The T's reporting "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to a train near JFK/UMass that suffered an attack of permanent frostbite.
The T says it's gotten the deceased train off the tracks, but that sort of thing always means residual delays and extra jammed cars. Sutter reports:
Passenger on the platform @ Wollaston asked if we can move in a little more. Everyone in the car said "NO." in unison.
MassLive reports the T powers that be are expected to vote on a new $277-million order with the Chinese company gearing u to build Red Line cars in Springfield for an additional 120 Red Line cars - turns out that buying new would be cheaper than rehabbing the old cars that would remain.
"Moderate" delays towards Alewife on the Red Line, the T says.
There was a medical emergency on a train between Central and Kendall, but the severe delays on the Red Line this rush hour are also due to signal problems near Harvard, the T and riders advise.
David Weininger reports that not only was this elf at Kendall Square on the Red Line playing an accordion this evening, she was playing "Paint It Black."
The T reported only "minor" delays when an outbound Ashmont train kicked the bucket around 6:45 a.m.
Just in time for rush hour: "Moderate" delays on the Red Line thanks to a train that expired at Central - after belching smoke.
At least this time the signal problems happened early enough (like before 6 a.m.) that the T could fix them before the morning rush hour, although that's small consolation to the people who like actually depend on the Red Line early in the morning.
When not busy being deterred by residual dew, the Red Line is known for slowing down due to signal problems at Alewife, like now.
Sarah Pakstis shows us yet another manic Monday on the Red Line during rush hour, due to signal issues at Alewife. "How is this acceptable?" she asks.
Jason noticed this note at the Park Street T stop today:
I love this. We could all use some kindness these days.
Three 15-year-olds told a woman on the Red Line to go back to her own country before one of them began beating her with her fists and a phone as the train traveled between Savin Hill and Andrew the day before the election last week, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
The MBTA advises us of "moderate" delays between Andrew and Harvard due to an unspecified "track problem." Liz Loveland, however, disputes the "moderate" part:
Delays severe despite alert claim of moderate. Train on standby for ages at Park with no room at all.
For at least the third time today, a Red Line train (probably not the same one, but who knows?) has flat lined, this time near South Station. Or as Yung Carl Jung puts it:
I'm on #RedLine Braintree bound train #01868 rn & it's stuck in a tunnel. what the eff is going on?