A bad day on the T ended on a bad note with major delays on the Blue Line


“It took 45 minutes to get from State Street to Maverick on the Blue Line, [and] we come to a power outage.

Some runners reported significant delays after the MBTA Blue Line experienced a late-night power issue. Jessica Rinaldi for the Boston Globe

Blue Line riders encountered delays – and a seemingly “black” Maverick station – around midnight Friday as the MBTA struggled with a power issue.

In a video posted to Twitter at 12:20 a.m., WBZ reporter Brandon Truitt showed a crowd of runners waiting for the Blue Line at State. Some had been waiting for a train for 40 minutes, he wrote.

Several Twitter users described seeing a power outage at Maverick.

“It took 45 minutes to get from State Street to Maverick on the Blue Line, [and] we are coming to a power outage,” Will Woodring tweeted. “How can this happen?”

Alex Ashlock tweeted that his train was “moving jerkily”.

“There appears to be a major power outage,” he wrote. “Pitch black in Maverick station, but we’re heading to Government Center.”

MBTA spokeswoman Lisa Battiston confirmed there was a blue line power issue which was resolved at 2am.

“Scheduled service has been running since service began this morning,” she told on Friday.

The Blue Line hiccups followed a morning of delays and confusion on the Red Line after the MBTA failed to complete night work in time.


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