The train has since been taken to the Red Line equivalent of a glue factory and service on the Ashmont branch is supposed to be OK now, the MBTA reports.
"Moderate" delays on the Red Line due to signal bollixation at JFK/UMass, about 24 hours after similar problems yesterday, the MBTA reports.
And the hits just keep on coming: "Moderate" delays on the Red Line, the MBTA reports.
UPDATE, Thursday, 10 a.m.
Greenbush train 091 (which left South Station around 8:25 p.m.), hit somebody on the tracks just south of Savin Hill.
Transit Police report that the "trespasser," a 24-year-old man, was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.
At 10:17 p.m., M.McG reported she and other passengers were still on the train, still not moving.
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.
Just in time for the evening rush hour, the T reports "moderate" delays towards Alewife on the Braintree side due to some sort of track problem at JFK/UMass.
The T had to hold a train from Braintree at JFK/UMass so Transit Police could remove a woman who refused to put out her cigarette, filling her car with the smell of smoke.
The T's reporting "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to a train near JFK/UMass that suffered an attack of permanent frostbite.
UPDATE: 5:30 p.m. Trains have begun rolling again.
A small track fire near JFK/UMass has turned the evening Red Line commute into yet another exercise in futility.
Two South Boston brothers today admitted they attacked a man sleeping near the JFK/UMass T stop with a metal pole and their urine on their way home from a Sox game last August because he was too Mexican for their tastes. Read more.
Somewhere between JFK/UMass and Braintree, a Red Line train saw eternity and now there are "moderate" delays on the line.
Stanley Staco reports an alert Red Line worker found a partially undressed boy, about 6, near the JFK/UMass station in Dorchester around 3:30 a.m.
A car came off I-93, pulled over on Columbia Rd, child exited then car hopped back onda the highway & left.
The T is reporting signal problems between North Quincy and JFK/UMass on the Red Line.
At 7:21 a.m., Dave Curran reported he got on the train at Wollaston 30 minutes earlier and still hadn't reached JFK/UMass.
And it is, of course, an inbound train.
A Suffolk County grand jury yesterday indicted Scott and Steve Leader on charges of civil rights violations while causing bodily injury, assault and battery for purposes of intimidation causing bodily injury, assault and battery and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for an Aug. 19 incident in which they allegedly beat and urinated on a homeless man they found outside the JFK/UMass T stop on their way home from a Sox game.
According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office:
One of them took a metal pole and struck the victim with it repeatedly. The two assailants then walked away laughing, witnesses said.
The victim was transported immediately to Boston Medical Center, where he was treated for a broken nose, serious bruising across his torso, and other injuries.
At the State Police barracks in South Boston, Scott Leader allegedly made a series of incriminating statements, including that he and his brother “tuned up” an “illegal immigrant,” and that this behavior was acceptable because the victim was homeless and Hispanic.
Just the civil-rights charge carries a potential sentence of ten years in state prison, the DA's office reports.
As David Finnerty shows us at Broadway, people were told to exit their Red Line trains, since they could no longer run due to some sort of track issue at JFK/UMass.
The T is now sending Braintree trains to Ashmont, where shuttle buses are supposed to take riders to North Quincy.
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