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Blue Line Suspension between Airport and Bowdoin Will Continue through Tuesday, May 17

Posted on May 12, 2022

Blue Line train service anticipated to return on Wednesday, May 18.

The MBTA today announced that the current Blue Line service suspension between Airport and Bowdoin stations will continue through Tuesday, May 17, with train service expected to resume on Wednesday, May 18. Due to the complicated area of track in the diversion area, a construction tool cart derailed near Airport station earlier this week. There were no injuries. The process to re-rail the tool cart earlier this week and make other repairs while continuing to finish scheduled work means additional time is needed to safely complete the project. 

Alternate shuttle bus and ferry services will continue to be provided through the service suspension. Details regarding alternate shuttle bus service and ferry schedules are available at Riders should continue to expect some delays in shuttle bus service. 

The MBTA apologizes for the need to extend this diversion, and for the inconvenience experienced by riders during this service suspension. The MBTA knows how frustrating any service interruption is for riders, including unscheduled extensions in shuttle bus diversions, and work crews are actively working as quickly and safely as possible to get the work done. The MBTA continues to express its appreciation of riders’ patience as this important Blue Line work is completed correctly. 

Shuttle buses will continue to operate from Rockport Line stations to Beverly station for continued train service to Boston at North Station through May 15 with normal train service between Newburyport and Boston. Due to the extension of this Blue Line suspension, there will be some adjustments to upcoming alternate service for work taking place on the Newburyport/Rockport Line that begins next week. More updates along with an updated schedule will be available soon at

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