MBTA takes over Orange Line, bus service; The Green Line service still unavailable

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The orange line is already working again.

The MBTA has resumed service on the Orange Line between Back Bay and North Station, effective immediately, after it was shut down on Monday.

The metro line has been suspended due to fears it is unsafe following the partial collapse of a garage near the Government Center which occurred on Saturday and killed a construction worker.

Service was halted so engineers could assess the safety of the subway line.

“After a thorough and thorough inspection of the Orange Line tunnel, T engineers and partner agencies have determined that it is safe to resume Orange Line service,” the MBTA said. wrote on Twitter Tuesday.

The MBTA said trains will run at reduced speed between Back Bay and North Station, and trains will bypass Haymarket Station for the time being.

Bus routes 92, 93, 111, 426 and 450 have now all resumed regular routes, the MBTA said.

The Green Line will still be suspended between the Government Center and Gare du Nord, the MBTA said, and from Wednesday morning shuttles that had replaced Green Line trains between these stations will be halted.

The T said Green Line passengers can take the Orange Line between these stations, which is faster than the shuttles.

“Because most of the debris resulting from the partial collapse of the garage fell to the surface directly above the Green Line, structural engineers are continuing an intensive review and assessment of the tunnels used by Green Line trains. “, T officials wrote in a press release on Tuesday.

Melvin Z. Madore