Riders on the Blue Line and the Riverside branch of the Green Line had problems this morning when trains just refused to budge.
The T reports "minor" delays on the Blue Line due to a switch problem. Kate Donaghey watched workers manually operate a switch at Airport. She adds:
Train arrived northbound, pulled up a bit, they switched the tracks and the train came back Bowdoin bound. Waited about 12mins today.
UPDATE, 12:10 p.m.: The MBTA reports three of the four have turned themselves in - they walked into Transit Police HQ just as Supt. Joseph O'Connor was briefing the media on the case. More to come.
Transit Police report a man and his 14-year-old daughter were beaten by four men on a Blue Line train around 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 18.
After repeatedly punching the man in the head and his daughter in the thigh, the four sauntered off the train at Airport, police say.
If these guys look familiar, contact detectives at 617-222-1050 or send an anonymous tip to 873873.
A man wound up on the tracks at Airport station around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday. The train operator managed to stop the train before hitting him. An MBTA spokesman declined to say how the man ended up on the tracks but said he was not seriously hurt (click to see a photo from the scene, forwarded by Heath - it's not gory, but could be disturbing).
Around 1 p.m. today, Jenn Martinelli reports:
MBTA Transit Police have released photos of two guys they say approached somebody at the Bremen Street entrance to the Airport T stop on Dec. 22 and "offered to sell him a .40 caliber and/or a .380 caliber firearm."
A downed overhead wire at Airport (again?) means buses for Blue Line riders - and apparent sympathetic delays for some Green Line riders.
Fabulously Out There tweets workers were busy sterilizing trash receptacles at Airport station this morning:
Cool! I was just about to lick one!
Donald reports on an accident at the Airport stop involving a woman falling down the stairs and gouging open her knee on Sunday:
... After running to her and opening my carry on bag I pulled out a tee shirt to act as a tourniquet. I did not want to touch her wound with pressure as it was soon enough there was little spillage and I didn't want to infect an open wound. Her leg was OPEN and I almost got queasy. ...