The day after a panel of experts released a scathing report that found “safety is not the priority at the T,” alarmed MBTA riders shared photos and videos of sparks flying off of overhead wires.
It led to delays and stations being shut down on the Green Line on Tuesday.
Here’s what happened, as told by Twitter:
One rider documented wires “exploding” on the Green Line.
— LT ✌️?? (@K1TTENM1TTENS) December 10, 2019
Another rider saw something similar.
thank you for such safe services? pic.twitter.com/QWDHC2BVKv
— emily liang (@emilyliang_) December 10, 2019
At one point, smoke appeared in Park Street Station.
— Kyron Owens (@KyronOwens) December 10, 2019
The electrical issues caused hefty delays.
Remember when they said the MBTA could handle the 2024 Boston Olympics? pic.twitter.com/58gkd98Zjd
— Mark Allen (@markallen1230) December 10, 2019
After a reporter briefed him on the morning’s MBTA havoc, Gov. Charlie Baker weighed in.
.@MassGovernor: “Without knowing the details, I don’t want to speak to it,” he said. He went on to say, “The T does a pretty good job of informing people with respect to issues associated with changes in their ability to preform and deliver.”
— KarynRegal (@Karynregal) December 10, 2019