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


Service Change at North Station

Crews will be cleaning, painting, replacing signs, and performing repairs at North Station.

Learn more about station brightening

Weekend of July 10 – 12, 2020

Orange Line diagram showing that Forest Hills-bound trains are bypassing North Station.

Starting Friday at 8:45 PM, Orange Line trains to Forest Hills will bypass North Station. Normal service resumes Monday morning.

Weekends, July 17 – August 23, 2020

Orange Line graphic showing outbound trains to Oak Grove will bypass North Station.

Starting Fridays at 8:45 PM, Orange Line trains to Oak Grove will bypass North Station. Normal service resumes Monday morning.

Alternate Service

Riders who need to travel to North Station can get off at Haymarket and either:

  • Transfer to an Oak Grove train back toward North Station
  • Take the Green Line
  • Walk (less than half a mile)
  • Request an accessible RIDE van

Elevator Shuttle, Oak Grove – Malden Center

Diagram showing no elevator service at Oak Grove, and a bus shuttle from Oak Grove to Malden Center for those who need elevator access.

July 13 – August 3, 2020

Oak Grove elevator 801 (subway platform to lobby) will be closed while it is being replaced.

A shuttle will provide service between Oak Grove and Malden Center for riders who require elevator access.

  • For accessible service to Oak Grove: Exit the train at Malden Center and take the shuttle to Oak Grove.
    For accessible service from Oak Grove: Take the shuttle to Malden Center, and board the Orange Line there.

This service change supports work on Oak Grove Station Accessibility Improvements.

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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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