2018 Subway Delay Thread

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2018 Subway Delay Thread

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Red Line and Orange Line service is temporarily bypassing Downtown Crossing Station in both directions due to a pipe burst.

Park Street was closed for a while earlier. A train had a mechanical issue causing smoke.

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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

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By bypassing you just mean not making the station stop right? Not that there is a way around the station that I don't know of?

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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

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Yes, that's correct. Service has since resumed

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From mbta.com:
Blue Line service suspended is suspended between Wonderland & Orient Heights due to heavy flooding at Beachmont. No alternative service will be provided.
Aquarium Sta is closed due to flooding. Blue Line trains will bypass the station in both direction. Use State St Sta as an alternative

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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

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Not surprised they're bypassing Aquarium. Atlantic Ave is underwater and I've read that BFD has been rescuing people from Long Wharf and the Aquarium by boat
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

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Uh oh
Orange Line experiencing moderate delays due to Boston Fire Department activity at State Street.

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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

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Aquarium entrance, as the seas rolled in near this noon/1pm high tide (which was extra high due to the near-full moon)(from MBTA twitter feed)
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

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Worth its own post:
Video from MBTA police taken from platform level, showing the water pouring down the stairs:
https://twitter.com/MBTATransitPD/statu ... 4618925056
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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

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Green Line E branch service suspended between Copley and Northeastern University due to a switch problem at Copley. Please use the Route 39 bus as alternate service.

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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

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Red Line Braintree Branch experiencing severe delays due to a disabled train at North Quincy.

A single-track shuttle train is running between JFK/UMass and Braintree servicing all stops. Please board on the northbound track for service in both directions until further notice.
I got the first alert for this disabled train at about 8:00. By 8:40 delays were severe. Nearly 3 hours later and it still isn't resolved.

Update: Service is running in both directions again

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Re: Subway Delay Reports and Discussion

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Type 7 3684 wrote:Update: Service is running in both directions again
You should timestamp the update so we know when service resumed.
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

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Will do next time.

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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

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Yikes
Green Line D branch service suspended between Reservoir and Riverside because of a disabled train at Newton Centre.

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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

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They've got something a lot more serious than a "disabled train" if they're suspending service.
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Re: 2018 Subway Delay Thread

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Here's what happened:
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