The Green Line was hampered this morning by trolleys that approached the pearly gates westbound at Haymarket and inbound at Woodland.
Both the Haverhill and Greenbrush lines are having "track" issues this morning; in the case of the Haverhill Line, that involved an out-of-service train derailing. One Haverhill train, the 204, left Andover like 45 minutes late. Tim the Enchanter reports:
I'm sitting on the Haverhill line right now. We've traveled half a stop in 90mins. "Winter Happens", per MBTA signs.
The T can't win for losing today. The outbound B Line has come to a complete halt at Warren Street because somebody managed to get a car right onto the tracks.
There's a train waiting for a pine box northbound on the Ashmont branch and some unspecified issue causing delays southbound on both branches. In other words, it's a Monday.
Riders aren't supposed to ride in the spaces between cars on commuter rail, but, eh, whadaya gonna do, right, Fitchburg Line riders? Finn, who was among those lucky riders around 7 a.m., reports a conductor's reassuring words:
If you're in there, make sure you hold on.
Delays on the Orange Line quickly escalated to "severe" after a train pushed up daisies near Wellington.
Blue Line riders had to put up with track issues.
Deadpool takes the T? Sure, why not? But why is he seeming to propose to a Transit cop (in this photo provided by Transit Police)? Just overcome by the spirit of new beginnings? Or is he begging for mercy? Your guess below.
Jiaan has long wondered about the big fat nothing indicated by the sign at the 66 bus stop on Harvard Avenue at Comm. Ave. in Allston: What does it mean?
UPDATE, 11:40 a.m. A Red Line train exhaled its last at Andrew and now the T reports "severe" delays.
Yes, it was return of the signal problems from hell on the Braintree branch this morning.
But don't feel so smug, Orange Line riders - one of your trains bought the farm near Sullivan Square, causing delays from there and Oak Grove.
Today's delays on the Newburyport/Rockport and Haverhill lines are brought to you with a Viagra-fueled drawbridge that just won't go down.
Just in time for rush hour, the T has shut the Blue Line, because something isn't right with the tunnel between State Street and Aquarium, as in a metal grate falling from the ceiling onto the tracks.
Buses are now running between Bowdoin and Maverick, after a fashion. Alex Martland reports:
This is going swimmingly. No signs, no one knows where to stand... Blue line gonna blue line.
The T is reporting "severe" delays on the B Line due to a "power problem" near Chestnut Hill Avenue. The buses are rolling between Babcock and BC.
The crash happened around 11:45 a.m. at St. Mary Street. No service between Kenmore and Coolidge Corner as a result.
A gun-toting suspect twice managed to elude police in Charlestown tonight - first by running away from a Boston Police officer near the Navy Yard, then by apparently walking through the Orange Line tunnel from Community College to North Station, where he got up on the platform and disappeared. Read more.
Don't worry, he's getting paid overtime. Lots and lots of overtime.