Aaron Rosenberg spotted this fare-increase advisory being used to block a Park Street escalator that's been out of service for three weeks - after he had a "45 minute commute to go 3 stops." Also, note the date on the sign.
A northbound train with "a mechanical problem" limped into Park Street, where it was taken out of service, adding ten more minutes to whatever it now takes Red Line riders to get anywhere, the MBTA reports.
Transit Police report arresting a man they say started an argument with some people outside the Park Street T stop early this morning, slammed one to the ground, then began chasing others until he ran into a police officer who was able to apply his training and handcuffs to the situation.
What the MBTA described as "a power problem" on the Green Line at Park Street tonight forced the evacuation of the platforms and royally screwed up service on the line. Power problem? Yeah, just a tad.
Daniel Brim was among the people trapped in an un-air-conditioned car on an Alewife-bound Red Line train that had started to leave Park Street when it suddenly just stopped around 6:30 p.m. He reports on the increasingly dire situation that ended only when people tried (and failed) to bust open a door and called 911 about heat stroke: Read more.