The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the E Line due to a trolley frozen in place at Copley and on the Red Line north from Broadway to Alewife because, well, they don't say, but maybe the trains are shuddering thinking about the impending snow.
The T reports "moderate" delays due to a train now pushing up daisies at Malden.
There are similar delays on the Blue Line due to a deceased train at Government Center.
We’ve heard the gripes about the commuter rail before and I’ve done my share of complaining (see attached) with no results or response so maybe I need a new approach. Some of this we know as a given:
If loose lips sink ships, what do loose seats on the Orange Line do? Andrew Choy spotted this seat-to-go this afternoon.
"Moderate" delays on the Red Line following the demise of a train at Kendall Square, the T advises.
The T reports "moderate" delays due to an Orange Line train that reached a premature end of the line at Community College.
The T reports "moderate" delays outbound on the Blue Line due to a train that shows no signs of life at Orient Heights.
The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to what Nicoczar reports was a small fire on the tracks at JFK/UMass.
Corrected to note it was the Green Line, not the Red Line.
Lisa Johnson recounts the day she was rushing to the Green Line when she swerved to get around somebody near the yellow warning strip, lost her balance and fell on the tracks:
I think I may have been in shock, because I was just lying on the tracks trying to get my bearings. I don’t remember if it was me actively trying to get up and people grabbing my hands as I reached up or people just grabbing my hands and pulling me up. Either way, there were two sets of hands pulling me up.
Shortly before 5 p.m., as Katrina Demulling shows us, service halted on the C inbound due to a pair of turkeys that refused to yield the tracks to a trolley.
Among the requirements: "Demonstrated ability to manage and lead in crisis" and "Ability to respond to emergency situations on a 24-hour basis."
beta.mbta.com is a possible redesigned T Web site.
First impression is that, like boston.gov, it's designed to be best viewed on a phone or other mobile device. Makes sense, given that T users, by definition, are on the go, but it means an awful lot of useless white space for people still at their desks. But what do you think?
H/t Ari Ofsevit.
Transit Police charge that as an inbound Red Line train hurtled from Broadway to South Station around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, an Everett man whipped his supposed manhood out and began rubbing it while staring at a woman sitting across from him.
Police say that the woman departed the train at South Station and alerted police, who found Luis Carlos Martinez-Santamaria, 40, of Everett there as well and arrested him on a charge of open and gross lewdness.
Transit Police report a man on the inbound Fitchburg Line tracks near Park Street was hit and killed by a train around 12:20 p.m.
David Weininger reports a guy who fare jumped at Central around 10:40 a.m. got caught and called back to the fare gates as a train was pulling in - but not before he punched a window on the first train car.