The T is at the top of everyone’s mind right now as winter rears its slushy, slippery head in Boston.
But Blue Line passengers don’t have the weather to blame for the rush hour mishap that left hundreds standing out in the cold Tuesday night.
It was a dislodged grate that brought the train to a halt between Bowdoin, the line’s westernmost stop, and Maverick, inconveniently located across the water in East Boston.
The grate issue "remains under investigation," MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo said in an email. When asked if the T planned to investigate other grates in the system, Pesaturo wrote: "The MBTA will continue to perform regularly scheduled inspections of its tunnels."
The MBTA first tweeted about “urgent tunnel repairs” underway just before 5 p.m. Service resumed about two hours later.