MBTA Announces Completion Of Track Work On Red Line After Days Of Closures

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Monday, the MBTA announced the completion of track work on the Red Line, and that 13 speed restrictions have been lifted.

“With each diversion, we are delivering a safer and more reliable service to our riders. We continue to make great progress on this critical work to maintain the system,” said MBTA General Manager Phillip Eng. 

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The T said among the upgrades, about 11,500 feet of rail, more than 1,500 ties, and about 11,400 plates were replaced.

The MBTA said that the completed work "means riders will experience a more reliable trip with fewer unplanned service disruptions related to older tracks, older infrastructure, or power problems."

"Riders will also be provided with a safer ride as a result of this state of good repair," the T said in a statement.

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