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MBTA power outage causes delays for riders

The Green Line and other MBTA lines were delayed on Saturday.Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Riders should expect delays Saturday throughout the MBTA’s subway system, according to authorities.

A power outage caused a disruption in service on the Green Line and disabled elevators and escalators at several stations, according to MBTA officials. A disabled train on the Red Line also caused delays between the JFK/UMass and Braintree stations.

The outage suspended service between Brigham Circle and Heath Street on the E Line section of the Green Line, according to the MBTA’s website. Officials encouraged riders to use the Route 39 bus for service between the two stops.

Elevator and escalator service was also suspended on the Blue Line, at the Bowdoin and Government Center stops, on the Green Line, at all stations between Lechmere and Park Street, and on the Orange Line, at North Station and Haymarket, officials said.


Shuttle buses will be available at Park Street and State Street for those seeking elevator access at the affected stations.

The MBTA expects to resolve the issues by early afternoon Saturday, according to MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo.

Reports from passengers and the MBTA:

Matthew MacCormack can be reached at matt.maccormack@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @m_maccormack.