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Storm damage delays reopening of Green Line's 'D' branch

Posted by Leslie Anderson  October 30, 2012 04:14 PM

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Full service won't return to the Green Line's 'D' branch until at least Wednesday afternoon as crews clear downed trees and repair damaged equipment caused by Hurricane Sandy, MBTA officials said.

At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, MBTA general manager Jonathan Davis said that service was suspended from Kenmore to Riverside stations.

A tweet later on from the MBTA said that service was resuming between Kenmore and Newton Highlands. The stretch from Newton Highlands to Riverside remained shut down, however, and shuttle buses were taking riders between the two stations.

Workers are hoping to resume service by afternoon rush hour on Wednesday, Davis said.

Trees and limbs have fallen across some portions of the line and crews are working to clear the debris. Near the Eliot Station in Newton, the work is more complicated.

"This is the most serious," said Transportation Secretary Richard Davey.

There, a giant tree fell during the storm and twisted a metal pole and pulled down the electrical wires used to help propel the trains.

Crews need to install a new pole, make sure that its concrete support system dries, and rewire the section, officials said.

Deirdre Fernandes can be reached at deirdre.fernandes@globe.com.

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