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MBTA suspends portions of Orange and Green Line service due to structural issues with Government Center Garage – Boston News, Weather, Sports – Boston, Massachusetts

Boston, Massachusetts 2022-06-24 05:27:52 –

Boston (WHDH)-MBTA has announced that the Orange and Green Lines have been partially out of service due to structural issues in the Government Center Garage.

MBTA has announced that the shuttle bus will replace the train between the Government Center and Rehimea Station on the Green Line while the Orange Line is completely shut down between the North Station and Back Bay locations.

According to the developers of the Government Center Garage, a team of engineers investigating the MBTA tunnel under the garage found a pillar endangered by years of flooding. The developers said the pillar damage was unrelated to the dismantling of the garage.

The Government Center Garage was previously under structural investigation after one person died in a partial collapse in March.

Thousands of night commuters were surprised by the sudden closure. Many people remained idling at MBTA’s State Street Station.

“I don’t know how to get home,” a commuter told 7NEWS. “I’m pretty angry now, I have to go home.”

“We cannot tolerate any interruption in this service as a result of the HYM project. MBTA will try to hold HYM Construction responsible for all costs associated with this event,” said Steve Poftak, MBTA’s general manager. “Rider safety is our number one priority and unfortunately, as a result of this private organization project, the tunnel needs to be detoured until it is inspected and cleared by an independent expert.”

According to MBTA, rail services through the area will be closed until a team of structural engineers perform emergency repairs and confirm that the subway can be safely reopened.

The city said it would work closely with MBTA, garage owners and construction workers to ensure the safety of everyone.

Police said the roads in the area were closed to cars and pedestrians, which could affect traffic.

MBTA encourages anyone who can work from home to do so for the time being.

There was no time frame to resume full service.

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