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Green Line service restored after electrical fire

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BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – A smoldering cable in Boston's subway system prompted a power shutdown that forced commuters riding trolleys between stations to walk down tunnels to exit the system.

An MBTA spokesman says firefighters responded to reports of smoke from an electric box about 100 feet outside of the Arlington Street station just before 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The T shut off power at the request of firefighters. T employees then escorted riders on seven two-car trolleys down the tunnels and out of the stations. There were no reports of injuries.

The problem forced commutes on three branches of the Green Line in the downtown area to the surface where buses shuttled them to their destinations. Power was restored at about 10:30 a.m. and the system was up and running just before 11 a.m.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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