A Green Line trolley at Park Street around 7:15 p.m. after a day of plowing snow on the tracks.
The MBTA reports it "will operate services on the Blue, Green, Orange and Red Lines at underground stations, although the Blue Line will operate to Airport Station" on Monday,.
Commuter rail will try to run on a Saturday schedule, buses will do the same, but some routes won't run at all. The Silver Line will operate on a weekday schedule.
Around 4 p.m., the Boston Fire Department reports.
Transit Police report the "trespasser" was a man in his 30s.
The T has replaced Red Line service with shuttle buses.
Kelli Autumn videoed first responders on the platform:
â€” Kelli Autumn (@Kelli_Autumn)... Read more
If ever there were a silver lining to global warming, it might be the prospect of milder winters. After all, it stands to reason that a warmer climate would generate less snow. But a new MIT study suggests that you shouldnâ€™t put your shovels away just yet.
Around 6 p.m., the outbound platform at Charles/MGH looked pretty much the same right after a train pulled out as it did before. As Lindsay Devers reports, the train was so crowded nobody could get on it.
Elsewhere? At least people waiting for trains out of South Station were inside. Ditto for North Station, where Ben Higgins snapped the departure list:
Chris in Boston spotted Keytar Bear on the Orange Line platform at Downtown Crossing this afternoon.
MassDOT just announced there will be no subway, commuter rail, bus or boat service on Sunday:
The projected heavy snow and high winds will significantly inhibit the MBTAâ€™s ability to deliver safe and reliable service. Trees and power lines could come down, and visibility will be hampered. Additionally, the MBTA is concerned that a train could break down between stations, resulting in a track right-of-way... Read more
In Karhide, on the planet Gethen, ferry voyages always include an icebreaker sent ahead.
In Hingham harbor, as well.
MassDOT announced that MBTA service on Saturday night will stop at 12:50 a.m., rather than run to 3:30 a.m., so that T workers can try to get a jump on snow fighting.
the MBTA issues this week couldn't get any more absurd, now they're apparently sending out alerts without verifying the information first.
Just after 7 am this morning, I got an alert that the 7:30 train out of Reading was cancelled. Accordingly, I didn't leave my house until about 7:30, to get to Melrose Highlands in enough time to secure a parking spot and get the... Read more
Mayor Walsh today issued a statement to clarify his statement yesterday that he thinks the T might have to shut down due to the anticipated weekend blizzard: He was being descriptive, not prescriptive:
The MBTA has faced incredible difficulties over the past few weeks due to the historic amount of snowfall and increasingly cold weather, coupled with an aging system. Closing the T for the... Read more
And so it's come to this: With the Braintree leg of the Red Line effectively out of commission since that train got stuck for two hours, the T is turning to Peter Pan, which normally provides bus service to places like Vermont, to help ferry riders between Braintree and JFK/UMass tonight and tomorrow.
In a statement, the Carmen's Union, which represents MBTA bus drivers,... Read more
Will captured the mood on one Red Line car this morning.
Rich got to Oak Grove around 6:30 a.m., just in time to see tracks remain unshoveled, which is one of the reasons the T is still just running that single shuttle train up and down that one track between Oak Grove and Wellington, causing grief for commuters like Beth Chaplin at Malden:
At Malden Sta at 7:15am; SB "shuttle" train too full to... Read more
So it turns out Beverly Scott did drop the mic at her press conference yesterday.
Scott did not specify reasons in her resignation letter, but did praise T workers and said she was proud to have been part of the Patrick administration's transportation team.
She leaves the job in April.