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Harvard Station Busway Improvements

Bus riders exit a bus in the Harvard Upper Busway

We're improving Harvard Station’s busway, which was last renovated in the 1980s.

The 1,380-foot-long busway has upper (northbound) and lower (southbound) levels. It is the third-busiest stop in the T’s system, serving 16,000 riders a day. 

To complete the improvements, we need to shut down one section of the busway at a time, and we may need to change pickup and drop-off locations for certain routes.

Regular service resumed on August 29, 2021. Both busways are now open.

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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Why We’re Doing This Work

We are extending the service life of the tunnels to meet the MBTA’s reliability and modernization needs. Work includes:

  • Roadway repairs, including fixing ruts and potholes
  • New energy efficient, modern lighting
  • New signs throughout the busway to meet the latest wayfinding standards
  • Accessibility upgrades, including sliding automatic doors to the busway
  • New wire, switches and fiberglass supports for the catenary system, the overhead line that powers our trackless trolleys

We’re also working to prevent water intrusion on the busway platform with:

  • Wall and roof repairs
  • New pumps, including a backup, for better drainage

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Contact Information

For all queries and comments related to the Harvard Station Busway Improvements, please contact project manager Lonny Fidalgo at lfidalgo@mbta.com.

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