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How the Wollaston Station Closure Affects Your Trip

Updated on January 11, 2018

On January 8, 2018, Wollaston Station on the Red Line closed to undergo improvements to make it a fully accessible, modern, and code-compliant station.

Learn more about Wollaston Station Improvements →


Ongoing: Wollaston Station Closed for Construction

For live locations of bus shuttles, visit mbta.com/wollaston-shuttles

Diversion graphic showing the Red Line, with Wollaston omitted and shown along black dotted line underneath the Red Line, signifying bus shuttles running from North Quincy and Quincy Center Stations, stopping at Wollaston.

Train Service

Red Line trains will bypass Wollaston Station but will continue to make stops at all stations on the Braintree branch.

During some nights and weekends, train service between North Quincy and Braintree Stations will be replaced by bus shuttles.

Bus Shuttle Service

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Free, accessible bus shuttles operate between North Quincy, Wollaston, and Quincy Center Stations.

Shuttles run:

  • Every 10 minutes during weekday rush-hour service
  • Every 15 minutes during weekday non-rush-hour service and on weekends

See the shuttle schedule →

Bus Shuttle Stops

New bus shelter with snow in the background.

There are 4 shuttle stops around Wollaston Station.

We recommend choosing the stop nearest you. However, the Wollaston Branch Library stop serves both inbound and outbound directions, so for many customers, it is the fastest way to reach the Red Line.

Shuttle stops inbound to North Quincy:

  • Wollaston Branch Library
  • Wollaston Station

Shuttle stops outbound to Quincy Center:

  • Wollaston Branch Library
  • Hancock St. at Woodbine St.
  • Newport Ave. at Beale St.

Map of Bus Shuttle Stops

Map of shuttle stop locations

Download an informational flyer, which includes the map above:

Parking

423 parking spaces will be available at Wollaston Station during the closure.

125 additional parking spaces are available at North Quincy Station in the Newport Ave. parking lot. See directions from Wollaston Station to the Newport Ave. parking lot.

Parking availability at Quincy Adams and Braintree Stations will be tweeted every 30 minutes weekdays between 6 AM and 8 AM. Follow @MBTA for updates.

Bike Parking

​​​Additional bike parking will be available at Quincy Center Station and the West Squantum St. entrance of North Quincy Station as space permits.

Commuter Rail Option

For the cost of a subway fare, you can take the Commuter Rail between Quincy Center and South Station. To accommodate increased ridership, more coaches are being added to popular trains.

Subway and Zone 1A monthly passes are accepted. Just show your CharlieCard or CharlieTicket to the conductor.


Night and Weekend Bus Shuttles

For live locations of bus shuttles, visit mbta.com/wollaston-shuttles

Diversion graphic showing the Red Line stopping at North Quincy station, following by a black dotted line to signify bus shuttles running from North Quincy to Braintree.

Ongoing: Night Bus Shuttles

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Bus shuttles will replace train service on the Braintree branch between North Quincy and Braintree Stations starting at 9 PM, Sunday through Thursday.

See the shuttle schedule for most nights →

Please note: Night shuttles will not run on Monday, January 15.

Starting January 20, 2018: Weekend Bus Shuttles

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Bus shuttles will replace train service on the Braintree branch between North Quincy and Braintree Stations during some weekends over the course of the project.

See the shuttle schedule for some weekends →

Commuter Rail icon: a white train inside a purple circleGreenbush, Kingston/Plymouth, Middleborough/Lakeville Lines

Bus shuttles will replace Commuter Rail service Braintree and South Station, connecting with the Red Line at North Quincy, during some weekends over the course of the project.

Cape Flyer service will not be affected.


Plan Ahead

Check this page in the coming months or sign up for email updates.

Use our Trip Planner to plan an alternate route.

Follow the Improvements

For more information on construction, check the Wollaston Station Improvements project page.