The Longfellow Bridge is NOT OPEN this weekend, December 16-17.
The bridge will be closed this weekend so crews can continue to work along the Red Line tracks.
What you can do:
Hop on the shuttle buses running between Kendall and Park Street, which connect to the rest of the Red Line.
Take an alternate route, like the Route 1 bus.
Walk or bike across the bridge.
What you can't do:
Take a Red Line train directly from Kendall to Park Street.
Drive across the bridge.
For some weekends this fall and winter, shuttle buses will replace Red Line service on the Longfellow Bridge, from Kendall/MIT to Park Street stations. The bridge will be closed to finish track replacements for trains.
Soon, you can expect a smoother, faster ride across the Longfellow on the Red Line.
When to Expect Closures
|Weekend||Sept. 30-Oct. 1||Status||Shuttle buses|
|Weekend||Oct. 7-8||Status||Shuttle buses|
|Weekend||Oct. 14-15||Status||Shuttle buses|
|Weekend||Oct. 21-22 (Head of the Charles)||Status||Normal Red Line service|
|Weekend||Oct. 28-29||Status||Shuttle buses|
|Weekend||Nov. 4-5||Status||Shuttle buses|
|Weekend||Nov. 11-12||Status||Shuttle buses|
|Weekend||Nov. 18-19||Status||Normal Red Line service|
|Weekend||Nov. 25-26 (Thanksgiving weekend)||Status||Normal Red Line service|
|Weekend||Dec. 2-3||Status||Shuttle buses|
|Weekend||Dec. 9-10||Status||Normal Red Line service|
|Weekend||Dec. 16-17||Status||Shuttle buses|
|Weekend||Dec. 23-24||Status||Normal Red Line service|
|Weekend||Dec. 30-31||Status||Normal Red Line service|
|Weekend||Jan. 6-7||Status||Shuttle buses|
|Weekend||Jan. 13-14||Status||Shuttle buses|
Potential Schedule Changes
On some scheduled weekends, trains may run normally due to inclement weather or construction delays.
Scheduled construction work was cancelled on November 18-19 due to a protest, and on December 9-10 due to inclement weather. Work will be completed over 2 additional weekends in January.
How Your Journey Will Be Affected
Shuttle buses will be running between Kendall, Charles/MGH, and Park Street
Buses will run on a loop between the 3 stations. You won't be charged to connect back to the Red Line at either shuttle bus terminal.
The trip will take about 15 minutes from Kendall to Park Street:
- 8 minutes from Kendall to Charles/MGH
- 7 minutes from Charles/MGH to Park Street
All shuttle stops are located about 100 feet from their respective Red Line T station.
If you're traveling towards Park Street, find your shuttle bus location below:
If you're traveling towards Kendall, find your shuttle bus location below:
Park Street (Outbound)
Tips for Planning Your Journey
Stay up to date with Alerts.
Use our Trip Planner.
Trip Planner is an easy way to get time estimates for your journey and find alternate routes.
Follow the Construction
You can also find out more about the work being done this fall at MassDOT's Longfellow Bridge project website.