The MBTA reports "moderate" delays due to a little Red Line train that couldn't, just before Wollaston.
An inbound Red Line train checked out at Wollaston shortly after 8 a.m. Dave Curran reports from the station:
Operator outside hitting something with hammer
An inbound Red Line train refused to go past its expiration date at Wollaston, causing what the T called "moderate" delays at the start of rush hour this morning. Or as Sara put it:
Been waiting over 20 min for a train at #wollaston. #commute #freezing
UPDATE, 9 a.m. Another Red Line train saw a bright white light, this time at Harvard, and immediately caused what the T calls "severe" delays. Signal problems at Boylston plunged Green Line riders into a snail-like existence.
By all accounts, the T ran pretty well yesterday. Today? Well, Kyle Geiste explains this photo he took at North Station:
Lechmere-bound platform at North Station. 3-4 trains have passed us. There must be a better way.
It is, naturally, even worse on the Red Line, where trains took a break from expiring yesterday, but picked up where they left off today. As Nancy explains:
Such as the inbound train that left this mortal coil this morning at Wollaston.
Meanwhile, Jose Duca reports his Worcester Line train got into South Station at 8 a.m. He started at Southboro at 5:20 a.m.
When a 24-year-old with a heart condition went into cardiac arrest and collapsed last week, an MBTA worker who knows CPR kept him going until an ambulance could arrive to get him to the hospital.
The T says that Kevin Bossart collapsed, fell down the stairs and struck his head. Station Customer Service Agent Karen Kane rushed to get a co-worker, Tomas Gonzales, who began performing CPR. Gonzales, an MBTA training instructor, doesn't normally work at Wollaston, but was there to help out with issues related to the cold weather.
Bossart's family went to Wollaston today, to thank the T workers:
NECN reports the 78-year-old woman whose car wound up wedged in the entrance to the Wollaston Red Line stop yesterday has died. Her cause of death was not released, but Transit Police said yesterday she apparently suffered some sort of medical problem before crashing into the station.
Transit Police report a 78-year-old woman pulling into the parking lot at Wollaston station around 10:25 a.m. lost control of her car and wound up driving into the station itself.
"It appears she may have suffered from a medical emergency" that caused her to lose control, police say.
This incident was a couple weeks after somebody drove into the Silver Line tunnel.
An inebriate fell into the pit at Wollaston on the Red Line shortly after 8 p.m., according to the MBTA. He didn't come into contact with the third rail, no train was nearby and he was transported to Quincy Hospital with minor injuries, the T says.
Red Line riders report sitting in darkened trains for about 15 minutes as power was shut so that emergency crews could get him off the tracks and into an ambulance.
Red Line trains are bypassing the station as the bomb squad investigates.
UPDATE: A T spokesman says:
The "item" was never in doubt. A Police K9 earlier this morning had detected something in the area of a communications box mounted on the wall. A subsequent x-ray look at the box turned up nothing out of the ordinary.
Transit Police report they're looking for this guy for going balls to the wall on a hurtling Red Line train Sunday night.
Hyde Park Avenue by Forest Hills station was tire high, one commuter reported, but the station itself had only the usual mini-torrents that come with pretty much any rain storm.
DotRat photographed a coyote wandering along Wollaston Beach today:
MBTA Transit Police report arresting an Abington man on charges he shattered a window on a Red Line train in a brawl that started on the train and spilled out onto the platform.
Justin Nee, 28, was arrested on a charge of malicious destruction of property over $250 following the 9 p.m. incident, according to a Transit Police report.
According to the report, witnesses picked out Nee:
Train taken out of service at Wollaston after some knuckleheads got into a fight and smashed out a window.
Channel 25 reports MBTA officials are investigating a photo by a channel viewer that appears to show a T worker asleep at Wollaston during rush hour yesterday.