Jed Hresko captured a crew hooking up a generator to get the traffic lights around South Station working again after they went out right at rush hour.
WCVB reports a trash fire on the Red Line around 2:30 p.m. was quickly put out by a T employee with a fire extinguisher, but, of course, delays on the Red Line persisted long beyond that, and people on incoming commuter-rail trains also had issues.
At 3:18 p.m., Jenna reported:
MBTA train to Boston from Providence now delayed 25 minutes. Starving passengers searching... Read more
WBUR reports on the ceremony yesterday formally renaming South Station as the Governor Michael S. Dukakis Transportation Center at South Station.
In addition to riding the Green Line, Dukakis also served on Amtrak's board. And when the BRA, which owned South Station, was about to have the whole thing torn down after years of neglect, Dukakis, as governor, stepped in and blocked the move.... Read more
Trish Fontanilla asks:
Great breakfast places 10 mins or less from South Station for 10+ people? Is that possible?
Transit Police provide a couple examples of alleged dumbassery at two of our major transit hubs:
Shortly after 2 a.m. today, police - and firefighters - responded to South Station because somebody had activated a fire alarm there. Transit Police report officers found Marwin Maurin, 22, of Revere, standing by a closed Red Line entrance:
Maurin informed the officers he set off the fire... Read more
Well, what do you know: A man pestering people at South Station for money for an urgent train ride really did have a pressing reason to get back to Framingham. Unfortunately for Jeffrey Bliss, 32, however, that reason was a warrant out of Framingham District Court for shoplifting.
Why didn't anybody tell us this was Bring Your Big Stuff on the T Week? As if Comfy Chair Guy, Bowl of Pasta with Grated Parmesan Guy and Motor Scooter Guy weren't enough, let us introduce you to Shopping Cart Guys. Paul Nutting spotted this duo on the Red Line earlier this week with a shopping cart full of tools. They... Read more
Updated with the outcome.
An unattended bag forced the shutdown of Atlantic Avenue along South Station between roughly 3:40 and 4:10 p.m. - when a bomb technician opened it up and found it filled mostly with papers.
Another view by Mike McD.
UPDATE: Seems the box was part of an effort to send letters to the troops.
Conor Yunits was more than nonplussed to see this at South Station yesterday, which, he reminds us, was Sept. 10. Sept. 10, people.
Riders from the south and west got to enjoy the scenic vistas of the South Station rail yards this morning when Amtrak's signals failed yet again, and trains were unable to pull into the station. America's Railroad fixed the problem shortly after 9:15 and trains began pulling in.
Transit Police report they're looking for a guy who sauntered out of the Tavern in the Square late on June 20 with somebody else's purse.
They've posted several photos of the Where's Purse-Snatching Waldo and ask anybody who know where he is to call detectives at 617-222-1050 or text an anonymous tip to 873873.... Read more
The T and Keolis say Amtrak's signal system failed on the Northeast Corridor this morning, and since Amtrak and the T's commuter trains share some of the same tracks and stations, that led to massive delays and exhortations to riders that they just get off at Back Bay or JFK and ride the subway into town - with assurances their commuter-rail passes would get them... Read more
Yesterday it was an Amtrak train going where it had no business going. Today, weary, hot, grime-covered South Station commuters have issues due to "track problem."
At South Station on the Red Line.
Ami Chitwood spotted the gobbler this morning, wonders if it was trying to hop on the 705 to Framingham.
Just to switch things up a bit, a Red Line train died in the middle of the day, at South Station, leading to what the T describes as "severe" delays. At 1:22 p.m., Flea reported:
30 minutes and I haven't made it from Wollaston to North Quincy yet.
There was a disabled train then a disgruntled moron who started walking on... Read more