11.26.2012

The MBTA service is expected back on track on Tuesday after temporary closure

The MBTA service is expected to resume most of Tuesday morning, then closed for part of Monday's powerful storm hit Massachusetts, a spokesman for T.

Subway will resume regular service, but buses will replace trains on the D branch of the Green Line between Riverside and Reservoir stations, said Joe Pesaturo, MBTA spokesman.

Commuter rail service expected to return to delays and suspension Line Providence / Stoughton between Mansfield and Wickford Junction. Pesaturo encourage tourists to visit the website for updates MBTA.com authorities.

As the passengers rushed to the line of subway and commuter train station on Monday night to get the last train before the system shuts down at 2 pm because of Hurricane sand, has been criticized by several MBTA passengers waiting too long to announce the closing.

Announcement should strike on Sunday, giving people more time to prepare, says Julian Down an irritating Cambridge, pending a final Red Line train at South Station, shortly after 2 PM closing. "They knew about the storm, they know the storm is coming," says the employee Biotechnology.

No official reason was not able to make the announcement earlier, he added.

Transportation Secretary Richard Davey said he ordered the MBTA, subway and commuter rail bus service at 10 am on Monday because he feared for the safety of passengers and employees, transit agencies face growing over reports of fallen lines power, trees and branches, and worried that the flood will increase the passive system.

"We looked at the forecast and it looks like we will have a significant and sustained winds Boston metropolitan area more than 50 miles per hour,'' he said, noting that most of the extensive public transportation system on earth and are not covered by the subway tunnel.

Davey said in a telephone interview that closing was announced 10 hours for passengers who took T to work will have time to work out an alternative plan.

However, some passengers said they wish they had known before, since the announcement of the final meaning that some workers are stranded.

"It's sad," said Jim Silvers, when he took the train to North Station on Monday afternoon. "People have to work and can not go home," said Malden resident, noted that workers in hospitals, hotels and pharmacies can be taken the T to work, thinking I can do at home.

But Davey said the T confirmed on Sunday and on its website Monday that the sand storm could force the closure of transport, public places at all times. T should be credited for his choice to run the bus, subway, commuter rail and rail during Monday said.

Last year, the MBTA has been criticized by almost completely during Hurricane Irene, said Davey.

"We can not just run the service at all,'' said Davey. "But we heard about the hospital and the medical profession last year during Hurricane Irene really put a busy medical community."

"By keeping service for nine hours now, we are able to provide transportation to medical professionals and other personnel needed for emergency situations," said T spokesman said later.

Davey added: "The closing of public transportation is never perfect. But given the circumstances, the security of our customers and employees is paramount.''

Many learned of the closure of T leave work early. Train waiting at the station is so crowded south in the afternoon as usual evening rush hour, though passengers are reduced by 70 percent for the day.

But the clock approached 02:00, local thinning. At the stop of the red line, only a small number of people waiting for the last train.

Others never heard of stops and we were lucky to catch a train.

"I do not know," he said Ulises Markson, who worked at Au Bon Pain and the South Station in the afternoon.

Dave Miller, a resident of Boston, said he understands the decision to close the T Despite busy cause.

"I completely understand,'' he said. "Better be careful, but I hope they brought.''

Davey said the blue line, green line and buses in Belmont, Cambridge, Watertown, and all the charms airline and commuter rail tracks a few isolated patches of forest by.

At 3 pm, at least 15 trees or large branches fell to four subway lines and four suburban train lines.

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