It's severe-delay time on both sides of the Red Line as a switch at Alewife has forgotten the one job it has.
HELP send coffee & bagels to Harvard @MBTA!
And then they escorted him out of South Station for being disorderly.
Andrew Ferreira came upon this scene at Davis Square, the morning after the last late-night subway trains ran.
Signal problems between Alewife and Harvard mean "moderate" delays, the T says. At 7:57, Kris Kream tweeted:
Nothing coming or going northbound Braintree. Stuck at North Quincy 15+ minutes.
The T is reporting signal problems between North Quincy and JFK/UMass on the Red Line.
At 7:21 a.m., Dave Curran reported he got on the train at Wollaston 30 minutes earlier and still hadn't reached JFK/UMass.
A MassDOT report concludes the driver of the infamous train was to blame for it heading towards town by itself, but notes the T is also aiming to fix the condition that led him to leave the train in the first place - problems with an old cabling system leased from Verizon that was making signals fail and trains stop on the tracks south of North Quincy. Read more.
More signal problems, this time at Alewife. J Patience reports:
I boarded at Park between 6 - 6:05. Now starting to stand by at Harvard. 6:47.
For a holiday morning, one Red Line train seemed a bit crowded this morning, Charles Cherney reports.
This is apparently an issue for Philadelphia as well:
The T's reporting some travails getting riders into town from Braintree due to a train that decided to join Elijah. This was after earlier signal problems near JFK/UMass.
The T reports it's busing Red Line riders between Alewife and Harvard due to a power problem at Harvard. Word came right after Gov. Baker, in a snow news conference, said, "The T actually had a pretty good morning."
There's a dead train somewhere on the Orange Line (the T isn't saying where) and a train that breathes no more at Quincy Center on the Red Line. Passengers are not happy, but whadaya gonna do?
UPDATE, 7 a.m.: Equipment removed, T reports "minor" residual delays.
The T is running shuttle buses between North Quincy and JFK/UMass due to "disabled work equipment" at Savin Hill. A T spokesman adds:
MBTA crews are on scene, working hard to get the piece of equipment off the main line. Customers may also board Commuter Rail trains at Braintree, Quincy Center and JFK for service into South Station. Customers are asked to allow extra time to commute.