BOSTON (WHDH) - Green Line riders can expect a new series of service changes heading into the new year following a recent announcement from the MBTA. 

The T previously outlined some of the upcoming changes. With its announcement on Thursday, though, the agency adjusted some of its timeline.

The biggest impact will be felt on the C and D branches between North Station and Kenmore station, where service will be suspended for 23 days in January beginning on Jan 3. The stretch will reopen for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend before closing again from Jan. 16 through Jan. 28. 

Service on the B branch between North Station and Babcock Street and on the E branch between North Station and Heath Street will also be suspended during the same timespan.

A series of shorter service suspensions is scheduled on the Green Line Extension throughout January.

The T has been overhauling its system, completing maintenance across each of its lines.

Approached about this latest round of changes, riders on Thursday shared their reactions. 

“Unfortunately, not having faith is just a really sad baseline now,” said rider Oren Bazer.

“It’s just a part of the mentality going into the Boston commute,” Bazer continued. 

“I think that’s probably going to inconvenience a lot of people,” said rider Anna Bonazoli after hearing about new changes.

The T has apologized to riders for various shutdowns. At the same time, officials have described work as being critical to modernize the system. 

Rider Koy Zimmermann on Thursday said the system “is a little old.” Zimmermann continued, saying the system “could use some renovation.” 

“I think it’s needed,” Zimmermann said. “Boston’s old. Everybody knows that. So, you need to shut it down to repair it every once in a while.”

The T has said its goal is to eliminate all current speed restrictions for trains by the end of 2024.

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