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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

Oak Grove – Sullivan Square

Line diagram of the Orange Line, showing shuttles running between Oak Grove and Sullivan Square.

Weekdays and weekends, March 17 – April 11, 2021

Shuttles run all day, every day.

Additional dates may be added. Check back here for details.

These service changes will allow crews to replace the tracks leading to and from Wellington Yard.

Learn more about track replacement near Wellington Yard


Forest Hills – Ruggles

Orange Line diagram, showing bus shuttles replacing train service between Forest Hills and Ruggles.

Weekend of April 24 – 25, 2021

Shuttles run all day Saturday and Sunday.

These service changes will allow crews to remove vegetation near the tracks.

Learn more about vegetation management

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.

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