The T reports "moderate" Red Line delays outbound due to a toasted switch at JFK, and by "moderate," they mean you don't have to abandon all faith just yet, but get ready to.
An unspecified power problem on the very same stretch of track between Forest Hills and Stony Brook that was shut for winter "resiliency" upgrading this weekend mean not Orange Line at all for riders between those two stops and lots of issues for riders on the rest of the line this morning. And that was on top of problems caused by an inbound train at Tufts cut down by Death's Scythe around 6:30 a.m.
Cambridge Police report a woman exiting the Kendall Square Red Line station around 7:20 a.m. yesterday was approached by a man who, after a brief conversation, "grabbed the woman's buttocks."
The female yelled then punched the suspect in the face. This seemed to startle the male who then walked away.
He's described as black, medium build with dreadlocks and wearing a red shirt and black pants.
UPDATE, 12:30 p.m. Bus, SUV separated, service to Green, Stony Brook resuming.
Nick Tomkavage shows us the results of a head-on collision between an Orange Line shuttle bus and and Escalade at Boylston and Amory in Jamaica Plain around 11:50 a.m. EMTs were evaluating the Escalade driver for possible injuries. Read more.
The MBTA reports workers at the Government Center rehab project found remnants of a 1915 Boston Post behind an old door jamb.
Other, larger reminders of the station's past will be put on display: Read more.
The Herald reports.
The MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays due to a dead Orange Line train at Downtown Crossing.
Brendan Kearney reports he'd just gotten off a trolley at Lechmere when the trolley failed to navigate the curve to turn around and came a bit off the tracks. The T is now busing passengers.
Latest from the T:
Sullivan Square is closed and being bypass due to Boston Fire Department activity. Shuttle buses will operate between Wellington and Sullivan only.
For customers desiring to exit at Sullivan, please exit at Wellington to board a shuttle bus back to Sullivan. For customers desiring to enter at Sullivan, please board a shuttle bus to Wellington to access Orange Line service.
Last Updated: 7/28/2015 1:53:57 PM
UPDATE: MassDOT says service was restored at 4:10 p.m.
Shortly after 11:30 a.m., riders on an outbound C trolley that had just left Park Street saw a shower of sparks. And then the train died. Read more.
The T says it's busing passengers between Bowdoin and Airport - except Bowdoin riders are supposed to catch the bus at Government Center - due to a bomb threat that shut Maverick station around 5:30 p.m.
Update: Around 6:48 p.m., Transit Police completed their sweep of the station and re-opened it for service.
Craig Wright reports on an incident on the inbound platform on the Red Line at South Station around 9 a.m.:
Woman hit older woman with iced coffee, then dumped on her head because she was "intentionally blocking her."
I guess from boarding the train? Who knows! To the older woman's credit - she just pretty much laughed it off.
The coffee dumper then walked away, he said.
Deborah Kaplan spotted this plaintive flier posted at Harvard on the Red Line this morning.
Around 3:45 p.m. on an inbound train at Kendall. The spitter will face a charge of assault and battery if found.
As one of the most walkable cities in America, Boston could be well positioned to deal with future transportation trends, experts said at an MIT Media Lab forum on the future of transportation in Boston last night.
In the fourth of a series of Boston Futures meetings, the MIT Media Lab Monday night hosted a panel on mobility and the opportunities for transport solutions for 2024 and beyond. Read more.
A Silver Line sprinkler system went kablooie near Courthouse station. As of 5:40 p.m., the Fire Department was halting buses from entering the station, water was pooling to about a foot deep in the tunnel and a BWSC crew was on the way.
Somebody's attached a whole bunch of CDs to a fence at one of the entrances to the Fairmount station on the Fairmount line (on Fairmount Avenue, of course).