Greg Cook spent some time photographing musicians at T stops.
UPDATED with MBTA statement about what the thing was. Also, Back Bay station was re-opened shortly after 2 p.m.
A ceiling drain pipe fell on the roof of an inbound Orange Line train at Back Bay around 12:25 p.m. No injuries, but passengers were briefly ordered held in the train. Needless to say, inbound service from Forest Hills is now at a standstill. The T is starting up a bus shuttle between Jackson Square and Back Bay.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Riverside Line inbound due to a dead trolley at Beaconsfield.
The MBTA reports service is back to normal on the Red Line for now, following the removal of a husk of a non-moving train from Central around 7:45 a.m.
There's a supremely recalcitrant train at Back Bay on the Orange Line, leading to "moderate" delays towards Oak Grove, the MBTA reports.
The Orange Line reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line from Sullivan Square to Back Bay due to a train that just coudn't take it anymore.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Green Line inbound due to a deceased trolley at Copley.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to the signal problems. Lauren Picone helps define "moderate" on the T:
It's taken me half an hour to go two stops on the Orange Line.
The Globe reports people tried telling the train driver, but the emergency intercom system didn't work, either.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays towards Alewife due to a train that keeled over at Porter Square.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the Orange Line towards Oak Grove because of a newly recalcitrant train.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the Riverside Line due to a trolley that just will not budge at Newton Centre.
Boston City Councilors say the $85 million the city directly pays into the MBTA every year should at least buy them a meeting with T officials to press their case to do more than just maintain an increasingly unreliable system they say particularly penalizes residents who don't live near a subway stop. Read more.