Downed wire stops trolley service along D branch of the Green Line, MBTA officials say

A downed wire prompted the MBTA to stop running trolleys along the D branch of the Green Line Sunday evening.

The T first ran shuttle bus service between Riverside and Kenmore stations, according to an alert posted at about 6:45 p.m. on the public transit agency’s website.

Later, trolley service resumed between Reservoir and Kenmore stations, while buses continued to replace trolley service between Reservoir and Riverside stations, according to Kelly Smith, a spokeswoman for the MBTA.

She said that the shuttles will run between Reservoir and Riverside stations until the end of service Sunday, but that crews are expected to finish repairs to the downed wire later Sunday night and T officials “do not anticipate any impact on the [Monday] morning commute.’’


The wire came down near Newton Center, Smith said in an e-mail. As of about 10 p.m. Sunday, crews continued to work to repair the wire, she wrote.

The T’s online alert “encouraged’’ riders to use alternate transportation options, including taking the C branch of the Green Line, to avoid delays.

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