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MBTA ANNOUNCES SERVICE PLAN FOR MONDAY, JULY 4

The MBTA is prepared for the July 4 festivities with an increase in service for the thousands of people traveling to and from the Esplanade.  Along with more service; bus, subway, and commuter rail fares will not be collected from 10:30 p.m. to the end of service on Monday, July 4.

With the increase in service and addition of T personnel and Transit Police prepared to help customers to their destination, MBTA General Manager Rich Davey said, “As in past years, the MBTA will transport thousands of people into Boston for the July 4th festivities on the esplanade.   We encourage folks to take advantage of the extra service and let the T do the driving.”

Below is the MBTA’s operating schedule for Monday, July 4.

  • Blue, Green, Orange, and Red Lines will operate on a Sunday schedule on July 4, with an enhanced schedule providing extra service for customers heading to and from the Esplanade.
  • Commuter rail trains will operate on a Saturday schedule with all of the last trains, but one, departing at 11:45 p.m. (approximately 45 minutes after the fireworks display ends).

    The sole exception is Train #1173 to Newburyport*, which will depart North Station at 11:15 pm.

Leaving North Station

 

Leaving South Station

 

  • PLEASE NOTE:   SUBWAY, BUS, COMMUTER RAIL, and COMMUTER BOAT SERVICE WILL OPERATE ON A REGULAR WEEKDAY SCHEDULE ON TUESDAY, JULY 5.

    Bus service will operate on a Sunday schedule on July 4, with extra bus service on key routes serving the Esplanade area:

    Route #39 (Forest Hills Station -- Back Bay Station via Copley Square)
    Route #57 (Watertown Square -- Kenmore Station via Brighton Center)
  • Special express bus service between Arlington and Riverside Stations.  This service will supplement Green Line service at the end of the fireworks display.

WATER TRANSPORTATION

  • Quincy commuter ferry services to Long Wharf /Logan Airport, and Hull will operate on a Saturday schedule on July 2, 3, and 4.
  • The Charlestown Navy Yard to Long Wharf inner harbor ferry will operate on a weekend schedule on Monday, July 4.
  • Hingham commuter ferry will not operate on July 4.

Special RIDE shuttle vans will be available to carry persons with disabilities between the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary parking lot and the Esplanade.  This service will start at Noon and run through 6:00 p.m. for transportation to the seating area reserved for persons with disabilities.  Return service will be available at the conclusion of the event.
Note: There will be no extra charge for this shuttle, nor will there be any fare charged for service as customers depart the Esplanade.

Get the most up to date information on T service to the Esplanade at www.mbta.com or call the T’s Customer Service Center at 617-222-3200.

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