But are you surprised? The Green Line riders lost whatever chance they might have had when, naturally, their train was taken out of service at Kenmore.
Henry Wong shows us the SUV whose driver somehow managed to get the vehicle's wheels ensnared on the inbound tracks of the C Line near Englewood Avenue sometime after 6:30 p.m. The T reports it had to stop trains at Coolidge Corner and bring in some buses to get riders between there and Cleveland Circle.
There's probably a good reason a Bay State Taxi cab wound up on the Green Line tracks on Beacon Street near Coolidge Corner, as Jason Kashdan shows us. Whatever the reason, the line is now dead.
The MBTA reports delays on the Green Line outbound along Beacon Street due to a trolley that gave up the ghost.
Green Line workers are currently trying to haul away a dead trolley at Cleveland Circle. Their counterparts on the Red Line are doing the same thing with a dead train at Porter Square. Delays abound.
UPDATE, 3:30 p.m. The power problems persist and are now affecting the Riverside line, too.
The MBTA reports "minor" delays on the C Line due to yet another unspecified power problem. Robinec helps define "minor":
I've been on the C line for more than 30 minutes now and we’re still not even underground.
It's down! It's up! It's down again! The MBTA reports it is rounding up buses to shuttle C Line riders between Kenmore and Cleveland Circle and D Line riders between Kenmore and Fenway because of the same sort of power issues that plagued the line earlier this morning.
A deceased trolley at North Station is causing "minor" delays for the ride to Lechmere, the MBTA reports.
"Moderate" delays due to the froze-up trolley at Washington Street, the MBTA says.
MassDOT announced today that it's installing specialized traffic signal systems along Beacon Street in Brookline, and Comm. Ave. and Huntington Ave. in Boston that will switch to green lights for approaching trolleys. Mass. Ave. in Cambridge will get similar treatment for buses. Read more.
Transit Police report arresting a Canton man for "conducting himself in a lewd manner" on a C Line trolley as it approached Coolidge Corner around 9:30 p.m. yesterday.
Robert Widberg, 53, already a Level 2 registered sex offender, was formally charged with open and gross lewdness.
NBC Boston reports a trolley derailed at the Cleveland Circle yard and Beacon Street around 7:20 a.m. No injuries, no effect on service.
Shortly before 5 p.m., as Katrina Demulling shows us, service halted on the C inbound due to a pair of turkeys that refused to yield the tracks to a trolley.
The T says service was pretty durn good on the four subway lines thanks to all the investments in things like new third rails and plows and dispatch centers.
So far this morning, the T has reported Red Line problems that include dead trains at South Station and near Ashmont, signal and switch problems on the Braintree branch and at Park Street. Green Line trolleys ran even slower than usual on the C line.
But as of 9:50 a.m., the T says everything's back to normal.
Just "minor" delays on the Green Line so far, the T reports.
The MBTA reports "moderate" delays on the C and D lines due to signal issues at Kenmore Square.
Shortly before 7 p.m., the driver of a car with New York plates rolled over on Beacon Street at Carlton in Brookline, shutting both the road and the Green Line, Nick Barber reports.
The crash happened around 11:45 a.m. at St. Mary Street. No service between Kenmore and Coolidge Corner as a result.
The T is reporting some ish on the C Line, where an inbound trolley eased into eternal slumber at Summit Avenue just a tad before 8 a.m.
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