A smoldering cable near Haymarket shut down the Orange Line this morning because the T shut off power to let workers safely repair the cable. A T spokesman says power was restored around noon.
Fortunately, God graced us with the Green Line, so people not in the mood for a leisurely jaunt on a nice September morning were able to get from here to... Read more
A roving UHub photographer spotted this sparkling new bad boy outside A-1 downtown today. It's the new ride for some lucky patrol supervisor. Good news for those of us who don't like anything to change: They kept that unique stencil-ish font.
Meanwhile, Phil Coombes spotted this MBTA... Read more
Orange Line service was halted around 8:45 this morning as police worked to remove a guy who for some reason decided to get on the tracks at Haymarket.
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NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the state has chosen two finalists for Parcel 9 - next to Haymarket, one focused on out-of-towners, the other on apartments, both with restaurants and food-market space.
Joe Pesaturo at the MBTA reports:
At 12:17 p.m. today, an intoxicated man stumbled and fell beneath a Green Line trolley that had just made a stop at Haymarket Station. Preventing a tragedy, customers on the platform alerted the trolley operator of the situation before the train started to move. The MBTA would like to express... Read more
Like Durgin-Park, Haymarket has softened over the years - most of the vendors no longer yell at customers daring to turn fruit over. Bob Skole reviews the changes and how the proposed public market nearby could make Haymarket even better.
Karen Cord Taylor considers competing proposals for Parcel 9, next to Haymarket, which include a museum about Boston, a bunch of apartments and a hotel.
NorthEndWaterfront.com rounds up the latest offerings, all of which would include space for Haymarket vendors and three of which the state previously rejected.
Yep, just when you thought nothing else could cause problems on the T. Channel 4 reports hazmat crews are in the busway with a truck, licensed to carry radioactive materials, with readings showing a possible leak.
UPDATE: Crews began clearing scene shortly after noon, when readings showed acceptable levels.
Mike Ball notes that the waitresses at Durgin-Park haven't been grumpy for a long time. And now, he reports, even most of the hawkers at Haymarket are no longer grimacing screamers:
Honestly, some of the predictable drama is gone, contemporary with the nasty old elevated Interstate that went with the Big Dig. I guess after over 40 years of that, I can’t say I... Read more
AlertNewEngland tweets officials have shut the station because of a powerful stench.
Shawnna Imani reports that after getting dumped out of one Orange Line train taken out of service at Ruggles, she finally got to Haymarket and was on her way up the escalator when it just stopped, throwing her and others down and giving her a set of fresh puncture wounds on her arm (only click if you want to see somebody's arm with... Read more
UPDATE: MBTA says no fires.
Boston Police are tweeting there are fires in the Chinatown AND State Street stations on the Orange Line. Local 718 tweets firefighters are trying to determine the source of smoke on the Orange Line at Downtown Crossing.
The T itself is only reporting a disabled inbound train at Haymarket.... Read more
Boston Museum couldn't raise enough money; developer could, the Herald reports.
A small trash fire on the Green Line tracks was extinguished by a Green Line driver late tonight, but there might be something else going on at Haymarket. Around 11 p.m., Boston_Fireman tweeted to expect delays on both Green and Orange lines. Green Line service in both directions was stopped, while power on the Orange Line between Haymarket and State Street was turned off.... Read more
Some enterprising MBTA worker figured out he could use some stacks of Metros to sop up leaks on the Orange Line inbound platform at Haymarket. I took this photo today, but the leak wasn't due to today's downpours - the T has been using Metros for months now to sop up the same leak at the... Read more