Events

Patriots' Day / Boston Marathon – Monday, April 21, 2014

The MBTA will accommodate thousands of extra riders as they travel throughout Greater Boston for the 2014 Boston Marathon. The annual event is scheduled to take place on Patriots' Day, Monday, April 21, 2014. Customers are urged to take public transportation to and from the Marathon and advised to check T-Alerts for the most up-to-date service information on the day of the race.

 In preparation for Marathon Monday, the MBTA will enhance service to rush-hour levels before and after the race on April 21, 2014. Pre-marathon events are also scheduled during the week 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 diverted.

Customers should also note that all MBTA parking garages will be pay-on-entry and cash-only on Patriots' Day, April 21, 2014, in order to ensure all customers exit in a timely manner. Due to heavy parking demand, some MBTA parking garages and lots may fill more quickly than normal. Customers planning to park in an MBTA garage or lot should plan accordingly.

Due to congestion, bikes are not allowed on any MBTA vehicles on Patriots' Day.

Subway

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

• Due to the Marathon Tribute event, all Green Line trains will bypass and not stop at Copley Station from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Customers are encouraged to instead enter and exit the Green Line at Arlington and Hynes Convention Center Stations.

Temporary Green Line Station Closures

For the safety of our customers, Copley and Arlington Stations will be CLOSED for the entire day on April 21, 2014. The following above-ground Green Line stations will be closed between 10 a.m. and approximately 6 p.m. on Marathon Monday:

South Street Station
Kent Street Station
St. Mary's Street Station 

• 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 5:00 a.m. until approximately 10:30 a.m. During this time, Silver Line SL5-Downtown Crossing/Temple Street service will terminate at Avenue De Lafayette. 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 Line B-, C-, D-, and E-Branches will operate a regular weekday schedule with rush-hour levels of service before and after the race. Copley and Arlington Stations will be CLOSED for the entire day on April 21, 2014. The "B" section of Hynes Convention Center located on Boylston Street will be available for exit only.

Commuter Rail

• The Fairmount Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.
• The Fitchburg/South Acton Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.
• The Framingham/Worcester Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.
• The Franklin Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.
• The Greenbush Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.
• The Haverhill Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.
• The Kingston/Plymouth Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.
• The Lowell Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.
• The Middleborough/Lakeville Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.
• The Needham Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.
• The Newburyport/Rockport Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.
• The Providence/Stoughton Line will operate a regular weekday schedule.

Bus

Several Marathon-related events will take place during the week prior to Marathon Monday, affecting some bus routes. Bus routes affected by Marathon-related events are listed below.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

• Route Nos. 9, 1029, 55, 57, and 170:  Beginning the morning of Thursday, April 10, 2014, the City of Boston will move the Copley Square bus stop from in front of the Boston Public Library at Boylston and Dartmouth Streets to farther down Boylston Street at Copley Mall in preparation for the Boston Marathon. The bus stop will resturn to its original location on Tuesday, April 22.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

• Boylston Street will be closed in the afternoon due to the Boston Marathon Tribute event. Route Nos. 9, 39, and 55 will be diverted from Boylston Street while the street is closed.

  • Route No. 9: Will terminate at Back Bay Station at Dartmouth Street. There will be no service to Huntington Avenue, Ring Road, Boylston Street, or Arlington Street between Boylston and Stuart Streets. Bus stop connections can be made at Back Bay Station or Arlington and Isabella Streets.
  • Route No. 39: Will terminate at Back Bay Station at Clarendon Street. There will be no service to Belvedere, Dalton, or Boylston Streets. Route No. 39 Inbound will continue straight on Huntington Avenue to Stuart Street and turn right on to Clarendon Street. Bus stop connections can be made at Huntington Avenue and Gainsborough Street or Stuart and Dartmouth Streets. Route No. 39 Outbound is not impacted and will run its regular route.
  • Route No. 55: Will not service Boylston Street between Dalton and Arlington Streets. Route No. 55 Inbound will travel from Boylston street, turn right on to Dalton Street to Belvedere Street, turn left on to Huntington Avenue to Stuart Street, turn left on to Charles Street South to Charles Street, and resume its regular route to Park Street Station. Bus stop connections can be made at Boylston and St. Cecilia's Streets, Stuart and Dartmouth Streets, or Charles Street South and Boylston Street. Route No. 55 Outbound is not impacted and will run its regular route. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

• Boylston Street will be closed all day. Route Nos. 9, 39, and 55 will be diverted from Boylston Street.

