Police Presence Enhanced ‘Across MBTA’

Both the Green Line B and C lines have been temporarily suspended, and the Green D line is only running from Riverside to Fenway.

Public transit through the city of Boston has been enhanced following Marathon Monday bombings that resulted in three deaths and injuries to more than 140 people.

MBTA Spokesman Joe Pesaturo said the whole system will have a beefed up law enforcement presence and there will be random bag checks throughout the entire MBTA.

“Transit Police, with strong support from federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel, are performing random baggage checks throughout the transit system,” Pesaturo said. “Customers have been very cooperative, and we greatly appreciate their patience and understanding.”

MBTA personnel, transit police and the National Guard are the leading agencies securing the stations. Copley Station remains closed because it is being considered part of an active crime scene.

Pesaturo would not give specifics on which stations would have a particularly high amount of law enforcement officers.

“Security plans are most effective when specific details of the plans are not shared with the public at large,” he said, reiterating that security has been “enhanced system-wide and not just at individual stations.”

South End Patch