MBTA Blue Line Service Resumes Following East Boston Fire

 

EAST BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — After a nine-alarm fire left part of the MBTA Blue Line flooded and damaged last week, service was suspended between Boston and Revere—but trains were back up and running Monday morning.

Service had been replaced by shuttle buses between the Airport and Wonderland Stations over the weekend following the massive Friday blaze at New England Casket Company, a few hundred yards from the Orient Heights station.

 

Signal and power equipment was damaged during efforts to fight the fire.

In the photo below, some of that damage to the tracks can be seen:

 

Crews worked around the clock to repair the damages, the MBTA said in a release, and the first train rolled through on time at the start of service Monday.

"I want to thank our customers for their patience as we worked to restore the Blue Line to full service following the disruption caused by Friday night’s fire,” MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak said in the release. "I especially want to thank our teams who worked around the clock to remediate flooding, and expedite repair and replacement of key power and signal equipment."

 

WBZ NewsRadio's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports

 

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