And then an announcement came on the loudspeakers saying there was a "medical emergency" at Harvard and it was delaying trains from Alewife to Park in both directions. Great.
So I waited some more, and another announcement came on saying that there were going to be shuttles between Alewife and Harvard. Oh, goody, because you know, I can't get enough of that up escalator at Porter.
So I get up to the surface along with everyone else and there's lots of shuttle buses going to Alewife. But Harvard and points south? Not so much. Some people took the 77 bus, but then one of the drivers said it wasn't a shuttle and was making people pay again.
T personnel? Well, there was one guy, and he was on the other side of the street, the side with all the shuttles to Alewife.
I gave up, and took a cab to Central Square. There were quite a few flashing lights, Transit Police, and an interesting unmarked van around the Harvard station...but no ambulances. Interesting.
I got out of the taxi at the upper end of Central, and went down through the gate...just as a train was pullng up inbound. I got to Broadway Station just over an hour later than I should have...
I am, however, insanely curious about what that "medical emergency" was...the MBTA website was less than helpful, which is to say it was about as helpful as I expected it to be.