MBTA’s own green line service to Green was suspended for hours due to tunnel damage.

MBTA's own green line service to Green was suspended for hours due to tunnel damage.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said Saturday that the green line train service between Copley and government center MBTA stations was suspended for hours due to damage to the tunnel caused by utility work on Tremont Street. Service between Boyleston and Government Center was initially suspended at 1:20 pm, but was suspended and extended to Arlington Station 20 minutes later. The service suspension was extended to Copley station just after 3 p.m. MBTA tweeted that Green Line trains were delayed by more than 30 minutes at one point and that some trains were diverted to Boston University East, Kenmore or Northeastern University. The Authority asked riders to use the Orange Line for their own down-to-earth service. Some riders took to social media to express their frustration. One rider claimed they were on the train they had stopped for more than an hour without any updates.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said the Green Line train service between Copley and Government Center MBTA stations was suspended for hours due to a tunnel failure caused by utility work on Tremont Street.

The service between Boylestone and Government Center was suspended at 1:20 pm, but was temporarily extended to Arlington Station 20 minutes later. The service suspension was extended to Copley station just after 3 p.m.

At one point, MBTA tweeted that Green Line trains were more than 30 minutes late and that some trains at Boston University East, Kenmore or Northeastern University may have been rerouted.

The Transit Authority has asked riders to use the Orange Line for their own downhill service.

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Some riders took to social media to express their frustration. One rider claimed they were on the train they had stopped for more than an hour without any updates.

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