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Spring 2021 Service Changes

Updated April 5, 2021 

Springtime in Boston: Trees with white flowers, with a Route 43 bus passing by

We changed service to better reflect ridership levels and preserve access and quality of service for transit-critical communities.

This spring, we implemented service changes to:

Our Plan to Bring Back Service

Due to an infusion of federal funding, as of April 2021, the MBTA is able to begin bringing service back to 100% pre-pandemic levels.

See how we're bringing back service

Service Changes by Mode

subway Subway Service Changes

Effective March 14, 2021.

We did not change hours of operation or eliminate/consolidate any routes.

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bus Bus Service Changes

Effective March 14, 2021.

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All Bus Changes by Route

commuter rail Commuter Rail Service Changes

Effective April 5, 2021.

View all Commuter Rail schedules

ferry Ferry Service Changes

Effective January 23, 2021.

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the ride The RIDE

In light of the MBTA’s commitment to return the fixed route and Commuter Rail service back to pre-pandemic service levels, the RIDE will not be making the following planned changes:

  • Changing some RIDE ADA trips to premium trips, complementing the changes on fixed route service
  • Allowing RIDE trips to be scheduled up to 40 minutes from request time instead of the current 30 minutes
  • Adjusting premium service hours to complement changes to Commuter Rail hours of service

If any part of fixed route or commuter rail service changes in the future or during the service restoration process, the impact to the RIDE’s service area and hours will be evaluated and adjusted accordingly.

Boston Public Schools

The MBTA is working closely with Boston Public Schools to identify and support all students potentially impacted by service changes.

Send Us Your Feedback

We’re collecting written feedback from the public on our Spring 2021 Service Changes and service allocation process. Please email our Community Liaisons at publicengagement@mbta.com with feedback.

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Accessibility

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation and/or language services, please email athomas@mbta.com.

Para más información o para pedir arreglos razonables y/o servicios lingüísticos, por favor envíe un e-mail athomas@mbta.com.

如需進一步瞭解或要求合理的便利設備和/或語言服務,請電郵athomas@mbta.com.

如需进一步了解或要求合理的便利设备和/或语言服务,请电邮athomas@mbta.com.

Para mais informações, ou para solicitar serviços de acesso e/ou linguísticos em termos razoáveis, contactar por email athomas@mbta.com.

Pour plus d’informations ou pour obtenir un accommodement raisonnable et/ou des services linguistiques, veuillez envoyer un athomas@mbta.comm.

Đểbiết thêm chi tiết hoặcđểyêu cầu những hỗtrợhợp lý và/hoặc các dịch vụngôn ngữ, vui lòng athomas@mbta.com.

How the MBTA is Ensuring Your Safety

See what else we're doing to help protect riders and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more about MBTA Ride Safer

Our Plan to Bring Back Service

Due to an infusion of federal funding, as of April 2021, the MBTA is able to begin bringing service back to 100% pre-pandemic levels.

See how we're bringing back service

Boston Public Schools

The MBTA is working closely with Boston Public Schools to identify and support all students potentially impacted by service changes.

How the MBTA is Ensuring Your Safety

See what else we're doing to help protect riders and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn more about MBTA Ride Safer