UPDATE: An MBTA spokesman reports: "There was no damage to the tracks. No injuries. The auto was towed away, and trolley service resumed. It's unclear how this atom-splitter ended up on the Green Line tracks.
Dead trains on the Red, Green, Needham and Providence/Stoughton lines (so far) made for another interesting commute for many this morning.
UPDATE: "Significant delays" possible on the Fitchburg Line due to signal problems.
Another "power problem" between Arlington and Copley tonight - yes, cables are burning - and riders are finding themselves stranded. Emily Munroe tweeted shortly after 9:50:
Just got kicked off Bgreen line before Kenmore and was told there are no shuttles.
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The Walking Bostonian reports MBTA officials promised at a meeting Thursday to install the equipment and software needed for real-time tracking on the Green Line by 2015 - similar to the tracking that lets riders known when to run for a train on the other three subway lines.
The Wandering Jew reports he isn't wandering all that much on the Green Line this morning:
This T driver is giving me whiplash. Impressive given how slowly we're going.
Joy. Alarms going off on the T. Driver using the emergency brake/door release to let passengers off.
Passengers on board urging the T to move with encouraging chants of "come on, come on" and "you... Read more
Matt Karolian looked at a wall display at the Arlington stop on the Green Line. And then he looked closer.
UPDATE: A second Red Line train died at Alewife; another Green Line trolley gave up the ghost, bollxing up outbound C and E service. Commuter rail? You don't want to know.
In this young year, the Red Line is now 2 for 2 in morning-commute delays due to dead trains, this time at JFK/UMass, but today has the extra bonus of delays due to "weather-related... Read more
The Green Line has always stood apart from the other three T lines - and only partly because it's the only trolley line. Which other line... Read more
The T is busing Riverside riders between Reservoir and Riverside because of a tree that fell on the tracks.
What do you make of this, Johnny? Trains on the Orange, Green and Blue lines slowed due to a power problem the T has yet to identify. Officials report power had come back at several locations by 1:45 p.m., however. The Blue Line was reported back up and running about five minutes after that.
WBZ interviews the driver of the trolley that was stopped at Boylston when another train plowed into his on Nov. 29. The other driver, coming off an eight-hour overnight shift at another job, was fired.
His injuries have been an ordeal, confined to a brace 24 hours a day to keep his neck straight. He has an upcoming appointment with an orthopedic... Read more
MBTA Transit Police report arresting John Wintersteiner, 30, of Newton, on charges he masturbated at the Beaconsfield Green Line stop earlier this month to the shock of a woman on the other side of the tracks.
Wintersteiner, whom police said was dimed out via the T's anonymous tip line, will be arraigned in Brookline District Court today on a charge of open and... Read more
MBTA Transit Police have posted a photo of a guy they say bashed the bishop at Beaconsfield on the evening of Dec. 3 while a woman looked on in shock from the other side of the tracks.