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MBTA’s plan to fully reopen Green Line after partial parking lot collapse

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority reveals next steps for fully reopening the Green Line after a Boston parking lot partially collapsed – the result of a fatal construction accident. The MBTA said seismographs will monitor vibrations underground inside its tunnels while crews above ground clean up debris and rubble. Once the debris is cleared, surface inspections could take place starting this weekend. The data will hopefully provide the MBTA with an indication of the safety of restarting service in the region. Green Line service between North Station and the Government Center has been suspended since last Saturday’s deadly partial collapse of the Government Center car park at 1 Congress St. The collapse, which officials say was the result of a construction accident, claimed the life of 51-year-old Peter Monsini, of South Easton. On Tuesday, the MBTA resumed Orange Line subway service between North Station and Back Bay Station after the MBTA structural engineering team determined it was safe to resume service in this section after inspection of the infrastructure and subsequent testing of trains in tunnels. The MBTA is encouraging Green Line customers to use the Orange Line parallel service until further notice. These customers can make underground transfers to the Orange Line at both North Station and Park Street Station. The demolition of the Government Center parking lot has been going on for several years. Demonstration work began in December 2016 as part of a project to build a six-building mixed-use development called Bulfinch Crossing. The Bulfinch Crossing project includes a 1 million square foot office tower, a hotel and what will be Boston’s tallest apartment tower at 45 stories. date service information regarding any MBTA hijackings related to the partial collapse of the Government Center parking lot.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority reveals next steps for fully reopening the Green Line after a Boston parking lot partially collapsed – the result of a fatal construction accident.

The MBTA said seismographs will monitor vibrations underground inside its tunnels while crews above ground clean up debris and rubble.

Once the debris has been cleared, surface inspections could take place starting this weekend.

The data will hopefully provide the MBTA with an indication of the safety of restarting service in the region.

Green Line service between North Station and Government Center has been suspended since last Saturday’s fatal partial collapse of the Government Center car park at 1 Congress St.

The collapse, which officials say was the result of a construction accident, claimed the life of Peter Monsini, 51, of South Easton.

On Tuesday, the MBTA resumed Orange Line subway service between North Station and Back Bay Station after the MBTA structural engineering team determined it was safe to resume service in that section after an inspection of the infrastructure and subsequent testing of trains in tunnels.

The MBTA encourages Green Line customers to use the Orange Line parallel service until further notice. These customers can make underground transfers to the Orange Line at both North Station and Park Street Station.

The demolition of the Government Center parking lot has been going on for several years.

Demonstration work began in December 2016 as part of a project to build a six-building mixed-use development called Bulfinch Crossing.

The Bulfinch Crossing project includes a 1 million square foot office tower, a hotel and what will be Boston’s tallest apartment tower at 45 stories.

Click here for the most up-to-date service information regarding MBTA diversions related to the partial Government Center parking lot collapse.

Deena S. Hawkins

The author Deena S. Hawkins