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Orange Line Service Changes

The Orange line runs 11 miles from Oak Grove to Forest Hills, supporting over 200,000 rider trips a day.

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

Shuttle Service During Coronavirus

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all riders are required to wear face coverings and should leave extra space between themselves and other riders. Shuttle capacity is limited to 20 people.

See the latest COVID-19 safety guidance


Wellington – Community College

Weeknights and Weekends, November 6 – December 10, 2020

Orange Line diagram showing regular train service between Oak Grove to Wellington, a shuttle train running back and forth between Wellington and Community College, and regular train service between Community College and Forest Hills.

A shuttle train—which is a single train that runs back and forth on one track—will run between Wellington and Community College on weeknights after 8:45 PM and all day Saturdays and Sundays.

If you're boarding at Wellington, Assembly, Sullivan, or Community College, make sure to follow signage, station announcements, and guidance from T personnel to board the correct train for service in your desired direction.

Depending on where you're getting on or off the train, you may need to take up to three trains total.

This service change allows crews to repair concrete on the station canopies.

Note: Regular train service will run November 26 – 29.


no service No train service between Sullivan Square and Tufts Medical Center

Diagram of the Orange and Green lines. No train service between Sullivan Square and Tufts Medical Center. Shuttles run between Sullivan Square and Haymarket, where you can switch to the Green Line. Three Orange Line stations are not served at all (by either train or shuttle): State, Downtown Crossing, and Chinatown.

Weekends, December 12 – 20, 2020

Trains will not run between Sullivan Square and Tufts Medical Center, starting Fridays at 8:45 PM. Normal service resumes Monday mornings.

During these closures, we’re leaving fare gates open at most Orange Line stations and some Green Line stations so riders can transfer to and from the Green Line for no additional charge.

Plan Your Trip

There are a few ways you can navigate this diversion:

bus Shuttles

Shuttles will run between Sullivan Square and Haymarket.

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.

green line Green Line

The Green Line runs between Haymarket and Copley. From the Orange Line, you can transfer to the Green Line at Haymarket and Copley via Back Bay.

accessible Accessible Vans

Riders with disabilities can take an accessible van from Copley, Back Bay, Tufts Medical Center, and Haymarket to any Orange Line station without train service, as well as Copley, Back Bay, Tufts Medical Center, and Sullivan Square. Please see station officials for assistance.

Trains Run at Reduced Speed

After completing track work, we typically implement speed restrictions while we monitor the tracks to ensure that ballast and other materials have settled properly. Restrictions are lifted after we get confirmation from an engineer, which can sometimes take several days.

Building a Better T

As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

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Shuttle Service During Coronavirus

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all riders are required to wear face coverings and should leave extra space between themselves and other riders. Shuttle capacity is limited to 20 people.

See the latest COVID-19 safety guidance

Building a Better T

As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

Learn more

Related Projects

View all projects