Did T Problems Leave You in the Cold Wednesday Morning?

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.

Kim January 23, 2013 at 08:02 PM
I walked from Kenmore to my office, in the south end...a lovely 2 mile, 40 min walk in 8 degree weather. The human pileup at the top of the still-running Kenmore escalator where commuters waited for the too-full shuttle buses wasn't too reassuring. I tried to get a cab, but I couldn't find a free one, even when I tried to share with other commuters. So I showed up 20 min late to work (glad I left extra time!!) shivering and sweating at the same time. My day started off great...how about yours?
mike January 23, 2013 at 08:48 PM
i don't know what a carmans union is. i work in a cubicle in cambridge. i checked the train status before i left and saw the red line had a disabled train, and there was a fire on the green line. so i took the 1 bus... know before you go right?
Just a person! January 23, 2013 at 11:37 PM
Really can't be as bad as waiting EVERY single afternoon trying to get out of Charlestown by the way of the New Boulivard...... Oh I'm sorry my mistake it's still Rutherford. Ave. but when it becomes the Boulivard it won't be any better, maybe worse. Thank you ...again CNC
Matthew January 24, 2013 at 08:06 PM
I disagree. The MBTA doesn't get to say, "We're doing the best we can." Perhaps I'm judging harshly, but operators need to treat T customers with the utmost respect and make them feel welcome or be taken to task for it. While the it's ridiculous that the colosal fiasco that was/is the Big Dig for dumped on the MBTA financially, what's done is done. People depend on the T. It's up to the MBTA brass to pull their heads out of their rears and realize that few people think they're doing a good job.
Matthew January 24, 2013 at 08:09 PM
You survived and got some exercise to boot. I walk over three miles round trip from Charlestown to work every day, rain or shine, hot or frigidly cold. I have a car and could take the bus, but getting the exercise in is more important to me. In fact, when it was single digets the other morning, I still walked home after the night shift.


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