  • Route No. 9: Will terminate at Back Bay Station at Dartmouth Street. There will be no service to Huntington Avenue, Ring Road, Boylston Street, or Arlington Street between Boylston and Stuart Streets. Bus stop connections can be made at Back Bay Station or Arlington and Isabella Streets.
  • Route No. 39: Will terminate at Back Bay Station at Clarendon Street. There will be no service to Belvedere, Dalton, or Boylston Streets. Route No. 39 Inbound will continue straight on Huntington Avenue to Stuart Street and turn right on to Clarendon Street. Bus stop connections can be made at Huntington Avenue and Gainsborough Street or Stuart and Dartmouth Streets. Route No. 39 Outbound is not impacted and will run its regular route.
  • Route No. 55: Will terminate at St. James Avenue. Route No. 55 Inbound will travel from Boylston Street, turn right on Dalton Street to Belvedere Street, turn left on Huntington Avenue to Stuart Street, turn left on Berkeley Street, and then turn left on St. James Avenue. Bus stop connections can be made at Boylston Street and St. Cecilia's Street or St. James Street. Route No. 55 Outbound is not impacted and will run its regular route.

• During the Boston Athletic Association 5K, some roads will be closed from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. Route Nos. 9, 39, 43, and 55 will be diverted during this time.

  • Route No. 9: Will terminate at Back Bay Station at Dartmouth Street. There will be no service to Huntington Avenue, Ring Road, Boylston Street, or Arlington Street between Boylston and Stuart Streets. Bus stop connections can be made at Back Bay Station or Arlington and Isabella Streets.
  • Route No. 39: Will terminate at Back Bay Station at Clarendon Street. There will be no service to Belvedere, Dalton, or Boylston Streets. Route No. 39 Inbound will continue straight on Huntington Avenue to Stuart Street and turn right on to Clarendon Street. Bus stop connections can be made at Huntington Avenue and Gainsborough Street or Stuart and Dartmouth Streets. Route No. 39 Outbound is not impacted and will run its regular route.
  • Route No. 43: Will terminate at Tremont and Stuart Streets. There will be no service to Charles Street, Charles Street South, Beacon Street, Park Street, Tremont Street, Park Street Station, or Boylston Street Station. Route No. 43 bus stop connections can be made at Tremont and Stuart Streets or at 285 Tremont Street.
  • Route No. 55: Will terminate at St. James Avenue. Route No. 55 Inbound will travel from Boylston Street, turn right on Dalton Street to Belvedere Street, turn left on Huntington Avenue to Stuart Street, turn left on Berkeley Street, and then turn left on St. James Avenue. Bus stop connections can be made at Boylston and St. Cecilia's Streets, Stuart and Dartmouth Streets, or at St. James Street. Route No. 55 Outbound is not impacted and will run its regular route.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

• Boylston Street will be closed all day. Route Nos. 9, 39, and 55 will be diverted from Boylston Street.

  • Route No. 9: Will terminate at Back Bay Station at Dartmouth Street. There will be no service to Huntington Avenue, Ring Road, Boylston Street, or Arlington Street between Boylston and Stuart Streets. Bus stop connections can be made at Back Bay Station or Arlington and Isabella Streets.
  • Route No. 39: Will terminate at Back Bay Station at Clarendon Street. There will be no service to Belvedere, Dalton, or Boylston Streets. Route No. 39 Inbound will continue straight on Huntington Avenue to Stuart Street and turn right on to Clarendon Street. Bus stop connections can be made at Huntington Avenue and Gainsborough Street or Stuart and Dartmouth Streets. Route No. 39 Outbound is not impacted and will run its regular route.
  • Route No. 55: Will terminate at St. James Avenue. Route No. 55 Inbound will travel from Boylston Street, turn right on Dalton Street to Belvedere Street, turn left on Huntington Avenue to Stuart Street, turn left on Berkeley Street, and then turn left on St. James Avenue. Bus stop connections can be made at Boylston and St. Cecilia's Streets or St. James Street. Route No. 55 Outbound is not impacted and will run its regular route.

Monday, April 21, 2014 - Patriots' Day / Marathon Monday

• Buses, trackless trolleys, and express bus routes will operate a regular weekday schedule unless specifically noted below.

• Some bus routes will be diverted due to the Marathon and other race or Patriots' Day events. The approximate time for most street closures is 8:00 a.m. through 6:30 p.m. There will be no service to Cleveland Circle Station (Green Line C-Branch), Reservoir Station (Green Line D-Branch), the Kenmore Square area, Brookline Avenue, Boylston Street, or the Copley Square area. There will be no service to Huntington Avenue (westbound/outbound) from St. James Street to Massachusetts Avenue. From the start of service until approximately 10:30 a.m., there will be no service to Tremont Street.

