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Longfellow Bridge Closures

Fall 2017/Winter 2018

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

WeekendSept. 30-Oct. 1StatusShuttle buses
WeekendOct. 7-8StatusShuttle buses
WeekendOct. 14-15StatusShuttle buses
WeekendOct. 21-22 (Head of the Charles)StatusNormal Red Line service
WeekendOct. 28-29StatusShuttle buses
WeekendNov. 4-5StatusShuttle buses
WeekendNov. 11-12StatusShuttle buses
WeekendNov. 18-19StatusNormal Red Line service
WeekendNov. 25-26 (Thanksgiving weekend)StatusNormal Red Line service
WeekendDec. 2-3StatusShuttle buses
WeekendDec. 9-10StatusNormal Red Line service
WeekendDec. 16-17StatusShuttle buses
WeekendDec. 23-24StatusNormal Red Line service
WeekendDec. 30-31StatusNormal Red Line service
WeekendJan. 6-7StatusShuttle buses
WeekendJan. 13-14StatusShuttle 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.

Stay up to date by checking our Red Line service alerts page or signing up for T-alerts.

How Your Journey Will Be Affected

red-line-icon.png 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

 longfellow shuttle route graphic

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:

Charles/MGH (Outbound)

325 Cambridge Street, Boston

Tips for Planning Your Journey

Stay up to date with Alerts.

To stay informed on when the Longfellow will be closed, check our Red Line service alerts page or sign up for T-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.