Overcrowding is still common on the Franklin line. This morning, though, it was particularly bad. By the time the #708 train (departing from Franklin/Forge Park at 7AM) reached Norwood Central (which is the mid-point of the run), passengers were being jammed into the aisles. I couldn't see the outer vestibules, but the crowding was extreme:
One accident with a train this crowded would probably cause at least twice as many casualties than there would be if the train had adequate seating.