Orange Line Train Drops Ceiling Panel Mid-Route on MBTA Riders
Our world-class transit system strikes again.
You never know what you’re gonna get on the MBTA, and when it comes to surprises on the commute, the Orange Line continues to deliver.
Just after 9 a.m., a passenger reported that a metal ceiling panel on her train came dislodged and flopped open. “My morning commute summed up in the following tweets,” wrote Juliana Piemonte, sharing a photo showing the agape ceiling, along with another photo of fellow T-riders pushing it back into place.
— Juliana Piemonte (@jpiemonteBH) January 25, 2018
The MBTA responded quickly after that to say that maintenance personnel would head to the scene to fix it. T spokesman Joe Pesaturo said in a statement reported in the Globe that crews had “secured the dropped panel” and are investigating. Piemonte told the paper that no one was hurt.
It wasn’t even Piemonte’s only T complaint of the day. She also shared video that she said was of the third train to come and go at her stop without enough room to board.