A local artist going by Blizzard2015 has started a graphic novella about a doomed city on the North Atlantic: T-Tanic.
A woman was hit and killed by an outbound Orange Line train shortly after 11 p.m.
The T cut power so that firefighters and EMTs could try to remove the woman, who initially was still breathing when they got to her, but the medical examiner was requested around 11:40 p.m.
Transit Police report the victim was 29. Foul play is not suspected.
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Around 5:50 p.m., Ryan McGee reported:
What a difference a day has made: North Station crowds normal at 6 pm for first time in weeks.
Danielle Dulcinos responds:
Pretty similar scene at South Station. Only minor delays it seems and thin crowds. Eerie.
from the fact you're cancelling trains. Just don't post the cancelled trains on your information board. At least that's what Keolis did this afternoon, as the board at North Station now shows fewer trains, instead of showing the full schedule with the notation "Cancelled" next to those trains they don't run under the "modified winter schedule".
Not sure if I totally approve of the idea,... Read more
It's supposed to file a report by the end of March on how to get us "the 21st-century transportation that we all deserve," Baker said at a press conference. "We cannot continue to do the same thing and expect a different result."
Stephanie Pollack, transportation secretary, said the panel will also look at long-term fixes for the "structural problems that have led the T to... Read more
Boston Bike Party show us the tunnel a determined group of bicyclists with shovels dug out of a snow mound at the Wellington T stop - where the T dumped snow right on a bike path.
WHDH has some details on the fight of the century on an outbound Greenbush Line train this afternoon.
We started seeing reports of pleasant rides on the T today. Except from commuter-rail riders, who continue to find themselves jammed into stations waiting for trains that never come, or leave, or, who knows, even exist at all. Claire Blechman was among those trying to get into North Station this evening.
Down the Greenway, Heather Parker went up for a view of the... Read more
For what it's worth, I got this e-mail from Keolis earlier
February 19, 2015
A letter to our MBTA Commuter Rail passengers:
Since the beginning of the year, commuter rail passengers have faced delays, cancellations and overly crowded trains related primarily to weather and mechanical issues on MBTA Commuter Rail. And while the storms we faced were historic, service has deteriorated. Some of you... Read more
Seems the driver of a 55 bus couldn't get down a particularly narrowed Fenway street this morning, so he went down another one. And, of course, as Najah shows us, nobody told the people waiting for the bus at Jersey and Queensberry, forcing them to run to Jersey and Boylston to try to catch the bus, literally.... Read more
Mollasaurus wonders who printed up these cards now floating around the T.
All the way from Forest Hills to Oak Grove, every nine minutes.
UPDATE :Firefighters extinguished the fire and left the tracks about 10:45 p.m
Around 10:35 p.m. Firefighters asked the T to cut power on the outbound side so they could douse a small trash fire about 100 feet past the platform; the T cut power in both directions.
And the lucky ones get a ride home! Such as Molly Lanzarotta, who looked back through the station to see who was looking up at the departures board around 5:10 p.m.
Not all T maintenance workers are clearing tracks. As Sybil shows us, a number were busy today clearing snow off the roof of the Riverside trolley facility.
In the photo above, that yellow thing was the plow attached to the front of the trolley.