You get a delay! And you get a delay! And you get a delay!
Trains lapsed into unconsciousness on the Red Line and the C, D and E trolley lines. But the Orange Line saved the worst for last: A dead train at Ruggles that sat there for nearly 20 minutes before operators got the idea to get the train behind it to push it... Read more
The MBTA said today we took 36.23 million trips on the system in October - the highest monthly number since the system was founded in 1964 out of the old MTA, and 3% higher than the World Series-less October, 2012.
Average daily ridership for October increased by 4.3% over the same month last year, and totaled 1.382 million passenger trips per weekday. As with the... Read more
"Moderate" delays due to a dead trolley at Park Street around 7:45 a.m. A few minutes later, Phil R. reported:
My Green Line train was just evacuated at Kenmore for no reason.
UPDATE, 8:12 a.m. Elizabeth Rioux tweets:
6 outbound trains stacked up at Copley behind a disabled train. It's like we reinvent the Monday commute every single week.... Read more
Not at the same time, at least. The most recent: Westbound at Park Street.
Some of the "pop up" performances on the T last week.
H/t Steve Annear.
Dead train reported at Ashmont at 7:13 a.m.
Also reported: Signal problems on the Reservoir Line and a wicked late train on the Franklin Line. " Free hot chocolate on board?" one commuter freezing at Walpole asks hopefully.
UPDATE: An Orange Line train froze to death at Sullivan Square around 7:40 a.m. An inbound train, of course. It was followed in quick succession by... Read more
The man was holding the rabbit, Rachel Chapman reports.
Green and Red: Trains are dead.
It just wouldn't be a morning without at least one dead train on each line, no?
UPDATE: Another Red Line train died at Harvard around 5 p.m. Of course.
There's a dead trolley on the Riverside Line and an Orange Line train was emptied at Community College around 3:30 p.m.
A man charged with "upskirting" a woman on the Green Line in 2010 - and captured the next day by a decoy T cop in a skirt of her own - wants the Supreme Judicial Court to toss the charges, saying the law used to prosecute him was only meant to protect women in the shower or dressing rooms, not to people practicing the First... Read more
Anna Sims reports what the driver of her Green Line train said:
This train is having issues, I'm not sure it will get you where you're going.
Perhaps she's on the same train as Mark, who reports:
20 minutes to go 5 stops on the b line. I know I shouldn't expect much of the b line but yikes,
Both the Green Line... Read more
Transit Police report arresting an Allston man after they say officers chased him from Blandford Street to Kenmore Square - through the B Line tunnel around 11:30 p.m.
William Goodhue, 23, was charged with trespassing. Police say they had to stop trolleys while officers chased him through the tunnel.
Innocent, etc.... Read more
Two trolleys are groaning and just refusing to get up, one at Newton Highlands and one in the tunnel between Hynes and Copley.
UPDATE: A train on the Greenbush Line got to East Weymouth and decided that's as far as it was going to go this morning. A trolley couldn't even get itself out of Mattapan Square.
The morning starts with a dead train at Wellington on the Orange Line, a dead Green Line trolley somewhere on Huntington or South Huntington and a dead train outbound at Maverick on the Blue Line (say, aren't those the T's newest and freshest subway trains?).
The very first dead-train alert of the morning showed up at 5:23 a.m. for a train at Ashmont that just refused to throw off the covers and get up (and it was followed not long after by a similar report of a recalcitrant trolley at Coolidge Corner).
The deceased train is at Harvard; platforms at other stations are filling rapidly.
Green Line trolleys, meanwhile, died at Coolidge Corner and near Copley Square.
Only Charlie won't use it, at least not until after the World Series, when maybe he and his pal Officer Horgan will shave the beards off for charity.
One at North Station, one at Reservoir, both making life more interesting for morning commuters.
The MBTA has replaced the applique of Chicken and Beer Guy with Jon Lester at Kenmore station just in time for tonight's game - and a day after somebody complained about the old homage.
Take, for example, this story about a couple who need to replace their home's siding, which requires turning off power to the Riverside Line, which in turn has infuriated some neighbors worried about being unable to get to sleep.