A Red Line train that lost the will to live at Harvard Square is causing "moderate" delays southbound, the T advises.
UPDATE:, 9:40 p.m. Northbound Red Line still a mess.
Mirto Picchi posted this photo at 8:27 p.m., reports that train had been "arriving" for several minutes.
Hong Pong was on the Alewife-bound car that caused all the problems. At 7:51 p.m., he posted a photo of an emergency brake lever that somebody pulled on his Red Line car just as it left Downtown Crossing. Read more.
This was the scene at Harvard Square station on the Red Line shortly after 11 p.m. tonight. Full House Tickets was there to see the "brutal" scene.
The T reports "minor" delays because of signal problems at Alewife. Seth Rosenberg provides the opposing viewpoint:
This is a bold faced lie. I just got booted off a train at central that had moved 6 stops in 40 mins. At least call it severe.
Transit Police report arresting Cody Chery, 21, of Randolph on a charge of indecent assault and battery for an incident at the Braintree Red Line garage on May 16.
Police say Chery went up to a woman in the garage around 5 p.m., asked her some "inappropriate questions," then "indecently assaulted" her. He then fled. Read more.
Signal issues at Alewife are making for a less than optimal commute this morning.
Justin Thompson reports an incident around 6:15 p.m. on the Red Line at South Station:
Woman fell onto outbound red line tracks at south station. Missed third rail, two good samaritans jumped in and pulled her out.
Davina Chojnowski had some fuzzy company on her Red Line commute this morning.
MassDOT announced today it will spend $32 million to convert the abandoned Track 61 along the Haul Road up by the convention center into a test bed on which to test the new Red Line cars that are expected to start showing up in 2019. Read more.
And just as rush hour starts.
Somewhere between Alewife and Harvard is a Red Line train that has bought the farm, causing what the T calls "minor" delays.
Remember when our worst complaint about Bernie and Phyl's ads was their jingle?
Several months after the furniture chain plastered subway trains with mildly risque ads about how many people their couches could handle, they've introduced new ads that cut right to the chase: If you copulate or die in bed, you better hope you do so in one of theirs. Read more.
The T reports "moderate" delays due to a now former train outbound at Porter Square.
And said deceased train is causing "moderate" delays northbound, the T reports.
There's a train pushing up daisies at Davis that is causing "moderate" delays on the Red Line and a train that took too many Eat Me cakes at Wonderland that is causing "minor" delays on the Blue Line.
Mark Novak was among the seething hordes at Park Street shortly before 6 p.m., when an entire trainload of people was dumped off there, after the entire line slowed to a crawl when a train gave up the ghost at Davis.
"Moderate" delays on the Red Line, the T reports.
The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the E Line due to a trolley frozen in place at Copley and on the Red Line north from Broadway to Alewife because, well, they don't say, but maybe the trains are shuddering thinking about the impending snow.
"Moderate" delays on the Red Line following the demise of a train at Kendall Square, the T advises.