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MBTA resumes service after shutdown due to search for bombing suspects

Posted by Your Town  April 19, 2013 06:36 PM

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The MBTA resumed most modes of service Friday evening after shutting down the entire system since the start of the day as law enforcement scoured the area searching for a suspect in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.

At about 6 p.m., officials announced that the Boston-area's public system was restarting effective immediately, except for the commuter rail, ferry service and the RIDE, which will resume at the start of service Saturday.

Copley Station at the center of the Boston Marathon crime scene in the city's Back Bay remains closed, said T spokesman Joe Pesaturo.

Buses and the Red, Orange, Blue, Green and Silver lines were resumed with "limited" service, officials said.

Asked if there will continue to be increased security on the T, including National Guard soldiers and Boston Police officers in some stations, Pesaturo said: "There is no change the T's security posture."

Hubway, the city's bike share program, simultaneously announced the resumption of its service.

The news came as state leaders and law enforcement lifted a stay-at-home order, but urged the public to remain vigilant for the still at-large suspect.

For the latest and complete coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, visit Boston.com.

E-mail Matt Rocheleau at mjrochele@gmail.com.
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