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Green Line C Branch closes Monday, will be replaced with shuttle service for 12 days

Passengers step off a Green Line train at the Park Street MBTA station on April 21, 2022.Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Shuttle buses will replace train service on the Green Line’s C Branch for 12 days starting Monday as crews work on track upgrades, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority said.

Bus service will run from Kenmore to Cleveland Circle from July 11 to July 22. The shuttle route bypasses the Kent Street and Brandon Hall stops, which the MBTA said will expedite travel. The T encouraged riders to use the Fairbanks Street and Summit Avenue stations in lieu of Brandon Hall, and either St. Paul Street or Hawes Street stations instead of Kent Street.

The project follows work on the B Branch, which included replacing 3,200 feet of track, upgrading a pedestrian crossing and road intersection, and installing equipment for the Green Line Train Protection System.

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Similar work is planned for the C Branch, where crews will replace 1,500 feet of track from Kenmore station to St. Mary’s station and install equipment for the train protection system.

The protection system is a $212 million project designed to avoid train collisions, add red-light signal protection, and incorporate speed enforcement, according to the MBTA. It is scheduled to be fully installed by the end of next year.

Work will continue on the Green Line this summer and into the fall with constructions scheduled for the E Branch from Aug. 6 to Aug. 21 and on the D Branch from Sept. 24 to Oct. 30, according to the T.


Nick Stoico can be reached at nick.stoico@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @NickStoico.