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Needham Line - South Station : Weekday Effective 05/23/16

Train Number 600AM602AM604AM606AM608AM610AM612AM614PM616PM618PM620PM622PM624PM626PM628PM630PM
Needham Heights06:0506:4007:3208:1008:4510:0511:0512:5002:5003:5505:0405:4506:2507:5208:3710:05
Needham Center06:0906:4407:3608:1408:4910:0911:0912:5402:5403:59 05:4906:2907:5608:4110:09
Needham Junction06:1406:4907:4108:1908:5410:1311:1312:5802:5804:03 05:5306:3308:0008:4510:13
Hersey06:1706:5207:4408:2208:5710:1611:1601:0103:01   06:3608:0308:4810:16
West Roxbury06:2306:5807:5008:2809:0310:2111:2101:0603:0604:0905:1605:5906:4108:0808:5310:23
Highland06:2607:0107:5308:3109:0610:2311:2301:0803:08 05:18 06:4308:1008:5510:25
Bellevue06:3007:0507:5708:3509:1010:2511:2501:1003:10 05:20 06:4508:1208:5710:27
Roslindale Village06:3307:0808:0008:3809:1310:2811:2801:1303:13 05:23 06:4808:1509:0010:30
Forest Hills06:3607:1108:0308:4109:1610:3111:3101:1603:16 05:26 06:5308:1809:0310:33
Ruggles06:4107:1608:0808:4609:2110:3611:3601:21     08:2309:0810:38
Back Bay06:4507:2008:1208:5009:2510:4011:4001:2503:2404:2205:3406:1707:0308:2709:1210:42
South Station06:5007:2508:1808:5609:3010:4511:4501:3003:2904:2705:3906:2207:0808:3209:1710:47


Needham Line


F Indicates that the train stops to discharge passengers on notice to the Conductor and to pick up passengers on platform visible to Engineer.

Shaded area indicates peak hour trains.

Times shown in this schedule are train departure times; customers are asked to arrive at the station platform in time for a prompt departure.

Back Bay: Trains 600, 602, 604, 606, 608, 620, and 622 may leave Back Bay ahead of schedule.

Forest Hills: Trains 618, 620, and 622 may leave Forest Hills ahead of schedule.

Severe Weather:

  • When nofified, trains will operate on Severe Weather schedule.
  • Please expect a 15 to 25 minute additional trip time on operating trains.
  • Express trains may make additional stops when directed.
Extreme weather:
  • In case of “Extreme” weather events, specific schedules may be adopted.
  • Those will be displayed on, in Boston Stations and available via Twitter @mbta_CR.
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Holiday Schedule Information

  • Saturday Service on Presidents' Day, and 4th of July
    • 4th of July: train #1617 may be held for 45 minutes after the conclusion of the fireworks
  • No Service on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day
  • All other holidays regular service is provided.
  • Consult the Transit Updates page or Call Customer Service at (617) 222-3200 for any extra service that may be provided.
  • Bikes are allowed except the following during:
    • Weekday peak hours trains (shaded columns)
    • New Years Eve and 4th of July between 10 AM and 6 PM Inbound and after 4 PM Outbound.
  • Folding bicycles, when folded, are allowed on all trains at all times.