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Alternate Blue Line Service Options for April 25 to May 17

Updated on May 12, 2022

In April, crews will continue to work on the major infrastructure updates to the Blue Line Harbor Tunnel that began in 2020.

Building a Better T

As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

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Blue Line Service Impacts

Map showing the diversion path during the April 2 - 14 closure of the Harbor Tunnel. Bowdoin at left will be closed except for shuttle drop-offs. The shuttle diversion will be in a one-way loop from Airport to Bowdoin and back.
The one-way shuttle path during the closure

Shuttle Service

To complete track and tunnel work, shuttles will replace trains between Airport and Bowdoin stations April 25 – May 17.

During the closure, shuttles will do the following:

  • Run all day, every day
  • Serve downtown stations in a one-way, inbound loop
  • Drop off (but not pick up) riders at State station
  • Not stop at Bowdoin station

Riders who usually take the Blue Line from State or Bowdoin can transfer to the Blue Line shuttles at Government Center.

Express shuttles will not stop at Maverick.

Silver Line Service

The Silver Line 3 can be used as an alternative at Airport station for service to downtown Boston. Riders at Logan Airport should take the Silver Line 1 to South Station for service to downtown Boston.

View SL1 schedules

View SL3 schedules

Ferry Service

The MBTA will run special ferry service between Lewis Mall (near Maverick station) and Long Wharf North (near Aquarium). Riders can show a CharlieCard or CharlieTicket to board.

Ferries will operate at these times:

  • Every 20 minutes, 6 AM – 10:30 AM and 3 PM – 7 PM
  • Every 40 minutes, 10:30 AM – 3 PM

View the full ferry schedule

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What We're Working On

By consolidating the service disruptions, the MBTA will bring the tunnel to a state of good repair a year earlier than planned and save $2 million – $3 million.

Crews will replace 1,800 feet of track, inspect tunnel and drainage systems, seal leaks, and perform other preventive maintenance on the tunnel. 

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Building a Better T

As part of our $8 billion, 5-year capital investment plan, we're renovating stations, modernizing fare collection systems, upgrading services for our buses, subways, and ferries, and improving the accessibility of the entire system.

Learn more

Related Projects

View all projects