Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Firefighters and T workers were able to isolate a smoldering electrical wire in Arlington station. The loss of Green Line service and an unrelated Red Line incident wreaked havoc on the morning commute.
The MBTA restored Green Line service late Wednesday morning after an electrical fire at Arlington station shut down portions of the service. According to the Boston Fire Department, the station was shut down because of smoking electrical wires. "The power had to be shut down to de-energize the smoldering cable. This caused the closing and evacuation of Arlington & Copley," fire officials wrote on the department's official Twitter account. The offending cable was identified just before 10 a.m., according to the fire department. The evacuation and shut down affected all Green Line branches. And an unrelated incident on the Red line further complicated the morning commute during one of the coldest days of the year. MBTA Green Line service …
An electrical problem on the Green Line and a disabled train on the Red line have tied up the morning commute and forced a partial service shutdown during one of the coldest days of the year.
Two separate incidents have troubled Wednesday morning's subway commute. An electrical problem at the Arlington station has shut Green line service at different points for each branch of the line. Inbound service on the B branch ends at Blandford Street, the C and D branches end at Kenmore and all E branch service is suspended. For the B, C and D branches, bus shuttles will ferry riders inbound to Government Center. For E branch riders, the MBTA recommends they take the 39 bus instead. According to the Boston Fire Department, the trouble started around 8 a.m. when smoke from an electrical line forced officials to power down and evacuate Arlington and Copley stations. By 10 a.m., the MBTA was able to isloate the problem cable. Meanwhile…
Monday, January 7, 2013
Trains throughout the region have been and will continue to be affected today because of a downed wire at the Forest Hills MBTA station.
A downed Amtrak line wire at Forest Hills station caused delays on multiple area trains this morning – and the delays could continue through tonight’s commute. A New York-bound Acela train’s overhead wire fell while passing through the station at 5:45 this morning knocking out power to the train, according to Boston.com. This blocked one mainline track to and from South Station, according to the site. The wire was live so multiple lines that run along that course had to be shut down during peak morning commute hours, the story says. Delays could extend through the afternoon commute hours while the trains get back on line.