Signal problems at Wellington are jamming up Orange Line platforms as trains slow to a crawl. David Christopher reports he's at Wellington, where he watched helplessly as two completely full trains pulled in and then left, with no room for anybody to get on.
The MBTA reports the Orange Line is running extra slow because of a train with mechanical issues near Wellington.
Roving Uhub photographer Ben Themo spotted a pair of the brand-spanking-new Orange Line cars just chilling on some tracks next to the Orange Line shops at Wellington today. They'll eventually be put through their paces in months and months of testing on the revamped third set of tracks north of Boston before being placed into actual service for long suffering Orange Line riders.
An even shinier, closer view: Read more.
An Orange Line train breathed its last at Wellington and even though workers got it out of sight, it's still causing "moderate" delays, the MBTA reports.
"Moderate" delays on the Orange Line, the MBTA says.
Still, trains into town from the north are being slowed by switch issues at Wellington.
The T is reporting "moderate" delays on the Orange Line due to a train that started pining for the fjords at Wellington.
Transit Police held an inbound train at Wellington after somebody at Oak Grove reported four well dressed "Middle Eastern" men with backpacks split up into two groups and got on separate cars there. Service was stopped for about 15 minutes.
Christian reports a police dog went through the train before it resumed service around 8:50 a.m.
Ethan Long shows us the scene on an Orange Line train at Wellington around 12:30 p.m.
A video of the old "horizontal elevator" that used to run at Wellington until the developer of the apartment/retail complex near the station finally gave up on paying to constantly repair the thing.
Via Boston Reddit, which has more on the people mover's history.
Boston Bike Party show us the tunnel a determined group of bicyclists with shovels dug out of a snow mound at the Wellington T stop - where the T dumped snow right on a bike path.
But the B Line? Amanda McNeil reports:
Direct quote from 57 driver "All the buses leaving Watertown are full. Y'all better just start walking"
An Orange Line tried withered on the vine at Tufts.
Three inbound Red Line trains passed through Central after 8:30 a.m. and nobody could get on any of them.
Traffic: You don't want to know.
The T: Trains are running, more or less, but slowly, and wheezing under the load of people trying to get to work and the people trying to get to the Patriots parade. Well, except on commuter rail, where the same conditions exist except for all the trains that were canceled on the more exotic lines, such as Fairmount.
Bex inquired this morning about the walkway at the Orange Line station:
Who do I talk to about the spiders in the Wellington catwalk? because OH MY GOD I'VE NEVER RUN SO FAST.
When asked whether the issue was lots of regular spiders or just one mutant refugee from a nuclear experiment gone horribly awry, she replied:
BOTH! Millions of HUGE, hairy, scary spiders. Maybe they're just filming "Arachnaphobia 2" and no one told us?
Fred Langa captured what happens when an Orange Line train derails at the Wellington yard.
The morning starts with a dead train at Wellington on the Orange Line, a dead Green Line trolley somewhere on Huntington or South Huntington and a dead train outbound at Maverick on the Blue Line (say, aren't those the T's newest and freshest subway trains?).
Don't think of them as "severe delays." Think of them as chances to get to know your fellow riders better.
Happened shortly after 5:50 p.m., based on the tweets from people in suddenly sweltering cars sitting on tracks just outside the station. Rescuers were able to get him safely off the tracks in just a few minutes.
MBTA Transit Police report arresting a Chelsea man on charges he not only urinated in the Wellington busway as two women stood there, he kept staring at one of them - until they finally went to find a T inspector.
Ernest Mogbana, 57, was arrested around 6:30 p.m on a charge of open and gross lewdness at the Rte. 99 berth. Police said the women had little trouble pointing out the 6'6", 350-lb. Mogbana.
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