The MBTA is reporting "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to signal problems at Forest Hills.
The MBTA reports a dead train somewhere near Tufts Medical Center means "severe" delays towards Oak Grove (which, of course, will eventually mean problems towards Forest Hills, especially since Forest Hills is down to just one track). That means every single T line had a dead train this morning. Is there a prize for that?
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line towards Forest Hills due to a train giving up the ghost at Downtown Crossing, which has apparently become the go-to place for Orange Line trains that have lost the will to live.
The T says it's gotten the track-repair equipment that gummed up the Red Line at Andrew off the tracks, but that the Orange Line is still having problems due to an Orange Line train that bought the farm earlier at Downtown Crossing.
The MBTA is showing off the revamped restrooms at Back Bay station, which opened this week.
State Police report charging two teens from Everett for a prank note left on a friend's car that led to the evacuation of both the community college and the neighboring T stop on July 25.
A train decided to end it all at Community College and now the Orange Line is wicked slow.
Transit Police report arresting Robert Sanchez, 49, for allegedly exposing himself and masturbating in full view of at least one woman near the fare gates at Back Bay station around 3:30 p.m. yesterday.
Sanchez was charged with open and gross lewdness, police say.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on Orange Line service towards Forest Hills due to a train that got overripe at Haymarket.
"Minor" delays on the Orange Line to Oak Grove as a results, the MBTA advises.
Tim Hanafin shows us the sitch at Community College around 6:50 p.m., after a train dumped him and everybody off there, leaving them stranded, waiting for a shuttle bus or a sign from God or something.
John Kendricken reports his Orange Line train came to a halt between Ruggles and Mass. Ave. late this morning due to a guy who decided to hang out on the tracks. For his safety and that of the Transit cops sent to get him out of there, the T cut power on the line, Kendricken reported around 11:30:
It's starting to get really warm and smelly in here.
The Herald reports on an inciddent the other day at Chinatown on the Orange Line involving a couple of the non-union "ambassadors" a contractor had supplied to replace MBTA customer service agents at T stations.
"Moderate" delays towards Oak Grove due to a train that bought the farm at Chinatown, the MBTA advises.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to switch problems at Forest Hills, where trains were already limited to just one side of the platform due to work on Arborway-related station renovations.
UPDATE, 6:25 p.m. The T stop has been re-opened and normal service is resuming.
The Orange Line came to a halt in both directions after State Police responded to Bunker Hill Community College for a bomb threat late this afternoon. The T is now running shuttle buses between North Station and Sullivan Square.