The Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today the MBTA didn't break any implied contract with riders when it cancelled or delayed scores of commuter-rail trains in the the Winter of Our Discontent. Read more.
Jacquelyn Goddard at MassDOT shows us some of the work to replace half the Commonwealth Avenue bridge in front of the BU Bridge over the next three weeks.
Earlier, John McLachlan took a look at where the Green Line used to be:
The long awaited, little anticipated shutdown of the Comm. Ave. bridge began at 9 p.m., affecting motorists, Green Line and bus riders, Worcester Line riders and the braver souls heading to Springfield and Chicago on Amtrak. Boston Magazine runs down the details of the work, which the state says is pretty necessary on account of the bridge falling apart.
"Moderate" delays on the Red Line due to a train with a permanent X across its personnel file, the MBTA reports.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line because of a train exceeding its lifespan at Davis Square.
Rajeeve Martyn posted this selfie at 5:30 p.m. What else to do when you're stuck on a Red Line train with no lights in the tunnel between Harvard and Central?
A train on the slab at Porter is causing "moderate" delays on the Red Line, the MBTA alerts.
"Moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to signal issues at Oak Grove, the MBTA reports.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Red Line due to "an ongoing signal problem" at Andrew.
Claire Blechman was among those having to transfer from a bus to a train in Salem, due to work on the Newburyport/Rockport Line that will keep it shut through Aug. 13.
Transit Police report they are looking for this man for an incident at Ruggles on the Orange Line, shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday. Police say the guy "targeted two females based on their perceived country of origin with verbal abuse" and, as long as he was at it, smashed a window on a passing outbound train. Read more.
"Moderate" delays on the Orange Line, the MBTA says.
"Minor" delays on that branch of the Red Line, the MBTA reports.
Kate Estrop found this stuffed animal riding the E Line all alone tonight, wonders if it belongs to somebody.
Barely able to hold it together on the best of days, the creaky Orange Line groaned under the extra bodies of Green Line riders told to go Orange to get around the mess downtown today. Tim Lawrence shows us some of the put-upon Orange Line riders at Sullivan Square after many of them had helplessly watched three full-to-bursting trains with no room left pointlessly stop at Downtown Crossing and State Street only to be ordered out at Sullivan when their train was taken out of service.
UPDATE: And the answer is NO. The Green Line is a mess - no service at all between Arlington and Government Center, due to a small tunnel fire that forced passengers to leave trains and walk the tracks to the nearest stop. At least one person taken to the hospital from Park Street.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line due to a "power problem" at Boylston.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the B Line due to a trolley meeting its maker at Packards Corner.