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How the Wollaston Station Closure Affects Your Trip

Updated on June 18, 2018

What's the bus shuttle schedule?

June 17 – 23, 2018

DaysShuttle Service
DaysSunday – SaturdayShuttle ServiceAll day: Wollaston Shuttle

June 24 – August 30, 2018

DaysShuttle Service
DaysSunday – ThursdayShuttle ServiceBefore 9 PM: Wollaston Shuttle
After 9 PM: Braintree Branch Shuttle
DaysFriday – SaturdayShuttle ServiceAll day: Wollaston Shuttle

Where are the shuttles right now?

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Where are the shuttle stops around Wollaston?

There are 4 shuttle stops around Wollaston Station.

The Wollaston Branch Library stop serves both inbound and outbound directions, so for many customers, it's 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

When will bus shuttles replace Red Line service?

A white Yankee coach on the right, along the sidewalk by a bus shelter. An MBTA worker in a neon vest stands nearby.

New bus shelter with snow in the background.

All shuttles are free and accessible to people with disabilities.

Wollaston Shuttle

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

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

Bus shuttles will operate between North Quincy, Wollaston, and Quincy Center stations.

Shuttles will run:

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

View live locations of shuttles at

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Braintree Branch Shuttle

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.

Bus shuttles will replace Red Line train service between North Quincy and Braintree stations some weeknights after 9 PM and some weekends.

Shuttles will run every 15 minutes.

View live locations of shuttles at

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When will bus shuttles replace Commuter Rail service?

Greenbush, Kingston/Plymouth, and Middleborough/Lakeville Lines

During some weekends, bus shuttles will replace Commuter Rail service between Braintree and North Quincy, connecting with the Red Line at North Quincy.

Cape Flyer service will not be affected.

Upcoming scheduled weekends are:

  • September 8 – 9
  • September 15 – 16
  • September 22 – 23

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Where can I find 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.


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

Are there any alternate transportation options?

Commuter Rail

For the cost of a subway fare, you can take the Commuter Rail between Quincy Center Station and South Station. Subway and Zone 1A monthly passes are accepted. Just show your CharlieCard or CharlieTicket to the conductor.

Please note: If you are taking the Commuter Rail from Quincy Center outbound to Greenbush, Quincy Center is Zone 1. This ensures you get the lowest interzone fare.

Local Bus

The 210, 211, and 212 run different routes between Quincy Center and North Quincy stations.

The 217 runs between Quincy Center, North Quincy, and Ashmont stations.


The Winthrop Ferry runs April 23 – June 17 and makes stops in Boston, Quincy, and Winthrop.

Learn more about the Winthrop Ferry

What's happening at Wollaston Station?

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 the Wollaston Station Improvements project

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