Few things unite the Boston region more than its love/hate relationship with the T. The Western Hemisphere’s oldest subway system is either the economic lifeblood joining myriad municipalities and neighborhoods—or a royal pain in the you-know-what every single day without fail.
The latter feeling manifests itself most acutely during extreme weather. Remember the epic T meltdowns during the winter of ‘15? And how about during our recent heatwave, when some T stops became cauldrons of smelly, stagnant air?
But it does not necessarily take high temperatures or blowing snow to make a particular T station unbearable. Chronically late and overcrowded trains can do it. So can faulty, inconvenient infrastructure. Or consistently bad service from MBTA employees.
- Reminders Boston's Wintry Weather Could Be Much Worse [Curbed Boston]