Winter Weather Information

Winter Storm Update - February 2, 2015

What to expect when winter weather hits.

A severe winter storm is forecast to hit parts of the MBTA’s service area Sunday night and through the day on Monday. Due to significant snowfall forecasts and the likelihood of high winds, the MBTA has put its winter weather plan into effect.

The timing and projected accumulation of Monday's snowfall will make it difficult for customers to maneuver their vehicles around MBTA parking lots, particularly in the afternoon and evening. Work crews will try very hard to keep the lots' travel lanes and exits clear, but heavy snow will accumulate in the immediate areas around vehicles occupying spaces. Predicted high winds will also lead to snowdrifts throughout the system. Customers are strongly encouraged to consider these factors if using MBTA parking lots on Monday. 

Customers are strongly advised to plan for extra travel time, dress appropriately, and to check for the most current service information before starting their commutes. Because RIDE service will be affected by road conditions, paratransit customers are urged to stay in contact with their specific service provider.

Service information can be found at the MBTA's winter resource hub: Customers are also urged to check T-Alerts regularly for updates or to join our 95,000 followers on Twitter @MBTA. For Commuter Rail updates, we ask commuters to follow the MBTA Commuter Rail on Twitter @MBTA_CR.

Full service details for each mode are as follows:

Updated: 12:00 pm 2/1/2015


The Red, Blue, Orange, Green, Silver, and Mattapan Lines will operate regular weekday service. For up-to-the-minute service information, please check T-Alerts.

Commuter Rail

The Commuter Rail will operate regular weekday service. For up-to-the-minute service information, including all delays, please check T-Alerts.


All bus routes will operate regular weekday service. For updates, please check T-Alerts and our Bus Stop Clearing page. For real-time GPS tracking, download an app from our App Showcase.

When snow falls, some bus routes operating on hills or narrow streets operate on Snow Routes. To determine if your route is operating on a Snow Route, please check T-Alerts.

For snow route maps and information, please click here.


Commuter boats and ferries will operate regular weekday service. For up-to-the-minute service information, please check T-Alerts.


During inclement weather, THE RIDE strongly recommends that you check with your contractor directly as services may be curtailed and customers should expect delays. The numbers are as follows:

North area: Greater Lynn Senior Services


TTY 800-621-0420

South area: National Express


TTY: 888-607-7787

West area: Veterans Transportation


TTY 888-553-8294

Not sure which contractor serves your area? Check here.

Service Updates & Information:

• Visit for service alerts and winter schedules.
• Sign up for T-Alerts to receive service updates.
• Follow the MBTA on Twitter @MBTA and the MBTA Commuter Rail @MBTA_CR.
• Check local news and weather broadcasts.
• Call our customer support line at 617.222.3200.

Service AlertsService AlertsRSS Feed


BlueNormal Service

GreenNormal Service

MattapanNormal Service

OrangeNormal Service

Red 1 upcoming

SilverNormal Service

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