Rich got to Oak Grove around 6:30 a.m., just in time to see tracks remain unshoveled, which is one of the reasons the T is still just running that single shuttle train up and down that one track between Oak Grove and Wellington, causing grief for commuters like Beth Chaplin at Malden:
At Malden Sta at 7:15am; SB "shuttle" train too full to get on. Now heading NB to OG so I can circle back to Wellington.
So she'll be one of those people with a seat as the train pulls into Oak Grove, then leaves for Wellington, where she'll join the hordes already waiting for a train into Boston, on platforms that as Brian Kokernak shows us, were already packed at 6:50 a.m.:
Things aren't much better on the Green Line, where Sarah Strosahl reports:
Waited 35+ for a D line. T worker came out of his booth to update and tell us "tomorrow is Friday"
Red Line? It's shuttles all the way down to Braintree from JFK/UMass again and we're getting reports of a train at Central with doors that wouldn't shut, so everybody had to be herded off.
Blue Line? Running fine, except for the fact it's overcrowded. Cybah reports:
Been waiting for a blue line train for almost an hour. They are running but just so jammed with people.
Commuter rail? On the Franklin and Newburyport/Rockport lines, some trains are so full they're just bounding through stations without stopping, leaving commuters on platforms shaking their fists - if they can even make them, given how frozen they are.