MBTA adds new speed restrictions on Red, Orange, Blue, and Green Lines

Commuters wait as a train full of passengers arrives at the South Station Red Line subway stop, Wednesday, July 13, 2022, in Boston. Boston's public transit system is a mess, harried commuters and officials are increasingly looking to a Chinese-owned subway car manufacturer to account for some of the troubles. There have been fatal accidents, subway car collisions, malfunctioning elevators, and trains running on weekend schedules during rush hour. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (WLNE) — The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority added new speed restrictions on the Red, Orange, Blue, and Green Lines — resulting in additional travel time for commuters.

The MBTA wrote on social media that the speed will be reduced to between 10 to 25 mph, effective immediately.

In a statement Thursday, the MBTA said the speed restrictions are the result of findings following a recent site visit of the Red Line between Ashmont and Savin Hill by the Department of Public Utilities.

“The MBTA apologizes in advance for these inconveniences and remains committed to operating the transit system in the safest manner possible,” wrote the MBTA in a statement.

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