The Green Line C branch closes on Monday and will be replaced by a shuttle service for 12 days

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The shuttles will replace train service on Branch C of the Green Line 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 stops at Kent Street and Brandon Hall, which the MBTA says will speed up travel. The T encouraged riders to use Fairbanks Street and Summit Avenue stations instead of Brandon Hall, and St. Paul Street or Hawes Street stations instead of Kent Street.

The project follows work on the B spur, which included the replacement of 3,200 feet of track, the improvement of a pedestrian crossing and a road intersection, and the installation of equipment for the Green Line Train Protection System.

Similar work is planned for Branch C, 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 prevent train collisions, add red light protection and integrate speed control, according to MBTA. It should be fully installed by the end of next year.

Work will continue on the Green Line this summer and into the fall with construction planned for the E branch from August 6 to 21 and on the D branch from September 24 to October 30, according to the T.


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

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