A motor on a Red Line car at Park Street began to smoke this morning, but the T assures us that "station fans have been activated to alleviate any smoke in the station."
The MBTA reports the Orange Line is running extra slow because of a train with mechanical issues near Wellington.
The Blue Line continues to have residual delays due to a track fire earlier in the morning near Orient Heights, the MBTA advises.
A trip from BC to Harvard Square on the T is filled with the milk of human kindness for one out-of-town student.
Kyle P. was minding his own business as he took the Red Line into town. Then he looked up and noticed there, in the next car, Bojack Horseman. Horseman got off at Downtown Crossing, he reports.
A train died at JFK/UMass as rush hour started this morning, causing delays and, as JohnMcBoston shows us, trains with no more room for additional passengers like him.
At 7 a.m., the MBTA reported a track fire on the Red Line at South Station was causing major delays - about a half hour after a deceased train at Park Street caused its own set of issues.
Things were slow into Boston from the south on the Red Line this morning after a train up and died in Quincy.
The MBTA reports Orange Line service towards Forest Hills got delayed because of a recalcitrant door on a train at North Station.
The Chelsea Record reports the MBTA has sprung for money to buy some software that will let the operator of the Chelsea Street Bridge give the T a head's up when the bridge is about to be lifted to let boats through - so the T can re-route the new Silver Line buses on detour routes, rather than just sitting waiting for the bridge to come down.
The T plans to start up the Silver Line extension between Chelsea and Logan Airport on April 21. The route mostly uses a recycled railroad right of way - but includes travel over the bridge, the center section of which is lifted for the tankers that traverse Chelsea Creek.
There's an outbound D trolley with a wire problem gumming up the works at Boylston. Boston firefighters went into the tunnel to help evacuate passengers.
The T has resorted to urging riders to get on the Orange Line for downtown stops.
Miles on the MBTA reports on his visit to the Wellesley Farms stop on the Worcester Line - which seems to be popular among Nirvana fans and which boasts a plastic owl in a rafter inside.
Green Line workers are currently trying to haul away a dead trolley at Cleveland Circle. Their counterparts on the Red Line are doing the same thing with a dead train at Porter Square. Delays abound.
For years, the city of Boston and the MBTA have disagreed on who's responsible for the stretch of sidewalk and bus stop along Belgrade Avenue below the Roslindale Village commuter-rail parking lot. So, of course, nobody ever shovels it, at least until Roslindale residents call up and annoy City Hall enough that a councilor or somebody gets Public Works to send somebody down with a shovel (calls to the MBTA are, of course, useless, since nothing annoys the T). Looks like City Hall hasn't gotten enough phone calls over the past couple of days.
Cybah reports the T was testing out Silver Line buses at the new Chelsea station, as it gets ready to extend the bus line from Logan into Chelsea via a dedicated route next month.
The MBTA reports delays of five to ten minutes on the Green Line due to a trolley that had to be taken out back at Park Street with a busted door.
Earlier, a Red Line train couldn't make it out of Park Street, either, which was then compounded by signal issues at Charles/MGH.