The Globe reports.
The morning started off with delays due to unspecified debris on the tracks (we like to think of it as being the remains of a snack by the blind white wolves that roam the Orange Line at night). A train departed this mortal coil at Oak Grove. And now there are signal problems at Wellington, and you know what that means.
Nick Palmarozzo took the... Read more
UPDATE: An MBTA spokesman reports: "The motorist said he was following directions from his GPS device."
Everything's bigger in Texas, including, no doubt, the story about how this van with Texas plates wound up on the tracks at Waban tonight, forcing riders, such as Ian Lamont, who took this picture, to sit and stew.
The T provided this photo of workers pushing the vehicle... Read more
Updated and corrected with info from Transit Police.
Transit Police report a man, about 40, was stabbed "in the torso area" around 5:50 p.m. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.
Transit Police report that around 7 p.m. yesterday, a man riding the 66 bus grabbed a fellow passenger's iPhone 5S and jumped off the bus at Cambridge and Wilton streets in Allston. And then didn't get very far:
Another passenger who witnessed the robbery came to the victim's aid and pursued the robber off the bus and chased him down tackling him into... Read more
At the height of the storm, the T posted a photo of General Manager Beverly Scott watching the displays at the T's High Street command center.
That was just about when a train at Tufts Medical Center on the Orange Line decided it wanted a change of careers, stranding the same sort of commuters who got stuck when another Orange Line train died... Read more
A dead train at Sullivan Square around 8:20 a.m. quickly cascaded into commuting hell for Orange Line riders heading into the city from the north. At Malden, riders were told to
abandon all hope get on commuter rail. At Community College, riders were told to just go home walk to North Station.
A train died earlier in the morning on the Red Line.... Read more
Trains out of North Station this afternoon were either canceled or delayed due to a fire in the T's commuter-rail maintenance facility (the big blue building just outside North Station).
After performing quite well during the storm last night (except for that little fire at Aquarium on the Blue Line), the T is struggling this afternoon:
On the Green Line, something went horribly awry with a switch and now there are supposedly shuttle buses from Kenmore to points inbound. At 3:20 p.m., Sam H. tweeted:
Shuttles replacing B, C, and D inbound at Kenmore... Read more
At the height of the storm, East Boston's connections to the rest of the world dwindled.
Around 9 p.m., three cars crashed on the East Boston side of the Meridian Street bridge. Police shut the span for their investigation, hindered briefly because two of the drivers chased the third driver over the bridge into Chelsea.
As of 8 a.m., there have been two dead trains: One inbound Red Line train (of course) from Braintree and one inbound trolley on the B Line.
UPDATE, 4:45 p.m.: Transit Police report the package has been "cleared"- by an X-ray - which means service can resume soon. But expect "severe" residual delays, the T warns. WBZ reports the object was a duffle bag with wires coming out of it.
Transit Police have evacuated the three Red Line platforms at Park Street due to a suspicious package on an Alewife-bound train there.... Read more
Two teens were arraigned today on charges related to a melee last week that started on a 23 bus and ended with a brawl outside Dorchester District Court.
A 16-year-old teen from Roxbury, not named because of her age, was ordered held in lieu of $2,500 bail on three counts of three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, the Suffolk County... Read more
The Globe reports MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott has ordered an audit of all the third rails on the Red, Orange and Blue lines to try to stave off the sort of problems that bollixed commutes on the Red Line Wednesday morning and Tuesday evening.
UPDATE, 10:50 p.m.
Transit Police report a man, in his 40s, died after being hit by an inbound trolley at Fenway on the Riverside Line around 9 p.m.
Police and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office are investigating what he was doing on the tracks at the time.
Around 2 p.m., Adam Castiglioni reported the lights were out at the Tufts Medical Center stop.
Transit Police responded fairly quickly:
Electricians are working on the problem and additional staff were sent to the station to assist passengers.
As of 5 p.m., however, Boston to a T reports:
Still pretty much pitch black at Tufts Medical station.... Read more
Updated, 7:50 a.m.
First it was signal problems inbound approaching South Station. Then, a third rail cracked in the area of JFK/UMass, which forced riders arriving from Ashmont to try to cram into already packed trains from Braintree.
Also, the Mattapan High Speed Line is more like the Mattapan No Speed Line due to a dead trolley.... Read more
Update: Authorities have identified the victim as Gayle Johnson.
Investigators now believe a Route 110 bus hit a woman crossing Broadway shortly before 7 p.m., then dragged her down the street, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports:
Evidence developed through the night suggests that an MBTA bus struck the 52-year-old Revere woman who died in the area of 400 Broadway yesterday evening. He did... Read more