BOSTON – The MBTA has completed Green Line track work and removed 12 speed restrictions. Also, it has shortened two speed restrictions on the Green Line E branch between Prudential and Copley stations.
The MBTA has completed Green Line track work and removed 12 speed restrictions. Also, it has shortened two speed restrictions on the Green Line E branch between Prudential and Copley stations.
Since November 27th, crews worked on the track while service on the Green Line was suspended “on the B branch from Babcock Street to Kenmore, on the E branch between Heath Street and Copley, and in the downtown area between Kenmore and North Station.”
MBTA General Manager and CEO Phillip Eng said: “Repairing our infrastructure is essential to providing a safe and more reliable trip for our riders. Equally important is rebuilding public trust in our ability to deliver for them. Through close collaboration between contractors’ crews and our growing in-house Maintenance of Way staff, the MBTA continues to demonstrate a new way of doing business at the T and safely improving our tracks and infrastructure. . . The MBTA is proud to have accomplished this most recent work on the Green Line with the public now benefitting from upgraded station enhancements and a more reliable trip thanks to the removal of 12 safety-related speed restrictions, which is two more than we set out to repair. I thank our riders for their patience and the MBTA team for their tireless efforts. We know there continues to be work to do and lessons learned will continue to be incorporated to streamline efforts and better serve the public.”
Crews worked on upgrading the flooring and lighting as well as performed track and tie replacement work, implemented structural tunnel repairs on sections of the Green Line, performed tunnel inspections, replaced decades-old switches, repaired flooring and stairs, painted Arlington Station, implemented accessible boarding improvements at Park Street Station, replaced sections of overhead power wire in underground sections of the Green Line, installed additional E-ink signs at street-level on the Green Line E branch, inspected station overhead locations and stairway areas, completed work on signal system cables, switches, and power junction boxes, and restored service to a critical pump room at Charles Street.
Other work that took place on the Green Line includes: “cleaning, sanding, and painting wood benches; performing tactile repairs; installing/replacing station signage; painting columns and ceilings at station platforms; painting stair risers, doors, and door frames; performing flooring/tile repairs; replacing lights; patching spalls on concrete columns; and replacing/cleaning light covers.”