Jonathan Berk was among the riders inconvenienced at Copley Square around 11:40 a.m. when yet another one of the brand-spanking new Green Line trolleys had to be taken out of service because one of its doors broke. He adds it wasn't just Green Line regulars who were put out - there were a lot of Orange Line riders trying to use the Green Line as a downtown replacement due to it being shut for repairs this weekend.
The MBTA reports the track was whack enough on the Riverside Line to round up buses to shuttle passengers between Reservoir and Chestnut Hill in the middle of rush hour, but that things are once again hunky dory.
The MBTA reports delays on the Riverside Line due to "a switch problem" at Riverside. But that's not all. Phil R reports what he saw at Reservoir:
Another snowy day, another one of those new, state of the art IB #MBTA #GreenLine trains was just taken out of service at Reservoir. Complete with the sign showing "Call Police" when we passed it on my train.
The MBTA reports it's restored service on the Green Line to and from Riverside, following a windswept tree cracking and falling along the line in Chestnut Hill during the storm. Rider can still expect some delays, but no longer have to get on a shuttle bus for part of their ride.
The T, which plans to run shuttle buses between Kenmore and Cleveland Circle on the C Line and Kenmore and Fenway on the Riverside line for the rest of the night following this morning's derailment, says it plans to resume regular service on the two Green Line branches first thing Sunday morning.
The MBTA had to run shuttle buses between Kenmore and Reservoir after a tree fell on wires that run along the tracks this morning. At 8:43 a.m., the T reported the tree had been cleared, the wires had been fixed and regular trolley service had resumed.
The MBTA reports delays on the Riverside Line due to an injured owl caught between the tracks at Brookline Hills, but that a worker safely removed Hooty and handed him over to the town's animal control officer.
Transit Police report arresting a Somerville man for assault with a dangerous weapon for an incident this morning that started at the Riverside Green Line station, then continued on an inbound trolley. Read more.
As Orange and Red Line riders wearily await new cars, some Green Line riders got to spend time today on one of the new trolleys on that line. Alex Cox boarded the new trolley on its first day in service on the Green Line today.
It's one of 24 new trolleys coming online to add capacity for that fabled day when the Green Line Extension opens past Lechmere.