People stuck on the Red Line are reporting their drivers are telling them there's maybe a fire or maybe a police action or maybe even both at Porter Square, but whatever it is, Red Line riders would dearly love to be somewhere else right now.
With the higher-fare clock counting down to Friday, Red Line riders are experiencing all sorts of delays thanks to a deceased train at Alewife this morning.
Kylejemge watched the driver of an outbound Red Line train get out of the train and put a fire extinguisher to good use just before Charles/MGH this afternoon:
Climbed back in and kept going.
The T posted a couple photos today of the Springfield site where a Chinese company is building a factory that will build new Orange Line and Red Line cars, which are expected to roll out between late 2018 and 2022.
A power cable that caught fire at Charles/MGH around 1:40 a.m. meant no service between Kendall Square and Park Street first thing this morning. The T announced around 7 a.m. that repairs had been finished and service was resuming, but with "residual" delays.
Phillip Naslund wonders if the fare increase means the T will be able to pay the electric bill for Porter Square station.
The delays have been reduced from "moderate" to "minor" on the inbound Red Line due to a train that let Elijah carry it upward at Shawmut.
The T is announcing "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to a train that's fallen and can't get up at Alewife.
A man who robbed the Cambridge Savings Bank at 630 Mass. Ave. in Central Square around noon tried escaping on the Red Line.
That was a mistake, police say. Read more.
Transit Police report a man in his mid-50s was hit by an outbound train at Broadway around 2:35 p.m.
He suffered serious injuries but is expected to live, police say. Police declined to say how he wound up on the tracks.
Red Line service was replaced by buses until the completion of the investigation.
An inbound Red Line train is being held at Central so police can look for a guy who other riders reported might be holding a sword - even if he's not apparently doing anything threatening with it. The result for other riders is "moderate" delays.
UPDATE, 1:47 p.m.: The sword was plastic. Police told him to be more careful with his toys in the future and Red Line service was set to resume.
Somewhere between JFK/UMass and Braintree, a Red Line train saw eternity and now there are "moderate" delays on the line.
The Grim Reaper harvested a train at Harvard Square this morning and now hundreds of Red Line riders are stacking up like cordwood waiting for inbound trains that just aren't coming.
Meaghan O'Malley reports she got on at Davis at 7:30 a.m. and hadn't even reached Harvard by 7:57.
Meg spotted Fros-T waiting for the Red Line at North Quincy this morning.
No clue about the Red Line, but there's police action at Mass. Ave. on the Orange Line.