Something went all fizzzly and sparky on the Blue Line this afternoon, turning what is normally a quiet Saturday into the equivalent of a rush-hour commute as the T scrambled to arrange a shuttle train between Maverick and Aquarium on the outbound tracks because the inbound tracks were no longer usable.
The T declared "a power problem" at Aquarium inbound, which in English usually means something went boom and shorted out or got ripped up or fell down. Or as Ellison Tavico reported:
Currently in train 0773, saw sparks on the right side of the train (A-B side, according to the door markings).
As of 4:10 p.m., the shuttle was still running.