The T reports delays of up to 10 minutes on the E Line due to a trolley that pulled up lame at Park Street.
John Costello was waiting for a light on Rte. 9 westbound outside the Shoppers World Olive Garden around noon today when a Green Line trolley rolled past.
For the past few years, the T has been sending trolleys out to some factory in upstate New York for rehabbing, but generally, the take the turnpike to the New York line, so what was the trolley doing on Rte. 9? Maybe the flat-bed driver just had a hankering for some unlimited breadsticks.
Peter Wilson at WFXT has posted the T's explanation for the main reason the Green Line stopped running this morning (as opposed to the Blandford Street failure that only stopped the B Line): Basically, an insulator on the overhead wire failed, even though it seemed in tip-top shape when inspected a week ago.
No service at all between Government Center and Kenmore. Read more.
Chalked on the side of one of the entrances to the Park Street T stop this afternoon.
The MBTA reports the Green Line into town from Riverside is movin' kinda slow, because of a train that gave up the ghost.
The MBTA reports delays on the Green Line outbound along Beacon Street due to a trolley that gave up the ghost.
Roving UHub photographer Christine Beaton came upon this scene where the B Line curves along with Comm. Ave. in Packards Corner around 12:30 a.m.
The MBTA reports dead trains aplenty on the E Line past Brigham Circle, and is advising riders to try to squish onto a 39 bus instead, at least until 7 p.m.
An outbound trolley bought the farm near Boylston station and now the T says Green Line riders can expect delays of 10 to 15 minutes.
An empty BC trolley coming around the loop at Park Street derailed this evening. No injuries. Service is continuing, but with only one track in use, instead of the usual two, expect delays.
The MBTA reports an inbound Riverside Line has a "power problem" at Newton Centre, which is causing 20-25 minute delays.
There's an outbound D trolley with a wire problem gumming up the works at Boylston. Boston firefighters went into the tunnel to help evacuate passengers.
The T has resorted to urging riders to get on the Orange Line for downtown stops.
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