There is a Lowell train sitting on the tracks just past North Station, dead, filled with people who don't want to be thereBy adamg - 3/13/13 - 5:25 pm
Emmie reports from the 4:40 p.m. train to Lowell, which confidently rolled out of North Station, then promptly suffered
a fatal heart attack some sort of problem and now the brakes won't release.
UPDATE, 5:36: Emmie reports the T has offloaded passengers to the 5:10 train, which, obviously, is a bit late.
Transit Police report arresting a Boston man on charges he openly masturbated on an inbound Lowell Line train yesterday evening.
According to police, a woman on the train, due into Boston at 6:25 p.m., was minding her own business when she noticed some movement in the seat across the aisle from hers:
[Mehmet] Beyaztas was masturbating and looking in her direction. Beyaztas made no attempt to conceal and/or be covert in his actions and his penis was fully exposed. The reporting party moved away from Beyaztas and reported the incident to train personnel.
Police say they were waiting at the station when the train pulled in and that Beyaztas, 24, made an unsuccessful effort to run away. He's scheduled for arraignment today on a charge of open and gross lewdness.
Extensive delays on the Lowell Line this morning after an Amtrak train smashed into a car at High Street in West Medford. MBTA Transit Police report:
Minor injury to driver, substantial car damage.
As of 9 a.m., the Lowell Line alerts page had seven alerts - all showing cancellations or extensive delays.
Kat MacArthur reports:
Testing out the quiet car on Lowell line. Right now someone is on cell phone. ...
Conductor told woman not to use cellphone in quiet car. As he exits, "I pay $300 a month. I don't care" she did hang up
Christopher Hunt photographed a self-seating commuter on the 5:30 train to Lowell today: