Just because the Red Line is continuing to have problems because of those destroyed JFK/UMass signal systems doesn't mean other things can't go wrong. The MBTA is reporting ten-minute delays on the Red Line due to a deceased train at Andrew Square.
Transit Police report officers looking for fare evaders and other ne'er-do-wells at Andrew station yesterday found both in the form of Jeremy Derusha, 31, of Abington, who they say tried piggybacking his way onto the Red Line around 10 a.m. Read more.
Just because Red Line riders are still affected by Tuesday's derailment doesn't mean other things can't go wrong. Jules Wang was among the people ordered off an outbound train that developed a sudden case of the vapors or something at Andrew around 1:30 p.m. - at the same time the T was announcing Ashmont delays due to "police activity" at Fields Corner.
Update: Mere seconds after posting this around 9:15 a.m., we started seeing reports of new delays heading towards Alewife.
A Red Line train died near Andrew during rush hour, causing delays for riders going into town from Dorchester, about an hour after signal problems near Davis caused delays for riders going into town from Cambridge and Somerville.
Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man they say told officers he got so mad at somebody he was talking to on the phone that he head butted a window of the Red Line train he was on, cracking it and leaving officers no choice but to arrest him on a charge of malicious destruction of property. Screaming at fellow passengers did not help his case, police add. Read more.
Developers David Winick and David Matteo have filed plans with the BPDA for a six-story apartment building with space for a ground-floor restaurant where Dorchester Street, Preble Street and Dorchester Avenue meet. Read more.
Two developers have filed plans with the BPDA to replace the two-story Andrew Square Auto Glass garage on Dorchester Avenue where it runs into Boston Street with a 25-unit apartment building. Read more.
The 120-foot smokestack, built in the late 1930s when Loyal Crown Linen moved into a former munitions plant on Damrell Street, was torn down to make way for Washington Village, an impending development of 656 condos and apartments.
The T says it's gotten the track-repair equipment that gummed up the Red Line at Andrew off the tracks, but that the Orange Line is still having problems due to an Orange Line train that bought the farm earlier at Downtown Crossing.