The MBTA today extended the Blue Line shutdown between East Boston and downtown until at least Tuesday, in part due to a derailment of a "construction tool cart" near Airport during repair work earlier this week.
Due to the complicated area of track in the diversion area, a construction tool cart derailed near Airport station earlier this week. There were no injuries. The process to re-rail the tool cart earlier this week and make other repairs while continuing to finish scheduled work means additional time is needed to safely complete the project.
Repair work was originally expected to end Monday.
The MBTA apologizes for the need to extend this diversion, and for the inconvenience experienced by riders during this service suspension. The MBTA knows how frustrating any service interruption is for riders, including unscheduled extensions in shuttle bus diversions, and work crews are actively working as quickly and safely as possible to get the work done. The MBTA continues to express its appreciation of riders’ patience as this important Blue Line work is completed correctly.
Details on shuttles and ferries.