MBTA suspends Orange and Green Line service due to structural issues with Government Center Garage
BOSTON (WHDH) - The MBTA announced that service has been partially suspended on the Orange and Green Lines due to a structural issue at the Government Center Garage.
The MBTA announced that shuttle buses will replace trains between the Green Lines’ Government Center and Lechmere stations while the Orange Line was suspended in full between the North Station and Back bay locations.
According to the developers of the Government Center Garage, a team of engineers surveying the MBTA tunnels beneath the garage discovered a column compromised from years of water damage. The developers said that the column damage is unrelated to the garage demolition.
The Government Center Garage was previously under structural investigation after a partial collapse left one dead in March.
The sudden closure caught thousands of evening commuters …
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