The morning starts with a dead train at Wellington on the Orange Line, a dead Green Line trolley somewhere on Huntington or South Huntington and a dead train outbound at Maverick on the Blue Line (say, aren't those the T's newest and freshest subway trains?).
Boston and Transit Police are investigating a collision around 8 a.m. at Parker and Ruggles streets in which an MBTA bus apparently rear-ended a private car being driven by a Boston police officer.
Doc Sigma tweets:
A woman outside Forest Hills Station is going around trying to sell vibrators.
Emily Chionchio checks in from the Red Line:
Second seat for your muffin, that's a new one on the Red Line.
She kept awkwardly nibbling on it and was seated facing it like it was her life partner.... Read more
The very first dead-train alert of the morning showed up at 5:23 a.m. for a train at Ashmont that just refused to throw off the covers and get up (and it was followed not long after by a similar report of a recalcitrant trolley at Coolidge Corner).
At Porter Square, around 8:35 p.m.
The deceased train is at Harvard; platforms at other stations are filling rapidly.
Green Line trolleys, meanwhile, died at Coolidge Corner and near Copley Square.
Boston Magazine follows the saga of the bouncing ads.
The man arrested in a Silver Line tunnel in South Boston early Friday morning after allegedly driving into it drunk gave police his brother's name and personal information - which they then used to bring charges in court and alert the media about the arrest.
Now, police say, James Tilton, 57, is in even more trouble than he was following the 1 a.m. crash... Read more
An inebriate fell into the pit at Wollaston on the Red Line shortly after 8 p.m., according to the MBTA. He didn't come into contact with the third rail, no train was nearby and he was transported to Quincy Hospital with minor injuries, the T says.
UPDATE: Transit Police now say the man they arrested was actually William Tilton's brother, James and that James is now in a heap of trouble both for the OUI arrest and for identifying himself as his brother when arrested.
William Tilton, 58, of Wilmington faces an OUI charge today following his arrest by Transit Police in the Silver Line tunnel off D Street early... Read more
Only Charlie won't use it, at least not until after the World Series, when maybe he and his pal Officer Horgan will shave the beards off for charity.
One at North Station, one at Reservoir, both making life more interesting for morning commuters.
The MBTA has replaced the applique of Chicken and Beer Guy with Jon Lester at Kenmore station just in time for tonight's game - and a day after somebody complained about the old homage.
Take, for example, this story about a couple who need to replace their home's siding, which requires turning off power to the Riverside Line, which in turn has infuriated some neighbors worried about being unable to get to sleep.
Berfun shows us the scene after the alleged end of morning rush hour at Quincy Center this morning, caused by, oh, who knows, the Red Line being the Red Line. Imagine if the fire department monitored T stops for overcrowding like they do nightclubs.
Gov. Patrick said today riders of increasingly decrepit Red and Orange Line trains will see relief in 2019, when the first of new cars begin arriving under a schedule set by the MBTA board of directors:
The project will deliver at least 226 vehicles; 152 Orange Line cars, replacing the entire fleet of 120, and 74 Red Line cars with an option to increase the... Read more
No, don't worry, ceiling tiles aren't falling on people and the tracks aren't broken or anything. But Paul McNamara says it's really past time to paint over the Josh Beckett memorial.