He somehow wound up under the second car of an outbound train around 10:45 p.m. First responders pulled him out, alive, not long after, from the inbound side, after the power was shut off. Outbound train service remained halted until after 11:30 p.m., as police investigated the incident.
The MBTA reports it's taken delivery on 1,100 linear feet of brand spankin' new third rail that it will use to replace older, more brittle third rail on the Red Line later this month, as part of its program to make the T better able to withstand the sort of winters we've been known to get in New England.
"Replacing aging third rail with new rail makes the subway less vulnerable to power-related issues," a spokesman says.
A tree limb that obeyed the law of gravity right onto the overhead power lines at Brookline Hills is causing all sorts of grief on the Riverside Line this morning.
Deirdre reports that her trolley stopped at Beaconsfield and the driver urged people to walk over to the C Line.
Gus Coldebella reports a Needham Line conductor felt compelled to make this announcement this morning:
Please don't crawl under the train. It's dangerous. We'll wait for you to walk around.
Ed. note: Unlike other lines, the Needham Line only has one track, at least until Forest Hills.
Richard Rininger shows us the scene at Kendall around 7:40 a.m., when a Braintree train gasped its last:
Train broken at Kendall, everyone told to get off.
The T reports "moderate" Red Line delays outbound due to a toasted switch at JFK, and by "moderate," they mean you don't have to abandon all faith just yet, but get ready to.
An unspecified power problem on the very same stretch of track between Forest Hills and Stony Brook that was shut for winter "resiliency" upgrading this weekend mean not Orange Line at all for riders between those two stops and lots of issues for riders on the rest of the line this morning. And that was on top of problems caused by an inbound train at Tufts cut down by Death's Scythe around 6:30 a.m.
Cambridge Police report a woman exiting the Kendall Square Red Line station around 7:20 a.m. yesterday was approached by a man who, after a brief conversation, "grabbed the woman's buttocks."
The female yelled then punched the suspect in the face. This seemed to startle the male who then walked away.
He's described as black, medium build with dreadlocks and wearing a red shirt and black pants.
UPDATE, 12:30 p.m. Bus, SUV separated, service to Green, Stony Brook resuming.
Nick Tomkavage shows us the results of a head-on collision between an Orange Line shuttle bus and and Escalade at Boylston and Amory in Jamaica Plain around 11:50 a.m. EMTs were evaluating the Escalade driver for possible injuries. Read more.
The MBTA reports workers at the Government Center rehab project found remnants of a 1915 Boston Post behind an old door jamb.
Other, larger reminders of the station's past will be put on display: Read more.
The Herald reports.
The MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays due to a dead Orange Line train at Downtown Crossing.
Brendan Kearney reports he'd just gotten off a trolley at Lechmere when the trolley failed to navigate the curve to turn around and came a bit off the tracks. The T is now busing passengers.
Latest from the T:
Sullivan Square is closed and being bypass due to Boston Fire Department activity. Shuttle buses will operate between Wellington and Sullivan only.
For customers desiring to exit at Sullivan, please exit at Wellington to board a shuttle bus back to Sullivan. For customers desiring to enter at Sullivan, please board a shuttle bus to Wellington to access Orange Line service.
Last Updated: 7/28/2015 1:53:57 PM
UPDATE: MassDOT says service was restored at 4:10 p.m.
Shortly after 11:30 a.m., riders on an outbound C trolley that had just left Park Street saw a shower of sparks. And then the train died. Read more.
The T says it's busing passengers between Bowdoin and Airport - except Bowdoin riders are supposed to catch the bus at Government Center - due to a bomb threat that shut Maverick station around 5:30 p.m.
Update: Around 6:48 p.m., Transit Police completed their sweep of the station and re-opened it for service.
Craig Wright reports on an incident on the inbound platform on the Red Line at South Station around 9 a.m.:
Woman hit older woman with iced coffee, then dumped on her head because she was "intentionally blocking her."
I guess from boarding the train? Who knows! To the older woman's credit - she just pretty much laughed it off.
The coffee dumper then walked away, he said.