Whether you are going to the marathon or trying to avoid it, Moovit has made updates to the app to give you the smoothest ride. The marathon might be full of start and stops but Moovit will give you a smooth ride regardless of if you are watching it or not. Updates to routes are already made so you can enjoy your Monday. Whether you are a local trying to get to where you need to go or if you’ve just touched down in Boston for the marathon fever, Moovit will find you the easiest route to get you where you want to go.
In preparation for Marathon Monday, the MBTA will enhance service to rush-hour levels before and after the race on April 18. Pre-marathon events are also scheduled the weekend before the race, which will result in adjustments to various bus routes in and around Copley Square. On Marathon Monday, various bus routes on both the North and South sides will be detoured.
Temporary Green Line Station Closures (10 a.m. – approximately 6 p.m.)
Copley Station will be closed for the entire day on April 18, 2016.The following above-ground Green Line stations will be closed between 10 a.m. and approximately 6 p.m. on Marathon Monday:
• South Street
• Kent Street
• St. Mary’s Street
Pedestrian crossings will be available at the intersections of Beacon Street and Tappan Street (nearWashington Square), Beacon Street and Webster Street (near Coolidge Corner), and Beacon Street and Hawes Street.
• The Red Line will operate a regular weekday schedule with rush-hour levels of service before and after the race.
• The Orange Line will operate a regular weekday schedule with rush-hour levels of service before and after the race.
• The Blue Line will operate a regular weekday schedule with rush-hour levels of service before and after the race.
• The Silver Line will operate a regular weekday schedule except for the SL5. Tremont Street will be closed from 5 a.m. until approximately 10:30 a.m. During this time, Silver Line SL5-Downtown Crossing/Temple Street service will terminate at Avenue De Lafayatte. There will be no service to Temple Place or Tremont Street between Park and Boylston Streets. Bus stop connections can be made at Chinatown Station (Washington and Essex Streets) or at Tufts Medical Center Station on Washington Street.
• The Green B-, C-, D-, and E-Branches will operate a regular weekday schedule with rush-hour levels of service before and after the race. Copley Station will be CLOSED. The Berkley Street entrance/exit of Arlington Station will remain closed.
All commuter rail will be operating on regular weekend day service with extra rush hours trains at the beginning and end of the day.
Several Marathon-related events will take place during the weekend prior to Marathon Monday, which will affect some bus routes. For details on all bus routes please click here.