Train 204 from Haverhill is sitting in Malden going nowhere fast.
Meanwhile, west of town, a locomotive sighs and dies in Wellesley, leaving riders on train 506 out of Worcester wondering when they'll get into town.
Schedule of upcoming meetings on fare hikes, the end of late-night service on weekends and commuter-rail schedule changes.
A Franklin Line train sits motionless just past Dedham Corporate Center this morning, with no lights and conductors getting all Sgt. Schultz on the riders (they know nothing! Nothing!). Riders know what's happening only because the T is thoughtfully tweeting alerts these days. Or as Chuggies puts it:
Can you tell the conductors to share this info ON the train!! Why do I have to scour twitter to find out why we are stopped?!?!
The T is warning of "moderate" delays on the B, C and D lines due to signal problems.
And it is, of course, an inbound train.
The T is reporting "minor" delays in both directions due to an inbound Red Line train that made North Quincy its final destination around 9:40 a.m.
Transit Police have released photos of a man they say "engaged in an a lewd act" on a Red Line train between Alewife and Davis around 8:50 p.m. on Dec. 30.
He's described as white, 25 to 35, clean shaven and 5'10" to 6' with a medium build.
If you know a guy who can't keep it zipped, contact Transit Police at 617-222-1050, or send an anonymous tip to 873873.
Or as Shuchi M puts it:
Woot, they cancelled two trains, brought a smaller train than usual, and made the express a local. Where did the fare hike money go MBTA?
Weber King got caught in the "total chaos" exiting the first Garden event since the T entrance on that side of Causeway closed, forcing thousands of people to cross the street to get to the subway:
Yeah, this isn't gong to work, at all. Need a plan B ASAP.
The T advises there are "moderate" delays on the Red Line towards Alewife due to an unspecified track issue at Central.
It's buses between Ashmont and JFK/UMass because of track ish at Savin Hill.
The Green Line was hampered this morning by trolleys that approached the pearly gates westbound at Haymarket and inbound at Woodland.
Both the Haverhill and Greenbrush lines are having "track" issues this morning; in the case of the Haverhill Line, that involved an out-of-service train derailing. One Haverhill train, the 204, left Andover like 45 minutes late. Tim the Enchanter reports:
I'm sitting on the Haverhill line right now. We've traveled half a stop in 90mins. "Winter Happens", per MBTA signs.
The T can't win for losing today. The outbound B Line has come to a complete halt at Warren Street because somebody managed to get a car right onto the tracks.
There's a train waiting for a pine box northbound on the Ashmont branch and some unspecified issue causing delays southbound on both branches. In other words, it's a Monday.
Riders aren't supposed to ride in the spaces between cars on commuter rail, but, eh, whadaya gonna do, right, Fitchburg Line riders? Finn, who was among those lucky riders around 7 a.m., reports a conductor's reassuring words:
If you're in there, make sure you hold on.