Back Bay Transportation Nightmare

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Universal Hub reports a cable fire on the Green Line near the Arlington station is causing major transit headaches this morning. Stations are shut down in the Back Bay, with commuters waiting over 25 minutes for shuttle buses at Kenmore Station. Many are opting to walk the remainder of their commute in this morning’s 10 degree, windy weather.

Surface transit is also affected, with traffic clogged on Boylston St. from Arlington St. running west to the Prudential Tower. It also appears Silver Line buses are coming into service off their normal route as shuttles, replacing the Green Line.

The Green Line is stuck half a stop away and it's 10 degrees out. #mbtaannoy
Anne Steele

If helicopters and fire engines weren’t enough, the Red Line commuters also suffered disabled trains at Porter and Andrew stations.