Somebody got his hand stuck in a Red Line door at Central, somebody else pulled the emergency cord and, boom, instant delays that led to people piling up at stations up and down the line as T workers set about opening the door and re-setting the brake, or whatever it is they do after somebody pulls that cord. At least we know it works.
The MBTA reports the usual "severe" delays on the Red Line inbound from Braintree this morning, due to the usual deceased train.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays due to a little Red Line train that couldn't, just before Wollaston.
The Boston Business Journal reports T officials are musing aloud about how wonderful it would be if they could replace all the cars on the Red Line with new cars with better brakes, which would let them run trains more often. No cost estimates yet, and, of course, we won't even start seeing the new cars already on order until 2019, if everything goes according to schedule.
Octr202 took some time out of this morning's rush to enjoy the fountains at the Alewife T stop.
And shuttle buses went around the Red Line station at the start of the morning rush hour until police determined the bag was not dangerous.
On the Red Line, giddy up and go is now giddy up and went as riders pour into stations, where they are forced to just stand there due to a train that died at Central Square around 5 p.m. At 5:41, Kathleen Mulligan reported:
Literally approaching an hr into my commute to go from kendall to park.. 2 stops
Won't it be grand when the T finally gets those new Red Line trains that shouldn't break as much? Maybe in our lifetimes?
Rumor has it Adele is going to do an impromptu concert there. Transit Police say the rumor is false:
Adele is NOT showing up to Quincy T station. She is playing at TD Garden only.
Workers have dragged a dead Red Line train out of Porter Square, but the line is still experiencing "moderate" delays as a result, the T says.
A train is so dead between Braintree and Quincy Adams that the T is now running shuttle buses. On the Green Line, meanwhile, an E trolley has expired at Government Center.
Ari Ofsevit takes a look at the state's shelved plans to extend the Blue Line 1,300 feet to Charles/MGH and explains how the state screwed up all the cost estimates by proposing ridiculous construction techniques just because they don't feel like building the thing.
The Red Line is delayed in both directions because of a deceased train at Central Square.
Mark Peter Detwiler reports it's so bad there's no more room on the outbound platform at South Station.
Traffic will be briefly halted near Charles Circle Saturday morning as crews working on the Longfellow Bridge start would could be a two-day project to clean out a steam pipe that runs across the bridge.
Traffic will resume once the steam venting starts up, shortly after 7 a.m., Cambridge Police say, adding: Read more.
A Red Line train that left this mortal coil at Porter Square is causing what the T acknowledges are "severe" delays. Read more.
The Red Line station is shut, but the Red Line continues to run, just more slowly, as firefighters work to extinguish a fire in an air duct in the lower level of 141 Dorchester Ave.
Among the people on a Red Line train that gave up the ghost between Broadway and South Station this morning: former state Transportation Secretary Jim Aloisi, who reports: Read more.
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