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Longfellow Bridge Closures

Fall 2017

On weekends this fall, starting September 30, 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.

Weekends with Shuttle Bus Service

Currently, the bridge is expected to be closed for 7 weekends. There are 3 weekends reserved for additional closures if they are needed to finish construction.

Scheduled Weekends
Scheduled WeekendsSept. 30-Oct. 1
Scheduled WeekendsOct. 7-8
Scheduled WeekendsOct. 14-15
Scheduled WeekendsOct. 28-29
Scheduled WeekendsNov. 4-5
Scheduled WeekendsNov. 11-12
Scheduled WeekendsNov. 18-19
Contingency Weekends
Contingency WeekendsDec. 2-3
Contingency WeekendsDec. 9-10
Contingency WeekendsDec. 16-17


The Red Line will run normally for the Head of the Charles (Oct. 21-22) and Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 25-26).

Potential Schedule Changes

It's possible that trains may run normally on some scheduled weekends, if inclement weather or construction delays prevent work from moving forward.

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.

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

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

Follow the Construction

You can also find out more about the work being done this fall at MassDOT's Longfellow Bridge project website.