Mister Jon is among the discouraged hordes at Davis Square for the first Red Line commute after the first Red Line Repair Weekend and he reports things are not going well:
Been at Davis for 25+ min. Sign has said the same thing the entire time. No trains either direction (I'm guessing because our train is stuck at Harvard or Porter). Where can I get a refund for my hiked fare @MBTA? Ideally compensation for the Lyft I will have to inevitably take.
The MBTA initially blamed a train with "mechanical problems" at Davis, but commuters report no sight of trains there, as Yael reported a few minutes earlier:
For the last fifteen mins no train at Davis and the signs say the next Ashmont and Braintree trains are four stops away. I think it's more like a standstill than a ten min delay
Michael Leuchtenberg adds:
Announcement said we're standing by due to "a disabled train heading into Porter and uh Davis", but we're southbound and past there at Harvard. Should I just be giving up here?
Gail Waterhouse checks in from a despairing Harvard Square:
We’re stuck at Harvard where they told us the train is “standing by” due to a disabled train between Porter and Davis.
Stefan Economou is stuck at Central:
At Central, platform is stacked and trains not moving. Announcement is inaudible. Avoid Red Line if possible.
EMS had to pile out at Central:
We just got kicked off train at Central . No one knows what to do. I can walk to my destination but there's a crowded platform of people who need information.
Dylan Manley just finally gave up and decided to risk the tender mercies of, um, the Orange Line:
I just finally bailed to take the 89 to Sullivan and get to downtown that way. Let's see how well the orange line is running....