Kate Estrop found this stuffed animal riding the E Line all alone tonight, wonders if it belongs to somebody.
Barely able to hold it together on the best of days, the creaky Orange Line groaned under the extra bodies of Green Line riders told to go Orange to get around the mess downtown today. Tim Lawrence shows us some of the put-upon Orange Line riders at Sullivan Square after many of them had helplessly watched three full-to-bursting trains with no room left pointlessly stop at Downtown Crossing and State Street only to be ordered out at Sullivan when their train was taken out of service.
UPDATE: And the answer is NO. The Green Line is a mess - no service at all between Arlington and Government Center, due to a small tunnel fire that forced passengers to leave trains and walk the tracks to the nearest stop. At least one person taken to the hospital from Park Street.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to a "power problem" at Boylston.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the B Line due to a trolley meeting its maker at Packards Corner.
First responders rushed to Park Street shortly after 5 p.m. The man did not come in contact with the third rail, but was knocked unconscious. Read more.
A deceased train at Ashmont means "moderate" delays on the Red Line, the MBTA advises.
The MBTA is blaming Amtrak switch issues near Readville for delays along the Providence Line now approaching 60 minutes.
The MBTA reports "severe" problems on the Riverside Line due to a balky switch at Reservoir.
Transit Police report a man, believed to be about 21, was hit by an inbound Worcester Line train near where it crosses Parsons Street in Brighton shortly before 12:40 a.m.
Foul play is not suspected, police say.
"Moderate" delays on the Red Line right now thanks to a train that lost its will to live at Harvard Squre, the MBTA reports.
A Suffolk Superior Court judge today convicted Jennifer Garvey, 34, of using her baton to beat a woman who complained about the way she and another officer were dealing with a woman at the Dudley Square T stop and of then lying about it, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays because of a trolley at Milton that just refuses to budge.
The Herald reports on opposition from residents along the dormant Track 61 to the T's plan to electrify much of the route so it can test the new Red Line cars we'll be getting in a few years.
As a leading consumer of energy, transportation has risen to the forefront of discussion when developing a sustainable future. Boston has several sustainability initiatives underway, including the MBTA’s Environmental Management System (EMS), which has been in place since 2004, and Boston’s Complete Streets Program, a collaborative effort to design sustainable transportation networks. However, social, technological, and economic issues hinder the implementation of practical, sustainable transport.
Earlier this afternoon, the Lechmere train I was on pulled into Government Center. After the robo-voice announced the station, it stated the usual "The destination of this train is Lechmere" twice. After the second destination announcement, the robo voice then stated "This train will run express to Haymarket."
About half the people in the front car, including me, immediately broke out in laughter.
Sunday is no fun day when an outbound train dies at Ruggles, causing what the MBTA calls "minor" delays.
At lunchtime today, I went to purchase my July commuter rail pass. The Charlie sales machine in the State Transportation Buliding accepts only credit or debit cards - which doesn't make sense, given that the machine is in the STB where many tourists congregate and where the T has its administrative offices - and is clearly marked as so (see first photo).
So I tap the "Purchase Charlie Ticket" button, and immediately get a flashing message "Sorry No Credit Or Debit Cards Accepted." (see second photo)