It's Amtrakageddon this morning as trains can't get past Back Bay and the T throws up its hands and tells riders to find some other way to get to work. That sort of worked for riders coming in from the west, but riders on trains from the South Shore got on Red Line trains that just sat there.
UPDATE, 9:50 a.m.:
MassDOT reports the Franklin Line is getting through to South Station, but all other lines are terminating short of the terminal, to disgorge passengers into stations where they can get on the Red or Orange Lines, supposedly without having to pay.
The Amtrak issue at South Station involves the failure of a switch control and has resulted in all but one commuter rail train being able to arrive at South Station for the morning commute. The only commuter rail line which has its final destination at South Station this morning is the Franklin Line.
While Amtrak continues to work on the signal issue at its Tower 1 at South Station, the following commuter rail lines are providing free transfers to commuter rail passengers at these locations:
- Greenbush commuter rail line transfers are occurring at Quincy.
- Kingston commuter rail line transfers are occurring at Braintree.
- Middleborough commuter rail line transfers are occurring at JFK.
- Worcester commuter rail line transfers are occurring at Back Bay.
- Fairmount commuter rail line transfers are to shuttle buses located at New Market.
- Needham commuter rail line transfers are occurring at Forest Hills and at Back Bay.