Spotted on the Orange Line this morning.
The MBTA today tested "tiger dams" as a way to keep harbor water from cascading down the Long Wharf entrance to the Aquarium Blue Line stop in future nor'easters and other water-raising floods.
The Dorchester Reporter reports the collision happened at the Central Avenue grade crossing in Milton around 7:18 p.m. The injured were taken to Milton Hospital.
Good thing South Station has a couple of places to get a beer.
The MBTA reports a driver somehow got his or her car stuck on the E Line tracks between Northeastern and Brigham Circle, which means trolleys can't go anywhere and riders are being told to take the 39 bus instead.
The MBTA reports workers are continuing to hammer away at JFK/UMass signal problems have turned Red Line trains into giant turtles with seats.
The MBTA says power problems downtown are causing delays of up to 25 minutes on the Green, Blue and Orange lines.
Ethan H. spotted the past and the future of the Orange Line at Ethan H. spotted the past and the future of the Orange Line at Oak Grove today. The new cars, some of which were originally supposed to go into service in December, are now scheduled to begin carrying passengers this spring, maybe. Read more.
Yes, James Aloisi goes there.
South Station proved a nightmare for people desperately trying to get out of town late this afternoon: Read more.
The hardest part of getting to the Orange Line this afternoon was getting through all the people waiting for a train on one of the commuter-rail tracks.
An outbound Franklin Line train hit a man on the tracks in Norwood around 8:15 a.m.
Service was halted and then seriously delayed in both directions due to the police investigation.
Claire Blechman captured the scene at the Salem commuter-rail stop shortly before 9 a.m. She reports some people opened an unmanned door on an outbound train and got on, which is either very dumb or very smart. Read more.
City Councilor Michelle Wu argues:
Forget fare hikes; let’s seek the sustainable revenue sources to take action on improving service levels, electrifying trains, and speeding up buses.
No, not the subways - they catch on fire easily enough all on their own. But the Globe reports that as the temperature plunged, Keolis turned on switch heaters, some of which blow hot air, but others of which consist of flaming jets designed to keep the switches operable in the cold.
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