A Revere man who spent part of an Orange Line ride staring at a girl under 14 ground himself into her as she and her mother got off the train at Downtown Crossing around 10:50 a.m. yesterday, Transit Police report.
The MBTA reports delays of up to 10 minutes on the Orange Line due to signal problems at Forest Hills. Lauren Picone wishes to have a word with the T about its timekeeping:
Orange Line delays are MORE than 10 minutes. I have been sitting at Forest Hills for at least 10 minutes. Can you please get the trains moving, or, failing that, at least update your incorrect information? These delays are SEVERE.
The T is reporting delays of up to 25 minutes on the Green Line to and from Cleveland Circle due to a trolley there that remains stubbornly dead.
As officials from the MBTA and CRRC, the company building our new Red and Orange Line cars, awaited a visit from the governor this afternoon, they explained the mock up on display on City Hall Plaza has something the actual cars won't: Shiny, slippery fiberglass seats that make riders feel like they're going to get closer than they want to to their neighbors on curves and coming into stations. Read more.
MassDOT reports engineers have concluded the spot repairs done over the weekend are good enough that the garage at the Alewife T stop can re-open for business at 5 a.m. on Monday. The state began a rolling shutdown of 500 spaces at a time in the garage after concrete plunged onto a car Wednesday. Read more.
PARKAPOCALYPSE? Monday Metrowest Disaster? You choose your disaster title!
Alewife MBTA garage is closed to new traffic; 5 Investigates (broke the story) and other news crews are on scene, I imagine it's almost as good as a snowstorm newscast.
Town of Arlington alerts note that MBTA will be closing the garage over weekend, at least partly closed on Monday, parking at Thorndike field allowed:
Alewife Garage Closures Starting Today Through Weekend
A pesky, recalcitrant door on an outbound Orange Line train at Mass. Ave. is causing delays of up to 10 minutes, the T reports.
WCVB reports more concrete came plummeting down at the garage at the Alewife T station today. MassDOT reports:
Through ongoing assessments and repair work, additional areas of deteriorated concrete that need to be addressed have been discovered. As such, the garage will be closed over the weekend to address these areas and to expedite the repair plan.
MassDOT reports replacement of the decrepit parts of the outbound side of the Commonwealth Avenue bridge over the turnpike and Worcester Line is going well enough that it expects Green Line service to be able to resume this afternoon - and the bridge and the neighboring BU Bridge should be fully open to drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists tomorrow.
MassDOT reports a piece of "delaminated concrete" fell on a car parked on the second floor of the garage at Alewife station this afternoon. Read more.
Shamus Moynihan captured a Red Line mock-up car in South Boston today, probably on its way from the dock (at which it arrived from China) to the Red Line yard (don't worry, the actual cars will be bigger). Read more.
Daniel Brim was among the people trapped in an un-air-conditioned car on an Alewife-bound Red Line train that had started to leave Park Street when it suddenly just stopped around 6:30 p.m. He reports on the increasingly dire situation that ended only when people tried (and failed) to bust open a door and called 911 about heat stroke: Read more.
The MBTA reports delays of up to 20 minutes on the Red Line because of a train with a recalcitrant door at Charles/MGH.
The MBTA is reporting northbound delays of 15 minutes or so on the Orange Line, due to a train with mechanical issues near North Station.
Power problems have forced the T to run the Blue Line on just a single track between Maverick and Government Center, and that's a bit less than optimal, as in - they've brought in some buses to try to move some passengers. Or as John in Eastie puts it:
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