The T reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line.
Remember when our worst complaint about Bernie and Phyl's ads was their jingle?
Several months after the furniture chain plastered subway trains with mildly risque ads about how many people their couches could handle, they've introduced new ads that cut right to the chase: If you copulate or die in bed, you better hope you do so in one of theirs. Read more.
Marc Ebuña had some time for some selfie action on the inbound Orange Line just before Tufts Medical Center due to a disabled train somewhere ahead of him, his cat, and the other riders on the train around 4:20 p.m. As of 4:55 p.m., everything seemed clear, though.
Strollercat furor on the Red Line.
UPDATE, 11:10 p.m. Service has resumed with "minor" delays.
"Severe" problems on the Orange Line due to a "track" problem at State, the T advises. The track problem turned out to be a fire in an electrical cable that brought Boston firefighters to the platform. The T is going to try to re-route around the bad cable.
The Orange Line is shut between Back Bay and North Station. NO BUSTITUTION. Use the Green Line or Silver Line or walk.
Neil the roving UHub photographer took in the mockup of a new Orange Line car on City Hall Plaza today, reports the T is going with the shiny, slidey plastic seats. They're scheduled to arrive by 2022.
The T reports "moderate" delays due to a train now pushing up daisies at Malden.
There are similar delays on the Blue Line due to a deceased train at Government Center.
If loose lips sink ships, what do loose seats on the Orange Line do? Andrew Choy spotted this seat-to-go this afternoon.
The T reports "moderate" delays due to an Orange Line train that reached a premature end of the line at Community College.
Transit Police report an off-duty Transit cop who went to investigate why a T worker was ordering two people off an Orange Line train at Community College quickly found himself under attack by a Saugus man and his daughter.
According to police, the train had just pulled into the station around 11:45 p.m. on Friday ... Read more.
UPDATE: Arrest made.
Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for allegedly assaulting a family at the Community College Orange Line station yesterday.
The subject depicted accosted a family and made harsh sexual comments directed at a nine year old child female.
If he looks familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.
Boston firefighters responded to the Forest Hills Orange Line station around 4:30 p.m. for what turned out to be a flame-shooting switch. The fire was quickly doused with firefighting chemicals, but power was shut on the inbound track so that firefighters and the T could investigate what happened. BFD declared an "all out" about 18 minutes later.
Only "minor" delays on the Orange Line, the T reports.
The T has hooked 80 of plows to the front of Red and Orange Line trains today to try to smash that demon snow away from the trains' air scoops so it won't short out the motors like it did so disastrously in 2015 (but just in case). Also, it will have a jet-powered Snowzilla like this to blast the snow away.
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