It wouldn’t be a typical month in Boston without technical difficulties on the MBTA.
the red line is always trending and it’s never for anything good
— daria miller (@dardarbinks_) March 24, 2016
On Thursday morning, severe delays plagued the Red Line. You know, the same line that caused hour-long delays for countless commuters at the end of January. This understandably frustrated throngs of Bostonians who had to deal with packed cars and trains that moved at a glacial pace.
— Andrew Wong (@awongyl) March 24, 2016
— am. (@AmbulerM) March 24, 2016
The bad news: MBTA failures are so frequent, they have practically become expected. The good news: The more the T fails, the funnier people’s reactions become.
— Paul⭐️ (@paulsavage) March 24, 2016
Apparently, the service-clogging issue was related to a switch problem at Alewife Station. The MBTA accommodated riders who elected to use the Commuter Rail in lieu of the Red Line, and according to tweets from the MBTA, said riders were not asked to pay the Zone 1 fare because of the delays.
— Liz Loveland (@lizl_genealogy) March 24, 2016
— B (@Bryant617) March 24, 2016
It took some people nearly two hours to take the train just a few stops Thursday morning. And with all that spare time, they shouted their frustrations into the void of the Internet.
Maybe this year I’ll win the star market monopoly so I don’t have to take the redline anymore?
— Alicia McGrath (@alicia_mcgrath) March 24, 2016
As of press time, regular service on the Red Line had resumed. But Bostonians’ love-hate relationship with the T line will surely last.
— Davina Chojnowski (@mobilegurlz) March 24, 2016