• The following routes will be rerouted at certain times during Marathon Monday to prevent disruption to the race or other Patriots' Day events:

  • Route No. 8: There will be no service to Brookline Avenue between Park Drive and Kenmore Station. Bus stop connections can be made at Brookline Avenue and Pilgrim Road or at Brookline Avenue and the Fenway.
  • Route No. 9: Will terminate at Berkeley Street and Columbus Avenue. Bus stop connections can be made at Berkeley Street and Columbus Avenue or Arlington and Isabella Streets.  
  • Route No. 10: Bus stop connections can be made at Back Bay Station and Clarendon Street.
  • Route No. 39: Inbound bus stop connections can be made at Back Bay Station and Clarendon Street, Huntington Avenue and Gainsborough Street, or at Massachusetts Avenue Station. Outbound bus stop connections can be made at Back Bay Station and Clarendon Street, Huntington Avenue and Gainsborough Street, or at Massachusetts Avenue Station.
  • Route No. 43: Tremont Street will be closed between 5:00 a.m. and approximately 10:30 a.m. During this time, there will be no service to Charles Street, Beacon Street, Park Street Station, Tremont Street, or Boylston Street Station. Bus stop connections can be made at Charles Street South and Boylston Street or at 285 Tremont Street.
  • Route No. 47: There will be no service on Park Drive between Brookline Avenue and the BU Bridge. Inbound bus stop connections can be made at Granite Street and Brookline Street in Cambridge. Outbound bus stop connections can be made at Brookline Avenue and the Fenway.
  • Route No. 55: The entire route is completely suspended until the completion of the Marathon.
  • Route No. 57: There will be no service to Kenmore Station or to Commonwealth Avenue between Kenmore and the BU Bridge. Outbound bus stop connections can be made at Commonwealth Avenue and Buick Street. For service between Kenmore and Buick Street, customers are encouraged to take the Green Line. Inbound bus stop connections can be made at Commonwealth Avenue and St. Paul Street. For service beyond St. Paul Street, customers are encouraged to take the Green Line.
  • Route No. 59: There will be no service on Walnut Street between Newton Highlands and Newtonville. Inbound and Outbound bus stop connections can be made at Newton Highlands or at Walnut Street and Newtonville Avenue.
  • Route No. 60: There will be no service to Brookline Avenue between Park Drive and Kenmore Station. Bus stop connections can be made at Brookline Avenue and Pilgrim Road or Brookline Avenue and the Fenway.
  • Route No. 65: There will be no service to Brookline Avenue between Park Drive and Kenmore Station. Bus stop connections can be made at Brookline Avenue and Pilgrim Road or Brookline Avenue and the Fenway.
  • Route No. 66: There will be no service on Harvard Street between Union Square in Allston and Brookline Village. Service will run between Cambridge Street in Union Square, Brighton, to Harvard Square as well as from Brookline Village at Boylston Street to Dudley Square.
  • Route No. 86: There will be no service to Cleveland Circle Station (Green Line C-Branch)/Reservoir Station (Green Line D-Branch) or Chestnut Hill Avenue between Cleveland Circle and Winshop Street. Inbound and Outbound bus stop connections can be made at Winshop Street in Brighton.
  • Route No. 502: The entire route is completely suspended for the entire day.
  • Route No. 503: The entire route is completely suspended for the entire day.
  • Route No. 504: There will be no service to Stuart Street or the Copley Square area. All Route No. 504 buses will go directly to Federal and Franklin Streets.
  • Silver Line SL5: Tremont Street will be closed from 5:00 a.m. until approximately 10:30 a.m. During this time, Silver Line-Downtown Crossing/Temple Street service will terminate at Avenue De Lafayette. 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.

Boat

F1 - Hingham Service will operate a regular weekday schedule.
F4 - Charlestown Service will operate a regular weekday schedule.

THE RIDE

The RIDE will operate a regular weekday schedule. Please contact your RIDE contractor at the numbers below for details regarding Patriots' Day service information.

North area: Greater Lynn Senior Services888-319-7433TTY 800-621-0420
South area: Joint Ventures888-920-7433TTY 888-607-7787
Northwest area: Veterans Transportation877-765-7433TTY 888-553-8294

For more information

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• Contact the MBTA Customer Communications Department at 617-222-3200, TTY: 617-222-5146.