There's a dead train somewhere on the Orange Line (the T isn't saying where) and a train that breathes no more at Quincy Center on the Red Line. Passengers are not happy, but whadaya gonna do?
The T is advising "moderate" delays into town on the Red Line from Braintree due to a train that just could not make it past Quincy Center, and "minor" delays into town on the Orange Line from Forest Hills, due to a train that ascended to the pearly gates at Mass. Ave.
Seems our second president would have preferred July 2 as Independence Day, although that would have deprived us of that story about him and Jefferson both dying within hours of each other on the national holiday.
David Parsons captured the Adams mural in Quincy.
Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Between Quincy Center and Quincy Adams, Peter Wilson reports. The Quincy Fire Department is on scene to help with evacuation. WCVB reports the train was stuck for two hours.
Scott H took photos at the scene.
Meanwhile, Brian reported from the Orange Line around 8:35 a.m.:
Major delays on the Red Line this morning. At Quincy Center, a train died and one car filled with smoke. Then the doors wouldn't open. Kerstin Haley reports:
People busted open the windows to let people out.
The Orange Line is also having its problems - once you could get to the trains. JTGard6306 reports:
Oak Grove is literally biggest disaster ive ever seen in my life. Accidents, fights, ZERO spots. AVOID!
Meet Tina Lunn, who, at least based on the account provided by Transit Police of her arrest at Quincy Center yesterday, is a few cigarettes short of a full pack.
Smart until proven otherwise.
Transit Police report they are looking for this guy for an incident involving indecent assault and battery on an inbound Red Line train around 7:10 a.m. on July 29, not long after he'd gotten on the train at Quincy Center.
He's described as Hispanic, 20 to 25, 5'5" to 5'7" and thin.
If you know him, you can contact detectives at 617-222-1050, or send an anonymous tip to 873873
Transit Police report a man was found stabbed at the Quincy Center T stop around 3:20 a.m.
Erik Manley, 37, of Braintree, was arrested on a charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. The victim, 35, from Weymouth, was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive, police say.
Not one, but two Red Line trains groaned and left this plane of existence this morning.
Matt Laskowski captured the scene at Broadway around 9 a.m., reports:
Had to unload train, nearly 30 minutes waiting so far. Scrambling T workers. Doors were closing on passengers as they were exiting over and over.
Earlier, around 7:20 a.m., another inbound (natch) train pushed up some daisies at Quincy Center around 7:20 a.m., leading to scenes like this.
Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man on charges he pretended to be a cop during an incident at the Quincy Center Red Line stop earlier this month.
According to police, Michael Murray, 33, went up to a car parked in the pick-up area at the station around 5:25 p.m. on March 17:
Berfun looked out her window in Quincy Center at lunchtime to a 2-alarm fire at the Masonic lodge on Hancock Street
Transit Police say a Quincy woman learned Saturday it's also against the law to assault people selling food inside MBTA stations
Transit Police report Tina Drouin, 49, of Quincy, grew upset around 2 p.m. when she ordered a steak and cheese sub at the Nathan's Famous stand in the Quincy Center Red Line stop, because the worker allegedly loaded up her steak and cheese sub with too much "shit," specifically, too many pickles.
JuanJoseOle spotted this gentleman riding down Hancock Street in Quincy Center this morning, reports:
Transit Police report a quadruple bonus when they arrested John Monroe, 32, of Roxbury after he refused a request from an officer to stop holding open the doors of a Red Line train at Quincy Center last night:
MBTA Transit Police say they know who attacked two women at the Quincy Center T stop on Oct. 8 - now they have to find him.
Juan Boria, Jr. captured the scene inside the Quincy Center Red Line station this morning.
The MBTA reports Transit Police have issued 3,614 citations so far this year for fare evasion - up 59% from the 2,268 issued in the same period last year.
The Salem News recounts how MBTA Transit Police Sgt. Steven O'Hara managed to talk down a guy who was about to jump off the T's Quincy Center parking garage on April 5.
The Patriot Ledger reports.