MBTA lifts speed restriction that covered all of Green Line
BOSTON - Trains will be able to move faster on the Green Line as of Sunday night.
The MBTA announced it has lifted the speed restriction that covered all of the Green Line. "Block speed restrictions" are still in place for about 18% of the track.
The Green Line was the only subway line to be totally limited to 10-25 mph for over a week. The MBTA briefly implemented a global speed restriction March 9 amid concerns about properly documenting defects on the tracks.
It was expected that the speed restriction for the entire Green Line would be lifted Saturday, but it took an extra day for more tests.
"Riders should continue to plan for longer headways and additional travel time," the T said.
The MBTA's interim general manager pledged last week to make sure a system-wide slowdown "never happens again."
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