Around 8:06, the MBTA dolefully reported delays of up to 10 minutes on the Red Line due to a train that went DOA near Harvard. At 8:26, the T upped the delays into town to 30 minutes even though crews had managed to get the train the hell off the tracks. Passengers piled up like cordwood all up and down the Red Line. Patrick Ryan reported from Dorchester:
Mezzanine full at JFK. No messages about delays. Known about cold weather coming for a week. This is irresponsible
This was at least the second troublesome train: Shortly after 7, the T reported a train at Alewife refused to leave its relatively comfy berth there for the more hostile climes further down the line.