A Green Line trolley near Boylston and an Orange Line train somewhere on the tracks both suffered embarrassing mechanical problems around the same time this morning, causing delays on the two lines, but the MBTA says everything's back to being hunky dory.
A large contingent of Boston firefighters went down into the Downtown Crossing T stop to investigate an odor of smoke near the CharlieCard store around 10 p.m. They returned to the surface and their firehouses after determining the odor to be the remains of a heavy pot-smoking session, but not a fire.
A train that collapsed in a heap at Malden Center was shoved out of the way, but, of course, not before jamming up the whole Orange Line.
Spotted on the Orange Line this morning.
The MBTA says power problems downtown are causing delays of up to 25 minutes on the Green, Blue and Orange lines.
Ethan H. spotted the past and the future of the Orange Line at Ethan H. spotted the past and the future of the Orange Line at Oak Grove today. The new cars, some of which were originally supposed to go into service in December, are now scheduled to begin carrying passengers this spring, maybe. Read more.
The hardest part of getting to the Orange Line this afternoon was getting through all the people waiting for a train on one of the commuter-rail tracks.
Roving UHub photographer Jed Hresko spotted this man on the Orange Line this morning.
The MBTA is reporting southbound Orange Line delays of up to 10 minutes due to an earlier problem with signals.
Eli Reusch is on a packed Orange Line platform at State, where he and other riders are beginning to wonder if they'll ever get home. The MBTA reports a train went to meet its maker at Sullivan, causing delays of up to 15 minutes.
Around 9:30 p.m., an Orange Line train pulled out of Ruggles on its way downtown. Only a rider, for whatever reasons, had her arm partially stuck outside one set of doors as the train began to move. When the driver didn't seem to respond to the intercom, a rider pulled the emergency brake. Read more.
The MBTA reports delays of up to ten minutes on the Orange Line due to a train at Haymarket that wishes the new cars would get here already so it can retire to Florida.
Danielle reports she had to do a bit of backwards commuting on the Orange Line this morning:
Typically take the Orange Line from Ruggles to Back Bay. Severe delays and overcrowding. Now heading outbound to Forest Hills to catch a train to back bay. What a joke.
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