The Red Line is currently without power near South Station to let Boston firefighters and MBTA power workers deal with a smouldering fire from an electrical cable in the tunnel between South Station and Broadway.
The already teeming hordes at Porter Square got even teemingier after passengers were ordered out of a full train shortly before 9 a.m. because it suddenly passed its expiration date, as Nicole Bartolotta shows us. The T is reporting Red Line delays of up to ten minutes.
The MBTA is reporting Red Line delays up to 15 minutes due to a balky train inbound near JFK/UMass. John Lyons reports he was on the dead train for 20 minutes with nary an announcement what was going on.
Trains on both the Orange and Red Lines took a look at the thermometer earlier this morning and decided not to get out of bed, causing delays for people who had reasons to be places. Both lines are now back to normal, the T reports.
Dot Malone came across some storrowing action on Conley Street, off Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester around 8 a.m. - a driver manage to wedge his or her truck nice and tight under the Red Line's Braintree branch.