Green Line shut in Back Bay Smoldering cable forces evacuation ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Suzanne Kreiter / Globe Staff A smoldering cable on the Green Line this morning forced the evacuation of hundreds of commuters. Suzanne Kreiter / Globe Staff The evacuation pushed hundreds of commuters above ground into freezing temperatures. Suzanne Kreiter / Globe Staff The passengers were escorted above ground from Kenmore Square to Government Center stops. Suzanne Kreiter / Globe Staff Commuters waited in link for shuttle buses to take them to their destinations. Suzanne Kreiter / Globe Staff Service on that stretch of the Green Line was down from approximately 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.