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Posted on August 28, 2011

The MBTA is pleased to announce that service will operate on a regular weekday schedule, effective this morning.  Having already removed more than one hundred trees or large branches from track rights-of-way yesterday, MBTA and MBCR personnel worked through the night clearing the rails and restoring power to signal systems and overhead wires.  The MBTA also worked closely with the City of Boston to prioritize the removal of trees or branches along roads traveled by MBTA buses.

Normal service has resumed on the Red, Orange, Blue, and Green lines.  Minor delay delays on the D branch due to on-going signal system repairs between Riverside and Newton Centre Stations.  In the event that the signals remain down at the start of service personnel will be in place to institute manual operation.

All downed trees have been removed from the D Branch.  However, due to ongoing tree removal activities being conducted by the Town of Newton and NStar, the Riverside Parking facility will remain closed.  Customers are urged to seeking alternative parking at other facilities such as Woodland Station.   Transit Police will be on scene to assist and direct customers.

On Commuter Rail, minor signal problems continue on the Worcester and Fitchburg Lines, but are not expected to result in significant delays.

Amtrak is conducting tree removal activities on the Providence line, with no significant delays are expected.

All bus, Trackless Trolley will run as scheduled.                       

Customers are strongly encouraged to check for service alerts and advisories.

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