MBTA To Resume Service Monday

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s MBTA commuter transit system says most of its regular weekday service will resume Monday.

Service was suspended at 8 a.m. Sunday on subway, trolley, bus and commuter rail lines for the passage of Tropical Storm Irene, which toppled trees and power lines.

The transit agency said Sunday evening it has removed more than a hundred trees or large branches from track rights-of-way, and is working with the city to finish clearing bus routes of storm debris.

The MBTA says there is some concern about the Green Line’s above-ground Riverside branch, where numerous trees and branches came down on the trolley tracks or overhead electrical wires. Crews are working to get the line ready for the morning commute.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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