Winter Weather Information

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No matter what the weather, it’s our job to get you where you need to go. Since the end of last winter, we’ve been working hard to make sure you can depend on the T. Tens of millions of dollars have been invested in system-wide upgrades as well as improvements to infrastructure and equipment, from tracks to trains.

We are committed to keeping you better informed by getting you the most updated service information quickly, accurately, and when you need it.

Here are some tools that can help.

    Customer T App Survey

    The MBTA asked customers to participate in a survey about which app they use the most and why. Below you’ll find the results.

     Most Popular ModesMost Popular Features
    AppSubwayBusCommuter RailProvides accurate and reliable infoProvides service alertsShows actual location of bus/trainVisually appealingProvides trip planning/ directionsProvides info on multiple modes of transit
     X   X  X
     Catch The Bus
    Catch The Bus
     X X X   
    XX  X XXX
    Green Line Tracker
    Green Line Tracker
    X  XX XXX
    X    XX  
    MBTA CR Live Mapping
    Live Commuter Rail Train Mapping
      XX X   
    MBTA CR Tracker
    MBTA Commuter Rail Tracker
      XXX X  
     X X     
    XXXXX   X
    X  XX X  
    T on Time
      X XX   
    Wheres The T
    XX  XX XX



      The Red, Blue, Orange, Silver, and Green Lines may operate at reduced levels during severe winter weather, resulting in less frequent service.

      The Mattapan Trolley may also be replaced by bus shuttles during severe weather.

      Commuter Rail

      During severe weather, the Commuter Rail may experience severe delays and cancelations.


      Some bus routes may operate at reduced levels during severe weather, resulting in less frequent service.    

      Some bus routes, especially those located on hills or narrow streets, may operate on Snow Routes. 

      A full listing of buses with Snow Routes is below. 

      Route 11Route 14Route 24
      Route 30Route 40Route 50
      Route 60Route 62Route 64
      Route 67Route 76Route 78
      Route 85Route 93Route 99
      Route 110Route 111Route 112
      Route 119Route 120Route 211
      Route 222Route 236Route 245
      Route 411Route 428Route 429
      Route 430Route 435Route 441
      Route 442Route 448Route 449
      Route SL2  

      During storms, check T-Alerts regularly to determine which routes are operating on Snow Routes.

      THE RIDE

      During inclement weather, customers should expect some delays in service. The RIDE strongly recommends that you check with your contractor directly as services may be curtailed. The numbers are as follows:

      North area: Greater Lynn Senior Services888-319-7433TTY 800-621-0420
      South area: National Express888-920-7433TTY 888-607-7577
      West area: Veterans Transportation877-765-7433TTY 888-553-8294

      Not sure which contractor serves your area? Check here.

      Service Updates & Information:

      • Visit for service alerts and winter schedules
      • Sign up for T-Alerts to receive service updates
      • Follow the MBTA on Twitter @mbta
      • Check local news and weather broadcasts
      • Call our customer support line at 617.222.3200

      Service AlertsService AlertsRSS Feed


      Blue1 current

      Green 2 upcoming

      MattapanRegular Service

      Orange 2 upcoming 1 ongoing

      Red 3 upcoming 1 ongoing

      Silver 2 ongoing

      Receive T-Alerts for specific routes at your email or cell phone