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South Shore Commuter Guide

Birds-eye view of Quincy Adams platform

Every day, nearly 250,000 people take the Red Line, more than 60,000 of them traveling to, from, and around the South Shore of Massachusetts.

The route began expanding into the South Shore in the late 1960s, and today more people than ever rely on it. The MBTA is investing in improvements that will enable faster, safer, more reliable Red Line service. Some of this work may impact how you commute—whether you drive or walk to your preferred station.

Braintree

Braintree Station platform

Braintree Station opened on the Red Line in 1980. Commuter Rail service started in 1997.

The garage is undergoing renovations that will improve accessibility and make it easier to navigate. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2021.

Quincy Adams

Quincy Adams Station interior

Quincy Adams Station was added to the Red Line in 1983.

The garage is undergoing renovations that will improve accessibility and make it easier to navigate. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2021.

Quincy Center

Quincy Center Station interior

Quincy Center Station opened on the Red Line in 1971. Commuter Rail service started in 1997 and was expanded in 2007.

The station is undergoing improvements to accessibility and safety. Construction is scheduled to be complete in 2020.

The parking garage has been demolished in preparation for a future development project.

The Hancock Street busway has reopened.

Learn more about Quincy Center Station improvements

Wollaston

Wollaston Station under construction

Wollaston Station opened on the Red Line in 1971.

The station closed in January 2018 for major accessibility, safety, environmental, and parking lot site improvements.

A brand-new, rebuilt Wollaston Station reopened for Red Line service Friday, August 16, 2019.

Learn more about improvements at Wollaston Station

North Quincy

North Quincy Station exterior

North Quincy Station opened on the Red Line in 1971.

The Hancock Street parking lot at North Quincy is being developed into a retail and residential community with a parking garage. Construction began in February 2019.

Learn more about the North Quincy Garage and development

JFK/UMass

JFK/UMass Station platform

JFK/UMass Station opened in 1927 as Columbia Station, part of the Boston Elevated Railway line from Cambridge to Dorchester. In 1965, it became part of the Red Line, with service to Ashmont. In 1982, it was renamed JFK/UMass, and in 1988, service to Braintree was added. Commuter Rail service started in 2001.

There are no current construction projects at JFK/UMass.

Andrew

Andrew Station exterior

Andrew Station opened in 1971 and was renovated in 1994.

All 3 elevators at Andrew Station underwent a full replacement, and are back in service as of October 18, 2019.