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Power problems roil Boston subway line

July 17, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — A power outage caused major problems on a Boston subway line during the morning commute.

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said in a tweet that there was “power problem” on the Blue Line at about 8 a.m. Wednesday near the Government Center station.

Shuttle buses replaced service between the Maverick and Bowdoin stations. Blue Line service resumed at about 9:30 a.m. and bus service was phased out. There were still some residual delays.

A spokesman says three trains were on the track at the time. One was at a station, and another was moved back to a station so passengers could disembark. A third train was just outside the Government Center stop and 200 passengers were safely evacuated.

The cause of the power problem is under investigation.

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