File this under: Kids, don't try this at home - or when Transit Police are around, or, at all:
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Transit Police report finding a white man, age still unknown, dead on the Fairmount Line platform around 4:10 p.m.
Although detectives and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office are investigating, police do not suspect foul play:
Items located near the decedent suggest an apparent overdose.
Oh, hey, it's Friday rush hour, so naturally a Red Line train got out a couple of old tokens to pay the ferryman, down at JFK/UMass, and now the entire line has slowed to a crawl and riders are grumbling the inevitable cracks about imagining what service will be like during the Olympics.
What initially seemed like a possible fire on a crossover switch just past North Station around 2:40 p.m. turned out to be smoke from a brake pad on a passing train that got jammed against a wheel, the MBTA says.
The T shut power on the inbound side to let firefighters assess the situation as disabled train was moved to Wellington for repair.
Around 2:40... Read more