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Red Line Service Changes

Two bus shuttles (replacing Red Line service), in the bus lane outside South Station, bound for Kendall/MIT. An A-frame sign in the foreground shows where to board the shuttles bound for Broadway.

As part of the Capital Acceleration Plan, previously planned Red Line work has been expedited to bring you a safer, more reliable MBTA experience.

Shuttles will replace Red Line service for 4 weekends in late 2019 while we complete this work. Service shutdowns allow us to complete this work faster—on the Red Line, this means we’ll complete work at Park Street 4 months earlier than planned, and at Downtown Crossing 11 months earlier than planned.

Learn more about the Capital Acceleration Plan

bus Shuttles between Kendall/MIT and Broadway

Weekends, November 15 – December 15, 2019

Shuttles begin on Fridays at 8:45 PM. Normal service resumes on Monday mornings.

Shuttle service between Kendall/MIT and Broadway on the Red Line. Toward Alewife: Shuttles serve Broadway, South Station, Downtown Crossing, Government Center/State St, Charles/MGH, and Kendall.MIT. Toward Ashmont/Braintree: Shuttles serve Kendall/MIT, Charles/MGH, Park Street, South Station, and Broadway.

During this work, some train boarding locations will change:

  • At Kendall/MIT, board via the Ashmont/Braintree entrance
  • At Broadway, board on the Alewife side of the platform

bus Bus Shuttles

Shuttle buses will be provided between Kendall/MIT and Broadway. Due to one-way traffic patterns:

  • For shuttle service toward Alewife, there is no shuttle stop at Park Street
  • For shuttle service toward Ashmont/Braintree, there is no shuttle stop at Downtown Crossing

Shuttles will travel on Dorchester Ave instead of A St between Broadway and South Station during certain hours for quicker trips.

For Service Toward Alewife

For Service Toward Ashmont/Braintree

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.

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

Boston Bluebikes

Two people ride Bluebikes in the bike lane, with 2 MBTA buses passing by them in the traffic lane. Photo courtesy of Bluebikes.

Bicycle-share program Bluebikes is offering discounted $1 trips during weekend Red Line closures, November 15 – December 15.

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

Boston Bluebikes

Two people ride Bluebikes in the bike lane, with 2 MBTA buses passing by them in the traffic lane. Photo courtesy of Bluebikes.

Bicycle-share program Bluebikes is offering discounted $1 trips during weekend Red Line closures, November 15 – December 15.