Share your comments on Wednesday's snarly commute.
On the coldest morning of the season so far, hundreds of Boston commuters were forced to wait outside for bus shuttles after two separate issues closed down portions of both the Green and Red MBTA lines. Service had resumed by 11 a.m. on Wednesday, soon enough for the afternoon commuters, but not soon enough for those traveling in the morning. So Patch wants to know: Were you left out in the cold this morning? How did the breakdowns affect your morning commute? What did you see, what was the mood (we can guess) and what alternate plans did you take? What do you think the MBTA should have done differently? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
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.
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 boston.com, the trouble started around 8 a.m. when smoke from an electrical line forced officials to evacuate Arlington station. Meanwhile, a disabled train on the Red Line has delayed service between JKF/UMass and Park Street, according to …