About 18 hours after somebody was hit and killed by a commuter-rail train in Chelsea, somebody has been hit and killed by another train, this time by an Amtrak train in downtown Ashland. Transit Police report a man, 62, was hit and killed by the train at Front Street around 1:50 p.m..
Transit Police report a 21-year-old man died around 9 p.m. yesterday when he disregarded the downed gates and flashing lights at the Everett Street crossing and tried to walk across the tracks, only to get hit by an outbound Rockport Line train.
A train died at Downtown Crossing and now the MBTA reports "moderate" delays towards Ashmont and Braintree. Peter Amstutz reports the train had help on its journey across the River Styx:
at RL at DTX, was a commotion & someone yelling stop the train, someone pulled emergency break, whole train out of service!
A trolley died between Government Center and Haymarket and caused all sorts of grief for Green Line riders. The MBTA is currently reporting residual "minor" delays.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to a recalcitrant switch at Park Street.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to a train that sank into a perpetual torpor at Davis.
The Globe reports a fed-up Fitchburg Line rider decided he'd rather make a point and get arrested than comply with a "Fare is Fair" order that he go to the ticket window to get a replacement for his valid, if faded, monthly pass.
CommonWealth reports MBTA fare collections are down $7 million this year, "caused mainly by people who say in surveys they can’t rely on the service and have cut back on its use."
Porter was a good place to die, a Red Line train decided, and now there are "moderate" delays on the line, the MBTA reports.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line due to a deceased trolley at Longwood. Andy Stocker reports:
Stuck a train's length west of Longwood in the D line OB. Half hour. They say we'll move soon. Can't get off, not at platform.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to signal issues at Porter Square. Ben Chan reports his normal 25-minute commute from Quincy took an hour this morning.
Commuters like myself are frustrated and pretty annoyed.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays inbound on the Green Line due to a little trolley that couldn't at Boylston.
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The MBTA reports "minor" delays inbound due to a train joining the choir eternal at Andrew.