The MBTA reports things are back to normal on the Red Line, after delays caused by a train that up and died at JFK/UMass.
WBUR reports the first brand-new Orange Line car since the 1980s won't start taking passengers until sometime in March. The T says the delay - it had originally hoped to have at least one new train running by last month - is to thoroughly test the French-made systems that will link the trains to the line's signalling system. The delay is just for the very first train - it should not affect delivery of future cars from the Springfield factory assembling the cars from mostly Chinese components, the T says.
The MBTA reports Green Line delays of up to 15 minutes coming into town from the west due to a trolley that's broken down at Park Street. At 9:06 a.m., Phil R. reported the impact down the line
I've been sitting on an #mbta #GreenLine train just outside Kenmore & we haven't moved in AT LEAST 10 minutes. There were 2 announcements about a disabled train, but we STILL haven't moved.
Roving UHub photographer BradM spotted this six-car brand-spanking-new Orange Line train sitting above across the Mystic around 9:20 this morning. Almost looks like that thing will be ready to roll into actual service, weary Orange Line riders can only hope (you may recall the T had originally said it would get at least one all new Chinese-by-way-of-Springfield Orange Line train in service by the end of 2018).
They're so cute when they're little.
The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Orange Line due to "a disabled train with a door problem" at Downtown Crossing.
Nicholas Agri spotted this sockless, sandal wearing person on the Blue Line headed towards Wonderland this evening. No word if the person was also holding a Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee.
The Cambridge Fire Department reports there was a bit of flaming trash between Harvard and Porter stations this morning, but that it was quickly extinguished and that train service was not interrupted because of it.
Red Line service came to a halt on the Ashmont branch around 8 a.m. after a person wound up under a train at the Fields Corner station. The T is using buses instead between Ashmont and JFK/UMass.
NBC Boston reports the person was extricated shortly before 9 a.m., conscious, with possible broken bones.
Lori Magno snapped a photo of a couple of baby-faced new Orange Line cars resting with some of their older, wearier counterparts at Wellington this morning.
The MBTA is reporting delays of up to 10 minutes due to a train with "a mechanical problem" near Malden Center.
The MBTA reports Red Line delays of up to ten minutes due to a train that developed "a motor problem" at JFK/UMass toward Braintree. The train has been taken out back - after passengers were asked to detrain and shield their eyes.
A Winter Knight sums up the morning commute into town from the south:
I scheduled myself an HOUR to get from Quincy Adams to Park Street. "Track problems", then "We are experiencing smoke on this train, coming out of service."
Update, 10:47 p.m. Problem fixed, normal service resumed.
The MBTA reports "a track issue" on the outbound side is forcing Alewife trains to halt at Harvard, so riders have to detrain, then go upstairs, where a shuttle train is running on what are normally the inbound tracks between Harvard and Alewife (the reverse then holds for people from the north trying to get into Boston).
The MBTA is reporting Blue Line delays of up to 15 minutes due to bollixed signals at Wonderland.
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.
Let's see: There was smoke on the tracks near South Station and a train was taken out of service. Then another train approaching South Station from the south had some mechanical issues. But as of 9 a.m., service is back to normal, the T advises.
The MBTA reports delays of up to 15 minutes on the Red Line into town from Quincy due to a train that had to be taken out of service due to some sort of door issue.
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