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Orange Line Service Changes

As part of the Capital Acceleration Plan, previously planned Orange Line work has been expedited to bring you a safer, more reliable MBTA experience.

Shuttles will replace Orange Line service on 6 weekends in October and November 2019. Service shutdowns will help us complete work at Downtown Crossing, Haymarket, and State Street faster—11 months earlier than planned.

Learn more about the Capital Acceleration Plan

We're also working on some weeknights and weekends through December 2019 to keep the tracks in good repair and support new vehicles coming into service.

Learn more about Orange Line maintenance work


bus Shuttles between Oak Grove and Wellington

Most weeknights through December 19, 2019

Shuttles run Mondays – Thursdays after 8:15 PM.

Orange line graphic showing bus shuttles between Oak Grove and Wellington.

bus Shuttles between Oak Grove and Sullivan Square

September 30 – October 3, 2019

Shuttle service will be extended to run between Sullivan Square and Oak Grove after 8:15 PM.

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

bus Shuttles between Ruggles and Forest Hills

Weekends in September 2019

Shuttles start Fridays at 8:45 PM. Normal service resumes on Monday mornings.

Diagram of the Orange Line, showing bus shuttles between Ruggles and Forest Hills.

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

    Weekends, October 4 – November 10, 2019

    There will be no Orange Line service between Sullivan Square and Tufts Medical Center. Shuttles will be provided between Sullivan Square and Haymarket.

    Shuttles start Fridays at 8:45 PM. Normal service resumes on Monday mornings.

    Diagram of the Orange Line, showing shuttle service between Sullivan Square and Haymarket.

    For northbound service:

    • Take the Orange Line to Back Bay, then transfer to the Green Line at nearby Copley (0.2 miles)
    • Take the Green Line to Haymarket
    • Board the shuttle to Sullivan Sq, then transfer to the Orange Line 

    For southbound service:

    • Take the Orange Line to Sullivan Sq
    • Board the shuttle to Haymarket, then transfer to the Green Line
    • Take the Green Line to Copley
    • Transfer to the Orange Line at nearby Back Bay (0.2 miles)

    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.

    To find a boarding location, follow the in-station signs or speak with MBTA staff or Transit Ambassadors.

    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

    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