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Red Line Service Options

Updated Sunday, June 16, 2019, 6:45 PM

Thank you for your patience following the Red Line derailment on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.

Service has resumed on all tracks through JFK/UMass station. Braintree branch riders no longer need to switch trains for continuing service to Quincy and Braintree.

Track switches will be operated manually until signal repairs are complete, and trains will travel at reduced speeds through some stations. We encourage riders to take South Shore Limited Commuter Rail on Monday and Tuesday.

Learn more about Red Line repair and recovery

Monday Morning Service

Please plan an extra 20 minutes for your commute.

Braintree Branch

Riders no longer need to switch trains at JFK/UMass Station for continuing service to South Station. Trains are operating at reduced service levels, please plan extra time for your commute.

South Shore Limited Commuter Rail:

View the full South Shore Limited schedule

Take the Middleborough/Lakeville, Kingston/Plymouth, or Greenbush lines. 

  • Middleborough/Lakeville and Kingston Plymouth trains will make additional stops at JFK/UMass, Quincy Center, and Braintree
  • Greenbush trains will make additional stops at JFK/Quincy Center

Show a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket to ride the Commuter Rail between Braintree and South Station.

JFK/UMass

Trains will travel slowly through JFK/UMass, please plan extra time for your commute.

South Shore Limited Commuter Rail to South Station:

  • From JFK/UMass at 6:50 AM, 8:20 AM, and 9:45 AM

View the full South Shore Limited schedule

Take the Middleborough/Lakeville, Kingston/Plymouth, or Greenbush lines. All routes will make additional stops at JFK/UMass.

Show a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket to ride the Commuter Rail between Braintree and South Station.

 

Ashmont Branch

Trains are operating at reduced service levels. Please plan extra time for your commute.

Commuter Rail to South Station from Fairmount Line stations close to Ashmont:

Show a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket to ride the Fairmount Line.

Cambridge and Somerville

The Red Line may be impacted by reduced service levels in the South Shore. Please plan extra time for your commute.

Show your CharlieCard or CharlieTicket to ride the Fitchburg Line between Porter and North Station.

Monday Evening Service

Please plan an extra 20 minutes for your commute.

Braintree Branch

Riders no longer need to switch trains at JFK/UMass Station for continuing service to Quincy and Braintree.

South Shore Limited Commuter Rail:

View the full South Shore Limited schedule

Take the Middleborough/Lakeville, Kingston/Plymouth, or Greenbush lines. 

  • Middleborough/Lakeville and Kingston/Plymouth trains will make additional stops at JFK/UMass, Quincy Center, and Braintree
  • Greenbush trains will make additional stops at JFK/UMass and Quincy Center

Show a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket to ride the Commuter Rail between Braintree and South Station.

JFK/UMass

Trains are operating at reduced service levels. Please plan extra time for your commute.

South Shore Limited Commuter Rail:

  • From South Station at 3 PM, 4:30 PM, 6 PM, and 7:20 PM

View the full South Shore Limited schedule

 Take the Middleborough/Lakeville, Kingston/Plymouth, or Greenbush lines from South Station. All routes will make additional stops at JFK/UMass.

Show a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket to ride the Commuter Rail between Braintree and South Station.

Ashmont Branch

Trains are operating at reduced service levels. Please plan extra time for your commute.

Commuter Rail from South Station to Fairmount Line stations close to Ashmont:

Show a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket to ride the Fairmount Line.

Cambridge and Somerville

The Red Line may be impacted by reduced service levels on the South Shore. Please plan extra time for your commute. 

Show your CharlieCard or CharlieTicket to ride the Fitchburg Line between Porter and North Station.