An inbound Red Line train that left Harvard at... Read more
As in the MBTA is announcing significant delays due to signal problems at Harvard.
UPDATE: The E Line is being a tad extreme today, as well, thanks to a little fire at Symphony that's shut service on the line.
Wicked Local Cambridge reports on a March 2 incident in front of the Alewife T station.
WBUR reports on the impending three-year Longfellow Bridge repair project that will include a total of 25 weekends of Red Line bustitution and lane restrictions for drivers.
Why, yes, a train gave up the ghost at Charles/MGH this evening, following this morning's track problems.
Green line inbound passengers. My train is so 100% stuck between kenmore & hynes. Expect delays. Also send breakfast.
And to top it all off, the electronic signboard at Park Street continues to show White Sox ads.... Read more
Wreck-It Reg tweets:
The electronic billboard inside the Park Street Red Line T stop is showing Chicago ads. Saw ads for White Sox and Arlington Park.
The MBTA's released this video of a raccoon attempting to get down to the Red Line platform at Downtown Crossing on Jan. 20 by way of the up escalator.
He's a little hard to see, but after the startled guy flees, look at :23, 1:05 and 1:28 for the best views.
T spokesman... Read more
First there were signal problems at Harvard. Now, "severe delays in service due to a track problem," specifically, a cracked rail near Central, are creating hordes of refugees. Mamajoan reports from Porter Square:
Commuters exiting Porter like rats from sinking ship. Buses crammed full, driver waving people on without paying.
Amy Lynne Grzybinski adds:
I've been on the train from Porter for... Read more
Man trapped with suitcase in Downtown Crossing MBTA turnstile, turnstile experts are on the scene with lubricant.
A few minutes later:
Luckily the turnstile support team was able to save the man, although... Read more
As of 8:20 a.m.: Two trolleys died on the Green Line (one at Chestnut Hill Avenue, one at Park Street) and one train died on the Red Line (at Charles/MGH).
The T today turned on new digital ad screens at Harvard, in a move that could mean "millions of dollars of new advertising revenue for the MBTA in the coming years," the state Department of Transportation says.
Park Street Station, North Station and South Station will also get some of the large-screen TVs to beam ads and service info at the faces of commuters.
Harvard... Read more
Transit Police report a quadruple bonus when they arrested John Monroe, 32, of Roxbury after he refused a request from an officer to stop holding open the doors of a Red Line train at Quincy Center last night:
Officers proceeded in Monroe's direction, while en route the train attendant announced via the intercom system several times "Please clear the doors". Monroe ignored these... Read more
Transit Police report arresting a Weymouth man for the sort of crime that might make the parents of a young child think twice about ever getting on the T again.
According to police, the parents and their 2-year-old daughter boarded an inbound train at Wollaston around 6 p.m. - to the sounds of a couple across the train arguing with each other. Police say... Read more
Dead trains on the Red, Green, Needham and Providence/Stoughton lines (so far) made for another interesting commute for many this morning.
UPDATE: "Significant delays" possible on the Fitchburg Line due to signal problems.
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