The T reports no Orange Line service between Sullivan and Tufts "due to the late completion of weekend work" - the repair work that was supposed to make the Orange Line more reliable.
The T began running buses between Sullivan and Haymarket for riders who weren't able to get off further up the line and catch commuter rail. The T later explained the "late completion:"
This weekend's Orange Line diversion has been extended through the morning rush due to an incident involving 2 contractor vehicles and an injured worker. Our crews are working to finish the planned work and safely resume service. We have begun an investigation into the incident.
Manny Lim reports things did not run smoothly:
Only one T employee at Sullivan yelling directions, so people everywhere getting on the wrong buses. Strangely, @MassGovernor and @spoftak nowhere in sight.
Julio Salado adds the morning started off as a complete dud, reporting at 5:40 a.m.:
Hey MBTA why did your train announce bus shuttles AFTER we were on the train Inbound from Malden? Not giving us any options. Not fair.
He posted photos of the resulting crush for a bus at Sullivan:
I got a train 20 mins earlier than usual for a work engagement and am barely going to be there at my standard time. Thank god I didn’t leave when I normally do.
With no Orange Line into town, some riders tried to get onto the Green Line: