Sparks, Smoke Suspend Service On MBTA Green Line

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — MBTA Green Line service was suspended between the Kenmore and Haymarket stations after riders reported seeing sparks and smoke.

The MBTA said the disruption was due to a power problem involving sparking overhead wires. Around 2 p.m., they said service had been restored, but with 10-minute delays.

Video posted to Twitter around noon showed Park Street Station full of smoke, and other pictures and video taken by riders showed what appeared to be an explosion of overhead wires near a Green Line train.

An MBTA spokesperson said smoke was emanating from an overhead trough that contains electrical wiring.

There were also reports of issues on the Blue Line.

On Monday, the independent panel hired to assess the MBTA found safety to not be a high priority.

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