At 5:05 p.m., Beaz reported signal problems meant a 45-minute trip from Ruggles to State Street.
UPDATED with latest info from the T.
Around 8:50 a.m., an inbound Orange Line train pulled into State Street and there was a large "bang." Chuck Giroux photographed people rushing out of the station.
Although initial reports seemed to indicate the train had hit part of a fallen light fixture on the tracks, a T spokesman says the bang came from the subway... Read more
At 5:10 p.m., Lauren Finkelstein reported from the outbound side of State Street:
Smoke filling the cars/station on the orange line at state st stop. Everyone being evacuated.
A minute later, the T sent out an alert about "minor" delays due to what it says is a disabled train at State.
Pesky brakes?... Read more
Tim Lawrence shows us the scene at State Street around 5:20 p.m., where trains are being slowed by recalcitrant switches.
Oh, and by the way: Government Center shuts for two years this week.
The Stadium Sports Bar and Grill, 148 State St., had to answer today to a series of police complaints about alleged fights and overcrowding on four separate occasions in June and July.
At a Boston Licensing Board hearing, its lawyer played the usual downtown-bar gambit - that any problems on State Street at closing were not its fault but the fault of other nearby bars.... Read more
The victim was extricated, alive, put on a backboard and taken up to an ambulance around 2:40 p.m.
Full service on the Orange Line resumed around 3:30 p.m.
A T spokesman said the investigation... Read more
Channel 4 reports Orange Line inspector Jackie Osorio helped slow a train coming into State Street just as a woman was jumping onto the tracks - just like in 2009, when another woman fell on the tracks at North Station.
This time, the train was unable to come to a halt before reaching the woman, but fortunately for her, she was able to... Read more
Alert New England reports somebody was stabbed in the throat by the Old State House entrance to the State Street T stop around 9 p.m. The T shut down the station to let police investigate the incident.
Christopher Baer tweeted not long after:
I saw a man holding a cloth to his throat getting into an ambulance outside State St. T station a... Read more
The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters had to evacuate all 38 stories of 60 State St. when a second-floor leak sent water flowing into the building's electrical system in the basement.
The building normally has 2,300 or so workers on a weekday, the department says, adding the evacuation went smoothly.
A homeless man was arrested in the pedestrian tunnel between the Orange and Blue lines at State Street last night after a chase that began on an Orange Line train, MBTA Transit Police report.
According to a police report, Francisco Hernandez Diaz, of no particular address, took off his black leather belt on... Read more
Might be armed with a knife; climbed up an emergency exit at 136 State St., AlertNewEngland reports. Police are looking for a black man in his 30s, bald, in a gray hoodie and a Red Sox hat. Blue Line service resumed around 1:50.