Just in time for rush hour: "Moderate" delays on the Red Line thanks to a train that expired at Central - after belching smoke.
Kyle Clauss couldn't help but notice the Christmas decorations at Hynes this morning.
UPDATE: Post corrected to show the T turned down the idea.
According to the News, the developer said it's not really his issue what happens to the people who park there now, but that he met with the T, which turned down his possible suggestion of using space at the "temporary" bus yard for car parking.
Somebody parked their formerly expensive car just a little too close to the tracks at the Needham Heights station this morning and a Needham Line train took exception and flipped that puppy upside down. One train was canceled and others were delayed, although things were mostly back on track by 8:20 a.m. or so.
At least this time the signal problems happened early enough (like before 6 a.m.) that the T could fix them before the morning rush hour, although that's small consolation to the people who like actually depend on the Red Line early in the morning.
The T forwarded this photo of an Orange Line car - 1216 to be exact - before rolling out for service this morning. Those are foam blocks on the roof - to test tunnel clearances for the configuration of the new on-order Orange Line cars, which will have their HVAC systems on the roof. In addition to the foam blocks, the car's also been outfitted with seven cameras - six on the roof and one at the front to record mile markers on the trip.
When not busy being deterred by residual dew, the Red Line is known for slowing down due to signal problems at Alewife, like now.
Sarah Pakstis shows us yet another manic Monday on the Red Line during rush hour, due to signal issues at Alewife. "How is this acceptable?" she asks.
Transit Police are investigating two separate attacks with liquids this month - one at the Dudley Square T stop, the other aboard a T bus in Codman Square
Transit Police report arresting Derrek Toussaint, 29, on a charge of open and gross lewdness around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, after another man came out of the men's room at the Back Bay T stop to report Toussaint was masturbating there.
Jason noticed this note at the Park Street T stop today:
I love this. We could all use some kindness these days.
It's buses between Community College and North Station on the Orange Line this morning.
Oh, Sidney: Green Street became the last stop for an Orange Line train and now inbound riders get to sit or stand with no place to go.
Sarah Pekala shows us the aftermath of the two-car crash on Comm. Ave. at Sutherland shortly after 8:30 a.m. that resulted in Green Line trolleys having to just sit there.