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Green and Orange Lines have returned to full service following a weekend of disruptions – Boston 25 News



BOSTON — Some welcome news ahead of the Monday morning commute.

The MBTA says Green and Orange Line service has resumed Sunday evening, after days of disruption due to concerns about a support column at the Government Center Garage.

Orange Line service had been suspended between Back Bay and North Station and on the Green Line, shuttle buses had been running between Lechmere and Government Center stations.

“Following a comprehensive inspection of the infrastructure by internal and third party engineers and safety experts, an intensive assessment of the repair work performed, and subsequent testing of trains in the tunnels, the MBTA’s team of structural engineers have determined it is safe for both Orange and Green Line train services to resume,” said the T in a statement on Sunday.

“The Government Center Garage developer has installed the necessary supports to uphold the structure,” according to the T. “Based on comprehensive inspections of the repair work, structural engineers and safety experts have deemed the structures and the surrounding infrastructure to be structurally sound.” 

“Structural engineers will continue to closely monitor the tunnel and infrastructure during daily Orange and Green Line operations,” said the T, which thanked riders for their patience.

In a previous statement on Thursday, the MBTA blasted HYM Investment Group, blaming its Government Center parking garage demolition for the rail issues.

HYM said the structural concerns were not caused by their demo work but rather years of water damage. HYM said in a statement Friday they are “not in the business of pointing fingers,” but instead, were “looking to solve a problem that affects the people who live, work and commute in this city.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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