"Just another day on the Red Line," Kate O'Toole reports as she watches the hordes at JFK/UMass after everybody was ordered off an inbound train that had just decided life to give up the ghost.
The MBTA says it's disposed of the remains of a dead train at JFK/UMass and so the Red Line should be back to what passes for normal nowadays.
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.
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