Update 10 a.m.: The MBTA website has changed the delays from severe to minor. The update coincided with a tweet from Universal Hub’s Adam Gaffin indicating trains were running normally again.
Transit Police clearing from crowd-control duties at Red Line stations as subway trains begin running more normally #mbta— Adam Gaffin (@universalhub) May 13, 2014
Original Story: The MBTA tweeted on Tuesday morning that there were severe delays on the Red Line due to a signal problem at Alewife Station.
#mbta Red Line experiencing severe delays due to signal problem at Alewife Station— MBTA (@MBTA) May 13, 2014
The tweet came after “track issues” at the same station caused moderate delays on Monday night.
As you might expect, morning commuters were not happy. Here is a sampling of the unique combination of outrage and lack-of-surprise that only MBTA delays can bring:
Driver says switching problem at alewife and Davis. #mbta alerts say signal problem. One? Both? Do they even know?— Sarah Smith (@SarahCSmith) May 13, 2014
I could swim to work across the Charles faster than the red line can get me there. And I can't swim.— Mike Miccoli (@MikeMiccoli) May 13, 2014
All of you on the red line... You need a drink after that ride #mbta— Kick It By Eliza (@kickitbyeliza) May 13, 2014