The morning commute began slowly on the Red Line's Braintree branch due to a deceased train at Wollaston, and on the Orange Line due to a train that decided Stony Brook was far enough for it to journey from Forest Hills. Both lines are now back to their usual schedules, the MBTA reports.
This morning's pokey Red Line ride is brought to you by faulty signals near Kendall, the MBTA says. And the T wonders why ridership is down, Beth Ann Turnquist writes:
I’ve been sitting on the train for an hour and have heard every excuse so far from, ‘experiencing traffic’, to disabled train ahead, to signal problem. This is why people just drive into town causing road congestion, because it’s better than this.
Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man they say told officers he got so mad at somebody he was talking to on the phone that he head butted a window of the Red Line train he was on, cracking it and leaving officers no choice but to arrest him on a charge of malicious destruction of property. Screaming at fellow passengers did not help his case, police add. Read more.
The MBTA is now running shuttle buses on the Red Line between Quincy Adams and Braintree because of the power's gone out across Braintree this evening.
Following this morning's delayapalooza on the Red Line, the MBTA reports new delays on the Red Line, of up to 15 minutes, due to a train that kicked the bucket at Kendall. Well, more like a train that got just a tiny bit out of Kendall, then expired, as Tyler E. reports:
Redline 747 sitting at Kendall waiting to back up for >10mins now? Get us off this train, I’ll walk from here, at least that’s reliable.
The MBTA reports delays of up to 20 minutes on the Red Line due to a deceased train at South Station. Riders report it's more like 40.
The train behind it was to try to push the lame train. Read more.
The MBTA reports delays on the Red Line due to "a southbound train with door problems at Davis." The T does not explain exactly what sort of door problems, but that's gotta be embarrassing for that poor train.
Roving UHub photographer Mary Frances spotted this large potted plant on the center platform at the Park Street Red Line stop this morning.
Around 6:45, Michael noticed signal problems were causing delays on the Red, Orange and Blue lines.
Just need the Green to go out for the Full Baker
Alewife Commuter reports this morning:
Top floor of Alewife garage closed off by cones, dozens of cars circling in indoor rainstorm (heavier rain inside garage than outside)
The MBTA reports delays of "up to ten minutes" on the Braintree Line due to a train that up and died near Quincy Center. Cat City, though, reports:
Been waiting for a train at Quincy Center for 30
The Green Line also had problems with a dead trolley at Haymarket.
UPDATE, 11:40 p.m. There's a dead train at Braintree gumming up the works.
The MBTA reports delays of up to 20 minutes on the Red Line due to signal problems at JFK/UMass.
The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Red Line southbound due to a train with "a mechanical problem" at Porter.
The MBTA reports the morning commute started somewhat torpidly this morning due to a train that died at Malden Center on the Orange Line, a train that died at Braintree on the Red Line and a trolley that simply refused to move from Heath Street on the Green Line.
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