North Station is so crowded with people trying to get on a commuter-rail train out of town that officials have shut the doors to the station. Meanwhile, people are continuing to pile up outside, so much so that Boston Police have shut Causeway Street to keep all those people safe.
The T says only "minor" delays into town on the Red Line as a result.
What's missing from this MBTA alert?
An extra inbound train is en route now to accommodate passengers. Estimated departure time will be announced as soon as possible
The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to a "switch problem."
Transit Police report a 50-year-old woman was hit and killed by an outbound Franklin Line train near the Guild Street bridge around 8:20 p.m.
Foul play is not suspected.
Transit Police report arresting a Dorchester woman on charges she threw hot coffee in a T worker's face around 9:30 p.m. yesterday.
Police say Janet Bourke, 61, of Dorchester, was trying to get into Broadway on the Red Line without paying when the worker spotted her and tried to stop her.
UPDATE, 1:25 p.m. The T will run buses instead of trolleys between North Station and Lechmere for the rest of Friday as it works to fix the signal problems.
The T is reporting "moderate" delays due to an Orange Line train that kicked the bucket somewhere between North Station and Ruggles. And signal problems on the Green Line at North Station mean it might take you less time to walk between there and Lechmere.
Transit Police report they are looking for Carmelo Maldonado, 50, of points unknown, for stealing at least three bikes from the Stony Brook stop on the Orange Line.
If you see him (click the link for additional photos), contact detectives at 617-222-1050, or send an anonymous text tip to 873873.
An Orange Line train gave up the ghost between North Station and Community College and now people are stacking up with no place to go. Courtney Hayes reports:
A train broke down between north station & community college, 20+ mins waiting for a train to push it into CC.
Goddess of Art & War spotted this map and dots in the Davis Square Red Line stop.
And you know, if the thing stays, somebody's going to apply lots of blue and yellow dots, just because.
UPDATE, 5:45 p.m: MBTA says the problem is fixed. Break out that plastic and go wild with value.
Better make a run to the bank before you head to the T stop:
Service Alert: Credit/Debit Card sales are temporarily unavailable at all stations.
Looks like their job-applicant Web site could use one.
A couple hours ago, a Red Line train met its maker at Quincy Adams. The T is still reporting "minor" delays between Braintree and Quincy Center due to the "residual" effects of that.
UPDATE: Then the signals went on the fritz between Central and Kendall.
A train that had to be taken out back and shot at Charles/MGH is getting Red Line riders all grumbly.
Christina Visconte reports: Read more.
The day after Keolis issued a statement about improved reliability on commuter rail, signal problems at South Station caused some major delays.
Some riders are stuck on a train in a tunnel.
Around 3:30 p.m. on Friday, a woman was riding the Orange Line when two guys, one white, the other black, got into an argument that escalated with the white guy physically attacking the black one:
The aggressor pushed/threw the victim on top of me as I was sitting and started punching him. My glasses were broken and head scraped in the process.