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Crews Replace 150 Feet of Rail on MBTA's Green Line E Branch

The MBTA Green Line E Branch received 150 feet of new rails after it broke at Riverway

What to Know

  • Crews replaced 150 feet of rail for the MBTA Green Line E Branch track.
  • The shut down lasted a full day and was in effect from Brigham Circle to Heath Street.
  • Commuters were advised to take the Route 39 bus as an alternative.

After a full day of repairs and a shutdown, crews finished placing 150 feet of new rails for the MBTA Green Line E Branch.

MBTA officials first announced the shutdown Thursday and said the service will be down from Brigham Circle to Heath Street. The broken rail was reported at Riverway, they said.

Officials suggested commuters take the Route 39 bus as an alternative. Travelers on the Green Line can transfer at Copley and Orange Line commuters can transfer at Back Bay.

"It hasn't really been that inconvenient for me," Cora Telles, an MBTA commuter, said. "On the way home it's tougher. I actually like it better, I think."

The following stops were affected by the repairs:

  • Heath Street
  • Back of the Hill
  • Riverway
  • Mission Park
  • Fenwood Road
  • Brigham Circle
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