REMINDER: Shuttle Buses Replace Green Line D Branch from Riverside to Kenmore on December 11-20 for Critical Track Work
Posted on December 7, 2023
This service change is in place while crews perform work as part of the Track Improvement Program, which will alleviate speed restrictions along the line.
The MBTA is today reminding riders that the entire Green Line D branch will be replaced with free, accessible shuttle bus service from Kenmore to Riverside stations all day from start to end of service on December 11-20, 2023. As previously announced, this service change is in place while crews perform work as part of the Track Improvement Program, which will alleviate speed restrictions along the line. This service change follows the successful and on-time completion of other recent critical track work on the Green Line with service restored December 6 that removed 12 safety-related speed restrictions, which was two more than planned.
Due to shuttle buses operating alongside mixed traffic, riders should anticipate a longer commute and are encouraged to plan additional time into their travel plans.
All shuttle buses are accessible for persons with disabilities. Shuttle buses will stop at all D Branch stations with the exception of Beaconsfield. Shuttle buses are unable to safely service Beaconsfield due to narrow roads in this area with riders instead encouraged to utilize Dean Road on the Green Line C Branch. Dean Road is less than a quarter mile from Beaconsfield (or about a four-minute walk).
The MBTA will also provide Express Shuttle Bus service during weekday morning and evening rush hour periods between key D Branch stations and downtown Boston. Details are below:
- Morning Rush Hour: Express shuttle buses will operate from Riverside to Woodland to Copley from 6-10 AM on weekdays.
- Evening Rush Hour: Express shuttle buses will operate from Copley to Woodland to Riverside from 3-7 PM on weekdays.
- Express shuttles will depart on the hour and half hour at Riverside and Copley. Schedules will be available soon at mbta.com.
Riders can find more information on this service change at mbta.com/GreenLine and mbta.com/alerts, including C branch, bus, and Commuter Rail alternate travel options. More information is also available through in-station signage and public announcements. Transit Ambassadors and MBTA staff will be available on-site to offer information and assistance during these service changes. Riders are encouraged to subscribe to T-Alerts or to follow the MBTA on X (the site formerly known as Twitter) @MBTA for up-to-date service information.
The MBTA apologizes for the inconvenience of this scheduled service change and appreciates the understanding and patience of riders as this critical and necessary work to maintain, upgrade, and modernize the system takes place.