Just four days after flood waters completely washed out 60 feet of rail bed beneath Green Line tracks in Newton, the MBTA is ready to restore train service between Reservoir and Newton Highlands Stations.
Thanks to the remarkable efforts of crews working around the clock since Tuesday, Green Line service through Newton will resume at approximately 2:30 today, in time for the afternoon/evening commute home.
In just 3 ½ days, work crews:
Installed a 125 foot, 18 inch in diameter, concrete drainage pipe to prevent wash-outs in the future
Erected a retaining wall comprised of concrete blocks
Re-built the earthen rail bed beneath the tracks
Restored power to the overhead wires and tested the signal system and tracks
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