St Patrick's Day Parade

March 17, 2016

    All around the globe people are dusting off their green t-shirts and top hats, preparing for the St Patrick’s Day celebrations. 

    The annual St Patrick’s Day Festival parade in New York is one of the busiest events of the year. With these crowds and road closures, also come inevitable transit changes.

    Don’t let these transit changes make your journey go arseways (Irish for “wrong”), Moovit has already updated the lines on the app so that you can be sure to enjoy the day.


    Customers desiring to view the St. Patrick’s Day Parade are encouraged to board any Red Line train to South StationBroadway Station, or Andrew Station.

    Please be aware that trains will frequently bypass Broadway Station due to heavy crowds and public safety concerns. Please develop in advance an alternate parade-viewing site other than the area near Broadway as Broadway may not be suitable to drop off customers at certain times throughout the day in order to ensure public safety.


    To accommodate passengers traveling to and from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, shuttle bus service will be provided from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 20. Shuttle buses will operate to and from South Station (Summer Street-side), Summer Street, and East 1st Street in South Boston.

    Beginning at approximately 9:45 a.m. on March 20, all bus routes will be unable to service Broadway Station or Andrew Station due to traffic and road closures, though the station will remain open for Red Line subway service. In addition, the following bus routes will operate on diversion:

    Route 9: Service will not operate for the duration of the parade.
    Route 10: Service will begin/terminate at South Bay Mall.
    Route 11: Connections can be made at East 8th Street at Dorchester Street or Dorchester Avenue at East 3rd Street. Service will not operate for the duration of the parade.
    Route 16: Connections can be made at South Bay Mall and the lower level of JFK/UMass Station.
    Route 17: Connections can be made at Fields Corner Station and the lower level of JFK/UMass Station.
    Route 47: Service will begin/terminate on Albany Street at East Berkeley Street
    Additionally, the Route 7 (which normally does not operate on Sundays) will operate from South Station to City Point beginning at 7 a.m.

    • Trips from South Station toward City Point will operate on the hour with a last trip at 6 p.m.
    • Trips from City Point to South Station will operate on the half hour with a last trip at 6:30 p.m.

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    Image: Copyright Benny Mazur