The T forwarded this photo of an Orange Line car - 1216 to be exact - before rolling out for service this morning. Those are foam blocks on the roof - to test tunnel clearances for the configuration of the new on-order Orange Line cars, which will have their HVAC systems on the roof. In addition to the foam blocks, the car's also been outfitted with seven cameras - six on the roof and one at the front to record mile markers on the trip.
When not busy being deterred by residual dew, the Red Line is known for slowing down due to signal problems at Alewife, like now.
Sarah Pakstis shows us yet another manic Monday on the Red Line during rush hour, due to signal issues at Alewife. "How is this acceptable?" she asks.
Transit Police are investigating two separate attacks with liquids this month - one at the Dudley Square T stop, the other aboard a T bus in Codman Square
Transit Police report arresting Derrek Toussaint, 29, on a charge of open and gross lewdness around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, after another man came out of the men's room at the Back Bay T stop to report Toussaint was masturbating there.
Jason noticed this note at the Park Street T stop today:
I love this. We could all use some kindness these days.
It's buses between Community College and North Station on the Orange Line this morning.
Oh, Sidney: Green Street became the last stop for an Orange Line train and now inbound riders get to sit or stand with no place to go.
Sarah Pekala shows us the aftermath of the two-car crash on Comm. Ave. at Sutherland shortly after 8:30 a.m. that resulted in Green Line trolleys having to just sit there.
Miles on the MBTA goes on a ride on a hydrogen-powered bus the T is trying out on route 109 out of Sullivan Square.
The dreaded "severe" delays are forcing Orange Line riders to hold tight due to a train that took a ride with Elijah between Wellington and Assembly.
An outbound Worcester Line hit a 59-year-old man around 6:20 p.m. at the Bacon Street bridge in Wellesley. He did not survive.
Foul play is not suspected, Transit Police report.
The investigation caused major delays in both directions on the line.
The MBTA advises us of "moderate" delays between Andrew and Harvard due to an unspecified "track problem." Liz Loveland, however, disputes the "moderate" part:
Delays severe despite alert claim of moderate. Train on standby for ages at Park with no room at all.
For at least the third time today, a Red Line train (probably not the same one, but who knows?) has flat lined, this time near South Station. Or as Yung Carl Jung puts it:
I'm on #RedLine Braintree bound train #01868 rn & it's stuck in a tunnel. what the eff is going on?
Yet another Red Line train has departed this mortal coil, this time at Quincy Center. You know the drill.