MBTA suspends service under Government Center Garage due to structural issue; Streets closed to traffic

BOSTON – A structural problem with the Government Center Parking Garage is causing issues for the MBTA and impacting traffic in the area.

The MBTA announced during the Thursday evening commute that Green Line service is being replaced by shuttle buses between Government Center and Lechmere.

The Orange Line is suspended between North Station and Back Bay.

Boston Police said many streets in the area are also closed due to the MBTA structural issues. Parts of Congress Street, Surface Road, New Chardon Street and Sudbury Street will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians.

Police say the closures and detours will remain in effect until further notice.

Orange Line Service is running between Oak Grove and North Station and between Forest Hills and Back Bay. Customers can use Green Line service through Downtown.

The MBTA has not explained what caused the structural damage or how it was discovered.

Service on the Green and Orange Lines was disrupted in March due to a collapse at the Government Center Parking Garage. More than a week after the collapse, engineers said it was safe for service to resume.

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