BOSTON - The Green Line E branch is back service after track repair work.
The MBTA announced late Wednesday night that service on the Green Line E Branch would be suspended between Brigham Circle and Heath Street due to a track problem.
Officials say the issue was a broken rail at Riverway eastbound. Train service on this line was expected to be suspended until Friday, July 13.
Around 9:30 a.m. Friday, MBTA announced the track work was complete and regular service resumed in both directions.
#MBTA #GreenLine E Branch - Update: Service is suspended btwn Brigham Circle & Heath St due a track problem thru approx. Friday, July 13. Please use Rt 39 bus as alternate.— MBTA (@MBTA) July 12, 2018
For Rt 39 bus connections: If on Orange Line, transfer at Back Bay. If on Green Line, transfer at Copley. pic.twitter.com/ZG1em2WHjs
The area along South Huntington is where those who ride the Green Line are forced to take a bus while the repairs are being made. Some are forced to walk an uncomfortable distance during their commute now.
"Because the service stopped I had to walk a lot farther, I ended up walking 3 more stops away in order to catch the Green Line this morning," Elizabeth Wig, a commuter, said.
The MBTA's CEO Luis Manuel Ramirez tweeted out pictures of the newly done rails that have been installed. He also said that it will take 20 workers to repair 150 feet of rails.
#MBTA workers today fabricated sections of new, curved rail for the #GreenLine on Huntington Ave. Tonight, up to 20 employees will be working to remove and replace approx. 150 feet of rail. We appreciate our customers' patience while we work to complete the job asap. pic.twitter.com/8eZmvRygZz— Luis Manuel Ramírez (@LMRAMIREZGM) July 12, 2018
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