Tim Lawrence reported around 5:45 p.m. that the arrival board at State Street was a lying liar - the Blue Line outbound has severe delays.
Bryan Roy whipped up this design after this morning's MBTA snafus, with the snow and the ice and the cracking rails and the decades-old trains.
It's so bad the "next train" signs aren't working. All lines are experiencing delays, but the Red Line is the worst of them all, according to a T spokesman:
A week of constant exposure to frigid temperatures, ice, and record snowfall has taken a major toll on the MBTA's vehicles and infrastructure. Rail service, particularly on the Red Line and Commuter Rail, will be severely... Read more
1. Private contributions to the late night T were around $100,000 cash, mostly from old-line companies and associations such as restaurants and Suffolk again.
2. Future Boston Alliance comes off as incredibly annoying because the director berates us while --
3. -- the tech companies etc that are... Read more
So, we won't finance late night MBTA service for people who live and work here year round, but we'll find a way for the Olympics?
Owen Smith is among the people packed into South Station this afternoon.
Down on the Red Line tracks at Downtown Crossing around 2:15 p.m., quickly put out and probably due to the fact that we're all slobs who throw things on the tracks all the time, or something.
Firefighters evacuated the Downtown Crossing T stop around 5:00 p.m. due to smoke on the Orange Line's Forest Hills platform, from the Orange Line train that simply sat there, emulating a doorknob.
Still narrowed lanes, trash pickups and school buses are all combining to bring a bit of downtown gridlock to this more suburban neighborhood. ColdSummer reports:
Traffic is so bad on Hyde Park Avenue MBTA bus riders are getting off and walking 3-4 blocks to Forest Hills Station.
An argument between two groups of teens inside Forest Hills station on Monday ended with one kid opening fire with a gun, hitting two women who had nothing to do with the beef, and missing his antagonists completely, a prosecutor said today.
West Roxbury Municipal Court Judge Mary Ann Driscoll set bail for Reginald Price, 18, of Jamaica Plain, at $50,000 for the 2... Read more
Major delays on the Red Line this morning. At Quincy Center, a train died and one car filled with smoke. Then the doors wouldn't open. Kerstin Haley reports:
People busted open the windows to let people out.
The Orange Line is also having its problems - once you could get to the trains. JTGard6306 reports:
Oak Grove is literally biggest disaster ive ever... Read more
Senator Eileen Donoghue .. claimed the high costs associated with..becoming a host city would be outweighed by the economic gains from increased tourism and business.
The T is back and running this morning, but as they warned us: Major delays. The Red and Blue lines in particular are running express to nowhere this morning.
Will reported from a Red Line train just sitting at Harvard:
PA operator just said "If you have other options you might wanna explore them."... Read more
UPDATE, 5:50 p.m. The Red Line surrendered in advance of the storm and is now just dead.
With those three words, the National Weather Service begins its latest report on the impending snowpocageddon, one its forecasters say could re-shape parts of the coastline with winds and waves punching out new inlets.
Later in the discussion, the NWS adds:
ITS BOMBOGENESIS BABY!
Downtown emptied early... Read more
Olourabrabb spotted this gent on the Green Line this morning.
Oh, look, another GPS user drove into the Harvard Square bus tunnel tonight.