Madeline Donohue was walking down Boylston Street near Dartmouth around 7:30 p.m. when she noticed this Green Line emergency exit opened:
Alarms going off and no one is coming out.
We don't hear much about the Mattapan High-Speed Line - those 1940s-era trolleys just take a lickin' and keep on tickin', but this afternoon the T is warning of "moderate" delays due to a trolley that switched to the tracks across the river Styx.
Phillip Naslund wonders if the fare increase means the T will be able to pay the electric bill for Porter Square station.
The Globe reports.
Power shut, riders put on shuttle buses, expect delays.
UPDATE, 2:40 p.m. The T reported service has resumed, with "moderate" delays.
The T is reporting the dreaded "severe" delays due to an inbound trolley that is now D for Deceased. Ryan Hatcher reports from Copley Square:
Conductor told people to get off "if they don't mind walking" due to a disabled train at Boylston.
An Orange Line train with X's where its eyes used to be is causing "moderate" delays, the MBTA reports.
UPDATE, 10:10 a.m. The problem was briefly so severe the T was busing passengers between Forest Hills and Stony Brook, but they say it's all good now.
A T alert of "moderate" delays on the inbound Orange Line due to signal problems at Forest Hills was, of course, followed shortly after by a T alert of "moderate" delays on the outbound Orange Line.
The MBTA last year quietly increased the spacing between trains during rush hour, decreasing the line's peak-time capacity by 25% and increasing the odds that frustrated passengers at certain stops won't even be able to get on a train at all because they're already full to bursting. Read more.
Firefighters are at Haymarket. Expect delays.
All trains have 10 to 15 minute delays per the station PA announcements. No phone alerts about this, but just got a reminder alert about the July fare increases - ugh!
The MBTA says service on the Orange Line is back to normal after the "severe" delays caused by a train that acted like a cat that had already gone through nine lives at Assembly Square.
It's no joke when a train begins to smoke.
UPDATE, 1:15 p.m. Jules Wang reports debit and credit cards work with fare machines again.
The T reports:
Credit/Debit card sales are temporarily unavailable at all stations and online at mbta.com. Purchases can continue to be made at retail sales locations.