Blue Line Suspension Extended Again After Construction Derailment

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The MBTA says the suspension on the Blue Line will continue until Wednesday, May 18. A portion of the line which was originally supposed to reopen on Sunday was first delayed to Friday, and now will only reopen next week.

The original suspension was to allow for construction work in the Blue Line Harbor Tunnel, which the MBTA says will help stop flooding and improve transit times.

The Authority says the new delay was caused when a construction tool cart derailed in what the service called a "complicated area of track" near Airport Station earlier this week.

Officials say there weren't any injuries, but that the MBTA needs more time to do the rest of the repairs and upgrades.

The MBTA has been running shuttles in a one-way loop between Airport station and Government Center, and will keep doing so until Wednesday.

"The MBTA knows how frustrating any service interruption is for riders," the Authority said in a statement.

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