Winter Weather – What to Expect
During severe weather, the MBTA may operate with reduced severe winter weather service plans
The MBTA works year-round to prepare for harsh winter weather. Our crews work to weatherize equipment and facilities to keep you moving when winter weather occurs. During inclement weather, check here regularly for information on service impacts and delays.
Online winter information can be found at the MBTA's winter resource hub: mbta.com/winter. Use this site as your source for information on the MBTA’s service during the winter months.
During routine winter weather, including severe cold and moderate snow, the MBTA will operate regular schedules. In some instances, buses may operate on Snow Routes or have minor delays. Remember to check T-Alerts regularly for updates.
During severe winter weather, the MBTA may also operate reduced service. Check back regularly to determine whether severe weather service plans are in place.
Full service details for each mode are below.
The Red, Blue, Orange, Silver, and Green Lines may operate at reduced levels during severe winter weather, resulting in less frequent service.
The Mattapan Hi-Speed Line may also be replaced by bus shuttles during severe weather.
Some bus routes may operate at reduced levels during severe weather, resulting in less frequent service.
Some bus routes, especially those located on hills or narrow streets, may operate on Snow Routes.
A full listing of buses with Snow Routes is below.
During storms, check T-Alerts regularly to determine which routes are operating on Snow Routes.
During inclement weather, customers should expect some delays in service. The RIDE strongly recommends that you check with your contractor directly as services may be curtailed. The numbers are as follows:
|North area: GLSS-Greater Lynn Senior Services||TTY|
|South area: JV-Joint Venture||TTY|
|Northwest area: VTS-Veterans Transportation||TTY|
Not sure which contractor serves your area? Check here.
Service Updates & Information:
• Visit MBTA.com for service alerts and winter schedules
• Sign up for T-Alerts to receive service updates
• Follow the MBTA on Twitter @mbta
• Check local news and weather broadcasts
• Call our customer support line at
Blue 1 upcoming
Orange 3 upcoming
Red 2 upcoming
Fairmount 1 upcoming
Fitch/SoActon 1 upcoming
Framnghm/Worc 1 current
Greenbush Normal Service
Haverhill Normal Service
Kingston/Plmth Normal Service
Lowell Normal Service
Middle/Lake Normal Service
Needham Normal Service
Newbury/Rock Normal Service
Prov/Stou 1 current
Hingham Normal Service
Hull Normal Service
Charlestown Normal Service