A man's haranguing of a young Muslim woman that started on the Green Line platform at Prudential Saturday ended on a trolley when several people stood up and put themselves between them, according to one of the participants in the incident. Read more.
Jacquelyn Goddard at MassDOT shows us some of the work to replace half the Commonwealth Avenue bridge in front of the BU Bridge over the next three weeks.
Earlier, John McLachlan took a look at where the Green Line used to be:
Kate Estrop found this stuffed animal riding the E Line all alone tonight, wonders if it belongs to somebody.
UPDATE: And the answer is NO. The Green Line is a mess - no service at all between Arlington and Government Center, due to a small tunnel fire that forced passengers to leave trains and walk the tracks to the nearest stop. At least one person taken to the hospital from Park Street.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to a "power problem" at Boylston.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the B Line due to a trolley meeting its maker at Packards Corner.
The MBTA reports "severe" problems on the Riverside Line due to a balky switch at Reservoir.
Earlier this afternoon, the Lechmere train I was on pulled into Government Center. After the robo-voice announced the station, it stated the usual "The destination of this train is Lechmere" twice. After the second destination announcement, the robo voice then stated "This train will run express to Haymarket."
About half the people in the front car, including me, immediately broke out in laughter.
"Minor" delays outbound on the Riverside Line, the MBTA advises.
The MBTA is reporting "minor" outbound delays on the Green Line due to a deceased trolley at Arlington.
In fact, the T is now running buses between Babcock and Washington streets on the B line due to a deceased trolley at Warren Street.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the outbound Riverside Line because of a trolley that met its maker at Brookline Village.
"Moderate" delays on the Green Line to and from Brighton due to a deceased trolley at Packards Corner, the MBTA reports.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays because of a trolley that is lying prostrate at Hynes.
The Green Line is hosed: "Severe" delays between Park and Kenmore due to signal problems. Riders reporting 30-minute waits - when they can get on a train at all. Power seems to be just draining into a black hole at Copley. Uber went into surge-pricing mode as complete strangers banded together to grab one.
A severely indisposed trolley at Copley Square is causing "moderate" Green Line delays, the MBTA advises.
"Moderate" delays on the Riverside Line due to a trolley that met a sudden demise at Newton Centre, the T reports.
The T reports "minor" delays on outbound B, C and D trains through Kenmore Square due to signal problems.
UPDATE: And now there's a dead train at Reservoir.
Transit Police report arresting a Canton man for "conducting himself in a lewd manner" on a C Line trolley as it approached Coolidge Corner around 9:30 p.m. yesterday.
Robert Widberg, 53, already a Level 2 registered sex offender, was formally charged with open and gross lewdness.