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Fitchburg Line Service Changes

We're upgrading Positive Train Control for a safer Commuter Rail. With no trains running, crews can access the Fitchburg Line 24/7. This allows us to get the work done more quickly.

Learn more about the Positive Train Control

Service changes are subject to change, dependent on weather, city-wide events, and construction progress.


Littleton - Alewife

Fitchburg Line service is replaced by bus shuttle. Local shuttles serve Alewife, Belmont, Waverly, Waltham, Brandeis-Roberts, Kendall Green, Lincoln, Concord, West Concord, South Acton, and Littleton (no service at Hastings or Silver Hill). Express shuttles servie Alewife, South Acton, and Littleton.

Weekdays, March 1 – April 30, 2021

Shuttles will run all day, Mondays – Fridays. (Effective January 23, there is no weekend service on the Fitchburg Line.)

Shuttles will not serve North Station or Porter but will instead depart from and arrive at Alewife.

Each scheduled train will be replaced by both a local shuttle and an express shuttle:

  • Local shuttles make all stops between Alewife and Littleton, except Hastings and Silver Hill.
  • Express shuttles stop at Alewife, South Action, and Littleton.

View the shuttle schedule

Please note that shuttles cannot accommodate bicycles.

Additional dates may be added as work progresses.

accessible Shuttle Accessibility

Shuttles are accessible to people with disabilities. Some bus shuttles may be provided by third-party contractors and will look different than MBTA buses. Some may provide accessibility via a lift in the back rather than a ramp in front.

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