The MBTA reports "moderate" delays because the signals at Braintree, they don't feel so well.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on three of the four Green Line branches due to a daisy-pushing trolley at Kenmore Square.
The MBTA is currently running shuttle buses between Newton Highlands and Cleveland Circle because a trolley on the Riverside Line, which was about to push a dead trolley onto a siding somehow snapped an overhead power line. Harry Grillo posted photos and an account of the issue.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line inbound from the north due to a dead train at Sullivan Square.
"Moderate" delays on the Red Line due to the unresponsive train, the MBTA reports.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line even after getting a deceased train off the tracks.
Tom Griffiths realized tonight that, in the right light at night, the eagle atop South Station kind of looks more like an eagle sitting atop a pirate's head.
The MBTA reports "severe" delays due to a Norwegian Blue of a train inbound at Charles/MGH.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line southbound due to a small track fire that BFD quickly extinguised at Community College.
Minor delays on the Red Line southbound due to signal problems, the MBTA reports.
City Council President Michelle Wu often takes the Orange Line to work at City Hall - and often takes her two young sons with her (City Hall has a daycare center). Increasingly, she has problems making the transition from underground to City Hall Plaza, like today: Read more.
MassLive reports the T is on the verge of a $723-million deal to replace the current CharlieCard system with a newer system that will let riders pay by tapping their phones or credit cards rather than plastic cards. And it'll work on commuter rail, too, and let riders board buses and trolleys through the rear doors.
Oh, don't worry, there'll still be cards for the phoneless, but they'll cost $5 apiece.
Kevin Essington reports 100+ commuters were left stranded at the TF Green stop on the Providence Line this morning when two trains breathed their last.
Reminder: The governor of Rhode Island wants the T to start express service from Providence to Boston.
State transportation planners working on the long delayed plans to extend the Green Line past Lechmere will recommend next week that the MBTA hire a consortium of companies to do the work, at a potential cost of no more than $1.1 billion - on top of what the state's already spent on the work. Read more.
An outbound Red Line train was put out of its misery at Kendall Square and now there are "minor" delays on the line, the MBTA reports.
The MBTA is urging Red Line riders to leave early to get where they're going from now until whenever:
Due to ongoing track work from Longfellow Bridge Project, trains will use reduced speeds between Kendall/MIT & Charles/MGH until further notice.
MassDOT reports that 48 spaces at Needham Junction will no longer be available to commuters come Monday: Read more.
Bloomberg reports a Japanese rail operator has publicly apologized because one of its trains left a Tokyo station 20 seconds early, possibly inconveniencing riders who would then have had to wait a whole four minutes for the next train. Bloomberg adds the conductor whose timetable error led to the early departure was warned to be more careful in the future.
H/t Ryan and Tim.