Who'll stop the rain? Not the creaky infrastructure at the Downtown Crossing T stop. Mark Novak captured some T worker's ingenious solution for stopping the water plotzing on people's head in a stairway between the Red and Orange Lines. Hopefully, somebody remembers to empty it before it gives way, though.
Two men got into a fight on an outbound Orange Line train approaching North Station shortly before 12:30 p.m. The loser got punched in the eye; the winner fled out the station and onto the street, where he melted away into the crowds.
A deceased train at Sullivan Square is gumming up the works on the Orange Line.
First workday back and all, of course.
Deb Beatty Mel reports Orange Line trains are entering and leaving from both sides of the platform again, several months after one side was shut to allow for the work needed to build a new station entrance on the other side of New Washington Street.
This hawk was perched near the elevator in the Green Street station in Jamaica Plain this morning.
Hawk hurt at Back Bay station.
An Orange Line train stopped breathing at North Station; the T says the train is gone and the commute is back to normal, but some riders disagree:
Been at state for 20 mins. 1 very over crowded train only!!
Deb Beatty Mel had some time to study one of the massive ventilation fans being installed at Forest Hills as the T's contractors work to build a new Orange Line/commuter rail entrance on the other side of the tunnel under the impending revamped Arborway.
Benzo Amore got on the Orange Line at Downtown Crossing with Nonplussed Ol' St. Nick:
He says he knows when brakes are squeaking, when you are late.
So far just "minor" delays due to the unmoving train, the T reports.
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.
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.
The dreaded "severe" delays are forcing Orange Line riders to hold tight due to a train that took a ride with Elijah between Wellington and Assembly.
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