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Longfellow Bridge Closures

Fall 2017

On weekends this fall, starting September 30, shuttle buses will replace Red Line service on the Longfellow Bridge, from Kendall/MIT to Park Street stations. The bridge will be closed to finish track replacements for trains.

Soon, you can expect a smoother, faster ride across the Longfellow on the Red Line.

When to Expect Closures

Currently, the bridge is expected to be closed for 6 weekends. There are 3 weekends reserved for additional closures if they are needed to finish construction.

Scheduled Weekends
Scheduled WeekendsSept. 30-Oct. 1
Scheduled WeekendsOct. 7-8
Scheduled WeekendsOct. 14-15
Scheduled WeekendsOct. 28-29
Scheduled WeekendsNov. 4-5
Scheduled WeekendsNov. 11-12
Contingency Weekends
Contingency WeekendsDec. 2-3
Contingency WeekendsDec. 9-10
Contingency WeekendsDec. 16-17


The Red Line will run normally for the Head of the Charles (Oct. 21-22), the weekend of Nov. 18-19, and Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 25-26).

Potential Schedule Changes

It's possible that trains may run normally on some scheduled weekends, if inclement weather or construction delays prevent work from moving forward.

Stay up to date by checking our Red Line service alerts page or signing up for T-alerts.

How Your Journey Will Be Affected

red-line-icon.png Shuttle buses will be running between Kendall, Charles/MGH, and Park Street

Buses will run on a loop between the 3 stations. You won't be charged to connect back to the Red Line at either shuttle bus terminal.

The trip will take about 15 minutes from Kendall to Park Street:

  • 8 minutes from Kendall to Charles/MGH 
  • 7 minutes from Charles/MGH to Park Street

 longfellow shuttle route graphic

All shuttle stops are located about 100 feet from their respective Red Line T station.

If you're traveling towards Park Street, find your shuttle bus location below:

If you're traveling towards Kendall, find your shuttle bus location below:

Charles/MGH (Outbound)

325 Cambridge Street, Boston

Tips for Planning Your Journey

Stay up to date with Alerts.

To stay informed on when the Longfellow will be closed, check our Red Line service alerts page or sign up for T-alerts.

Use our Trip Planner.

Trip Planner is an easy way to get time estimates for your journey and find alternate routes.

Follow the Construction

You can also find out more about the work being done this fall at MassDOT's Longfellow Bridge project website.