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Service Change Ongoing
All MBTA services are running on a reduced schedule until further notice in the interest of the health and safety of our riders and employees. Full details: MBTA.com/coronavirus

Red Line Service Changes

The Red Line has more than 44 miles of track. We're working hard to keep the tracks in good repair and support new Red Line vehicles coming into service.

Learn more about Red Line maintenance work

Note: Shuttle schedules are subject to change, dependent on weather, city-wide events, and construction progress.


Shuttles Between Alewife and Harvard

Work between Alewife and Harvard has been postponed through April 9. We’re continuing to evaluate the situation and may postpone work further. Check mbta/alerts for the most up-to-date information.

Shuttle service between Alewife and Harvard. Regular Red Line service resumes at Harvard and stops southbound.

Weekends, April 11 – 26, 2020

Shuttles run all day Saturday and Sunday. Normal services resumes Monday morning.

Note: Regular train service will run April 18 – 19.


Shuttles Between Quincy Center and Braintree

Work between Quincy Center and Braintree has been postponed through April 9. We’re continuing to evaluate the situation and may postpone work further. Check mbta/alerts for the most up-to-date information.

Weeknights, April 13 – August, 2020
Some Weekends in May 2020

Shuttle diagram showing shuttles running between Quincy Center and Braintree

Shuttles will run during these times:

  • Weeknights, April 13 – May 28: Mondays – Thursdays after 8:45 PM
  • Weekends, May 1 – May 17: Fridays after 8:45 PM, and all day Saturdays and Sundays (see related Commuter Rail service changes)
  • Sunday night and weeknights, May 31 – June 18: Sundays – Thursdays after 8:45 PM

Dates through August will be added as they are finalized. Check back for more details.

Note: Regular train service will run on Monday, April 20.

Weekends, May 2 – 17, 2020

Shuttle diagram of the Red Line and 3 Commuter Rail Lines (Greenbush, Kingston/Plymouth, and Middleborough). Shuttles run between Quincy Center and Braintree. The 3 Commuter Rail Lines which normally run to South Station will instead terminate at Bratinree, where riders can transfer to the shuttle and then to the Red Line.

Three Commuter Rail lines (Greenbush, Kingston/Plymouth, and Middleborough) will begin and end at Braintree instead of South Station, all day Saturdays and Sundays during these weekends:

  • May 2 – 3
  • May 9 – 10
  • May 16 – 17

Inbound Commuter Rail riders can transfer to a shuttle at Braintree, and then transfer to the Red Line at Quincy Center to continue into Boston.

Outbound Commuter Rail riders should board a Braintree-bound Red Line train at South Station, transfer to a shuttle at Quincy Center, and then transfer to the appropriate Commuter Rail line at Braintree.

This service change supports work on the South Shore Garages project.


accessible Shuttle Accessibility

Shuttles are accessible to people with disabilities. Some bus shuttles may be provided by third-party contractors and will look different than MBTA buses. Some may provide accessibility via a lift in the back rather than a ramp in front.

Trains Run at Reduced Speed

Following weekend track work, we typically implement speed restrictions as a safety precaution. These restrictions can last for several days so we can monitor for proper settlement and consolidation of new track.

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As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

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Building a Better T

As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

Learn more

Related Projects

View all projects