Todd Buffum shows us where part of the ceiling plunged to the ground today at the entrance to Tracks 5 and 7 at Back Bay.
A crescendo of complaints by commuter-rail riders about cancellations, delays and overcrowded trains reached a new peak this morning as commuters into both North and South stations vented their frustration online.
UPDATE, Thursday, 10 a.m.
Greenbush train 091 (which left South Station around 8:25 p.m.), hit somebody on the tracks just south of Savin Hill.
Transit Police report that the "trespasser," a 24-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.
At 10:17 p.m., M.McG reported she and other passengers were still on the train, still not moving.
The Globe reports the $1 billion in federal funding is safe.
What decade is it supposed to be running again?
Neil the roving UHub photographer took in the mockup of a new Orange Line car on City Hall Plaza today, reports the T is going with the shiny, slidey plastic seats. They're scheduled to arrive by 2022.
The T reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line out in Brighton due to a trolley that bought the farm at Washington Street.
The T's started Lechmere-North Station bustitution; could take several hours to repair the damage. Passengers on a trolley up on the viaduct had to be walked down to the station when one of its pantographs suddenly lost contact with the overhead wire in a shower of sparks.
An MBTA worker who oversaw small construction jobs and the purchase of office supplies and a Plymouth contractor were indicted this week on charges they rigged bids for several years, the state Attorney General's office reports. Read more.
"Moderate" delays on the Red Line, the T reports.
The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the E Line due to a trolley frozen in place at Copley and on the Red Line north from Broadway to Alewife because, well, they don't say, but maybe the trains are shuddering thinking about the impending snow.
The T reports "moderate" delays due to a train now pushing up daisies at Malden.
There are similar delays on the Blue Line due to a deceased train at Government Center.
We’ve heard the gripes about the commuter rail before and I’ve done my share of complaining (see attached) with no results or response so maybe I need a new approach. Some of this we know as a given:
If loose lips sink ships, what do loose seats on the Orange Line do? Andrew Choy spotted this seat-to-go this afternoon.
"Moderate" delays on the Red Line following the demise of a train at Kendall Square, the T advises.
The T reports "moderate" delays due to an Orange Line train that reached a premature end of the line at Community College.