People waiting for the Green Line along St. Paul Street

MBTA March schedule changes

March 11, 2021

    MBTA Spring 2021 Subway and Bus Schedules Effective March 14

    Upcoming spring 2021 subway and bus schedules will take effect on Sunday, March 14, 2021. These changes are part of Forging Ahead, the MBTA’s plan to preserve transit access and quality of service available to transit-critical customers and were approved by the Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) in December 2020 along with other service adjustments to other MBTA travel modes. These short-term service changes for Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) help match service levels with current and near-term low ridership demand.

    For full and complete listing of all upcoming service changes, including all changes to bus routes, Commuter Rail lines, subway, and ferries, please visit

    Subway Service Changes Effective March 14, 2021

    There will be no changes in the hours of operation or any elimination or consolidation of any subway routes.

    Service frequency will be reduced by 20% on the RedOrange, and Green Lines. Frequency on the Blue Line will be reduced by up to 5%.

    For complete subway service schedules, please visit each line’s individual schedule page.

    Bus Service Changes Effective March 14, 2021

    In order to better reflect ridership levels and preserve access and quality of service for transit-critical communities, a number of bus schedule changes will go into effect on March 14, 2021.

    Bus routes with high ridership serving high transit-critical communities have been prioritized in the Forging Ahead plan and will not change. Other routes will operate with less frequency, with both increased and decreased frequency depending on the time of day, or with their hours of service changed. A number of bus routes will be suspended, consolidated, or have routing or trip changes with service alternatives and details available online.

    For complete bus route schedules, please visit or each route’s individual schedule page.