The Herald reports the T is soliciting bids from companies to run buses between 1 and 4:15 a.m. from Mattapan into downtown and then up to East Boston and Chelsea for a nine-month pilot.
There were delays on the Riverside Line due to a trolley that gasped its last at Government Center, but the MBTA assures us things are hunky dory there again.
UPDATE, 3:30 p.m. The power problems persist and are now affecting the Riverside line, too.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the C Line due to yet another unspecified power problem. Robinec helps define "minor":
I've been on the C line for more than 30 minutes now and we’re still not even underground.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Red Line due to a train that at least had the decency to die at Ashmont, where it could be quickly pushed out of the way.
The MBTA reports "minor" residual delays from a Red Line train that couldn't make it up Savin Hill.
An outbound trolley at Copley Square kicked the bucket and now there are "moderate" delays on the Green Line, the MBTA reports. This is on top of problems on the Riverside Line due to an inbound train that died earlier at Reservoir.
The MBTA just announced it will be running shuttle buses between Sullivan Square and North Station this weekend due to the need for "emergency station repairs" at the Community College Orange Line stop.
Andrea had occasion to ponder that question while on the Red Line this morning.
How do we get through to the challenged commuters who won’t move to let people on or off the T? They actually think they’re in the right.
A Green Line trolley left this vail of tears at Brookline Village and now there are "minor" delays on the Riverside Line, the MBTA reports.
WBZ's Ryan Kath runs alongside the sprinting commuters at the Westwood/128 station, as they try to get to their cars and to the furshlugginer exit gates that now routinely keep people trapped inside the garage for 20 minutes every evening.
Pretty much as soon as the T got that dead train out of the way at Davis, another train died at Alewife, so the delays are still severe.
The MBTA reports "severe" delays on the Red Line after a train failed its physical at Davis Square.
It's down! It's up! It's down again! The MBTA reports it is rounding up buses to shuttle C Line riders between Kenmore and Cleveland Circle and D Line riders between Kenmore and Fenway because of the same sort of power issues that plagued the line earlier this morning.
The MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays due to signal problems at Copley Square.
An unspecified power problem this morning tuned the Green Line into a mechanical sloth. The C Line stopped running completely; buses were brought in between Kenmore and Cleveland Circle.
The T is running buses between Ashmont and JFK/UMass because of some sort of power problem. Like maybe a bit of fire at Ashmont station.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line left over from when an inbound train got to Sullivan Square and declared that was the end of its line.
Midwinter's Wolf reports Charles/MGH turned into a mosh pit this evening when an inbound train died there shortly before 6 p.m. and the T ordered everybody out after another train arrived to push it
into the Charles out of the way.
Only the platform was so crowded not everybody could get off the train. Read more.