Of course, he doesn't come cheap, but at least maybe now the feds will stop fretting about they were thinking of throwing our way for the project.
Trains keeled over on the Green and Red Lines while the Orange Line was reduced to a crawl due to signal problems this fine morning.
Around 2:40 p.m. by a train headed towards Forest Hills, the Huntington News reports.
Service in both directions was halted so Boston firefighters could recover his body and Transit Police could investigate the incident. The T swapped in shuttle buses between Jackson and Haymarket.
Seems a train died at Porter Square, and smoke was involved and now there are delays in both directions on the Red Line.
The T is advising of "minor" delays on the Orange Line due to signal issues.
Kevin was just minding his own business, riding the Red Line down towards Braintree when the train breathed its last and stopped shortly before 5 p.m. in that vast no-man's land between JFK/UMass and North Quincy - after the driver announced "he is having problems 'moving the train.' "
Note - this subject originally came up in another thread, but I felt it deserves more attention, so I'm posting a separate story
The MBTA recently released new commuter rail schedules effective November 21st. Read more.
These are fire/smoke partitions that are being installed as part of the DTX elevator project. Upon fire alarm, those doors will close to create a point of safety for people as they egress.
US Rep. Mike Capuano reports the Federal Transit Administration has given tentative OK to the state's plans for cheaper stations and other reductions along the proposed Green Line extension from Lechmere into Somerville and Medford - but with a caveat that has to be addressed by year's end, or $1 billion in federal money could disappear and get spent in some other state: Read more.
UPDATE, 8 a.m. MBTA says regular service has resumed.
Severe delays on the Red Line, again, after a train breathes its last at Park Street.
If this were the Red Line, we'd assume this guy was just wearing a costume, but Orange Line riders are a different breed, as Jed Hresko reminds us.
Today's tales from the underground involve delays caused by signal problems at Harvard.
Nick Barber noticed the open doors on the wrong side of the train at Kendall Square around 7:20 a.m.
You know how for years the T and everybody who studied the T said the system is so far behind repairs that they couldn't even figure out just how many billions of dollars it needed? CommonWealth has a depressing little article that came out Friday - even as legislators were talking about T-related tax hikes after the Orange Line's smokeageddon - that basically has top T and state transportation leaders saying they don't actually want more money because they wouldn't know how to spend it.
Oh, and a reminder for Orange Line riders riding in rusting trains on tracks that catch fire: That 2018 date for delivery of the new Chinese trains - assuming there are no delays by the company that has never built for the US market in a factory that's still under construction - is just for the first test cars. The current 1980's fleet won't be fully replaced until 2022, again, assuming nothing goes wrong.
The derailment happened at BC, there were no injuries and now it's buses all the way down Comm. Ave. for B riders.
A federal jury last week awarded Michelle Dimanche of Hyde Park more than $2.6 million for discrimination by co-workers and supervisors in the two years before the T fired her in 2013. A federal judge yesterday upheld the amount. Read more.