BOSTON (WHDH) - The MBTA announced Thursday that it will be adding an additional stop on the Silver Line in Chinatown, as well as supplemental shuttle service to the area, during the Orange Line shutdown.

The Silver Line stop, part of SL4, will be located at the intersection of Surface Artery and Kneeland Street, with service Starting Friday at 9 p.m…

The free shuttle service will connect Government Center, Chinatown and Tufts Medical Center with busses operating every 30 minutes from 5-7 a.m. and from 8 p.m.-1 a.m..

The Chinatown shuttle stop located at the corner of Washington Street and Essex Street, and the Tufts Medical Center stop located on Washington Street.

The announcement came on the heels of a public meeting in Chinatown Thursday where city leaders and MBTA officials heard concerns from the residents of Chinatown about effects of the shutdown on the neighborhood.

The MBTA said that they encourage using the Green Line, biking or walking as alternatives to shuttle service, due to the limited capacity on shuttles, and traffic congestion in the area.

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