People heading into Boston on the Providence/Stoughton Line are not liking how slowly their trains are moving due to what the T says are Amtrak signal problems.
Wicked C captured the scene around 4:15 p.m. yesterday when a small fire broke out under the edge of the inbound Orange Line platform, the T workers couldn't quite see it to aim a fire extinguisher at it and then a particularly vocal guy from the outbound platform jumped onto the tracks to point it out to them (around 1:40 in the video), which the T workers did not seem to appreciate.
Via Boston Reddit.
Trains that pass through Forest Hills are being forced to slow down due to Amtrak signal problems, the T reports.
The T warned riders yesterday that delays related to the reconstruction of the Longfellow Bridge would continue today. What they optimistically didn't warn riders about, however, were the signal problems between North Quincy and JFK/UMass - of the sort the Braintree line has been having for a couple of months now.
From the north, though, the trains are running well over the bridge.
But Murphy also forwarded the above photo from the theater's better days, when the restaurant next door was a Howard Johnson's and the T still ran 1940s-era trolleys.
Alvarado faces charges of armed assault with intent to murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, as well as a number of firearms violations, police say. Read more.
UPDATE: The MBTA warns Longfellow-related slowdowns could last two to three days.
Red Line trains in both directions are moving kind of slow this morning, due to the weekend track work on the Longfellow Bridge.
At 7:40 a.m., Justlippe reported:
I left Central at 7:10am. We're just now hanging half out of the tunnel headed to MGH.
A pair of South Boston residents who set out for Broadway station on the Red Line refused to let the fact that the 9 bus never came stop them from getting to Newbury Street for a gallery show. They set out on foot down Broadway to the station - making sure to stop at every bar on the street for a fortifying shot of whiskey. Read more.
First responders from both Cambridge and Boston and divers from Boston rushed to the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge around 6:30 p.m. on what appeared to be a report that two people might be in the river. Read more.
Ailing signals are keeping southbound Red Line commuters from dinner tonight, but possibly driving them to drink.
The T reports it's now busing passengers from Andover south due to a train that grappled with death, and lost.
Forest Hills became the end of the line in more ways than one for one Orange Line train. Also, a Mattapan trolley exhaled its last at Ashmont. The T reports both lines are now moving again.
Chris Puopolo was among the Orange Line riders forced to detrain at State Street around 6:30 this morning when the train started smoking. Around the same time, another Orange Line train flatlined at Downtown Crossing.
The Boston Business Journal reports the MBTA even beat out New Jersey Transit for breakdowns, at least as of 2014.
The T is advising "moderate" delays into town on the Red Line from Braintree due to a train that just could not make it past Quincy Center, and "minor" delays into town on the Orange Line from Forest Hills, due to a train that ascended to the pearly gates at Mass. Ave.