Thursday, 4:30 PM
T running again after power failure
By Globe Staff
A power failure in the MBTA's control centre this afternoon temporarily disrupted communication with trains and forced the shutdown of the entire subway system.
The outage had the most significant impact on the Red Line, where trains stopped running for 35 to 40 minutes, according to Joe Pesaturo, a spokesman for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. It took officials less time to restore service on other T lines. All power and communication was repaired by 3:45 p.m.
"The precise cause of the failure is the focus of an ongoing investigation," Pesaturo said in an email.