The MBTA is currently running shuttle buses between Newton Highlands and Cleveland Circle because a trolley on the Riverside Line, which was about to push a dead trolley onto a siding somehow snapped an overhead power line. Harry Grillo posted photos and an account of the issue.
The MBTA reports it's hauled away the trolley that clutched its chest for the last time at Reservoir on the Riverside Line.
The MBTA reports "severe" problems on the Riverside Line due to a balky switch at Reservoir.
"Minor" delays outbound on the Riverside Line, the MBTA advises.
The T is running shuttle buses between Fenway and Riverside due to a "wire problem" at Reservoir.
The Herald reports on - and posts photos of - a trolley that had one or two wheels decide they didn't really like the track they were on near Reservoir around 7:30 a.m. None of the passengers on board was injured, and service has since resumed.
A Brighton Municipal Court jury yesterday convicted John Biesiot, 36, of Chicago, on 15 counts of vandalism for incidents in 2008 and 2010 that left several T cars tagged up with nom de paint of Wyse, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Judge David Driscoll sentenced Biesiot to a year and a day in the Suffolk County House of Corrections, and will hold a hearing next month to determine how much Biesiot will have to pay the MBTA for cleaning up after him.
The jury found Biesiot not guilty of tagging up the Blue and Orange Lines, the DA's office reports.
According to the DA's office:
One at North Station, one at Reservoir, both making life more interesting for morning commuters.
Dead train at Reservoir around 8 a.m. means no inbound service, natch. And no announcements on increasingly crowded platforms, either.
Some commuter-rail passengers didn't fare much better.
Paul Levy provides the proof, with a video survey of the secret nip burial ground at Reservoir:
So far this morning trains have had to be taken out of service on the Red, Orange and Riverside lines. The E Line is stopping at Brigham Circle because of a car accident further up the line. No word yet from the Blue Line.
MBTA Transit Police report they are looking for a 50-something guy who keeps exposing himself to passe
If you're staying in town for the long Memorial Day Weekend, you'll want to be aware that the D Line will be out of service from Saturday through Monday night. Buses will be in service to provide transportation between Reservoir and Fenway subway stations, according to the MBTA.
Dead Orange Line train at North Station. Phil R. reports in from Reservoir:
No working signals & MBTA personnel at every stop between here and (at least) Newton Ctr. NOT A GOOD SIGN
Sean Haire captured the scene this morning at the Reservoir T stop.
This is not how I like to find out about service disruptions:
The MBTA employees on site were as surprised as I was - they had only found out about it shortly before my arrival.
Personally, I'm tired of waiting for the MBTA web site to become fully functional