The T Updates

August 6, 2020

    Coronavirus Updates for August 3-9, 2020

    The following changes to service and operations have been made to protect the health and safety of essential workers who rely on public transit, as well as our frontline staff.

    • All riders and employees are required to wear face coverings while riding the T.
    • Shared trips on The RIDE have been eliminated. RIDE customers can still bring a personal care attendant or guest on their trip.
    • The CharlieCard Store is closed until further notice.
    • MBTA has installed new protective barriers and decals at the front of vehicles to help maintain distance between riders and operators, allowing themto resume front-door boarding on buses and at street-level trolley stops. Riders who are able should board at the front door and exit at the rear door. (Note: Shuttles between North Station and Lechmere will continue to board at the rear door until further notice.)
    • Standard fare collection processes will resume at the front doors of buses and trolleys.
    • Bus operators have the option—with approval from the Control Center—to bypass a stop if they feel the bus is becoming too crowded to safely accommodate any more riders.
    • Stations and vehicles are being cleaned and sanitized with increased frequency.
      More COVID updates HERE

    Weekday Service Levels, July 20 – 24

    Bus and Silver line

    • Modified weekday service on high-demand routes.
    • Modified Saturday service on most routes.
    • No service on the following routes: CT2, CT3, 4, 27, 52, 62*, 67, 68, 72, 76*, 79, 84, 85, 114, 121, 131, 170, 202, 214, 217, 221, 325, 326, 351, 352, 424, 428, 434, 439, 451, 456, 501, 502, 503, 505, 554, 556, and 558.

    *Note: Routes 62 and 76 have been replaced by Route 62/76.


    • Regular weekday service on all lines.
    • Note that scheduled shuttles are running:
    • Heath Street – Prudential through August 29
    • Lechmere – North Station through Spring 2021

    Commuter Rail

    • Modified weekday service on all lines.


    • Reduced weekday service for Hingham/Hull.
    • Regular weekday service for Charlestown.

    The RIDE

    • Fare collection on The RIDE will resume on August 1.
      All trips must be booked 1 – 3 days in advance. Previously booked trips are not affected by this change.
    • The RIDE will make every effort to eliminate transfer trips to reduce customer interaction with multiple drivers. Shared trips have been eliminated. RIDE customers can still bring a personal care attendant or guest on their trip.
    • To cancel or reschedule your trip, call The Ride Access Center (TRAC).
    • The RIDE Eligibility Center (TREC) is closed until further notice.

    Systemwide August Updates (2020)

    LineUpdateAffected Stops/Lines
    Red LineShuttle buses replace Red Line service between Braintree and Quincy Center from Mon – Thu beginning at 8:45 PM through the end of service from Jul 20 – Aug 27.Affected stops:
    Quincy Center
    Quincy Adams
    Orange LineNorth Station will be bypassed southbound the weekends of August 8 – 9 and 15 – 16 beginning Friday evenings at 8:45 PM. Customers can exit at Haymarket and transfer to the Green Line or Orange Line to return to North Station.Affected direction:
    SouthboundAffected stop:
    North Station
    Green Line B

    Green Line E

    Green Line B:

    Aug 3 – Aug 7: Due to National Grid construction activity, all B branch trains will originate and terminate at the Lake Street platform from approximately 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

    Green Line E:

    Shuttle buses will replace train service between Prudential and Heath Street at all times from Sunday, August 2 to Saturday August 29. Shuttles run all day, every day, including nights and weekends. Riders can also take Route 39, which runs between Forest Hills and Back Bay, for free.

    Green Line B:

    Affected routes:
    Green Line B branch
    The Lake Street platform is located across the street from Boston College Station’s regular boarding area.

    Green Line E:

    Affected stops:
    Northeastern University
    Museum of Fine Arts
    Longwood Medical Area
    Brigham Circle
    Fenwood Road
    Mission Park
    Back of the Hill
    Heath Street

    Blue LineShuttle buses replace Blue Line service between Bowdoin and Airport on weekends from August 1 – 30 for track and infrastructure work.Affected stops:
    Government Center

    Safe Travels,

    The Moovit Team