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Winter Weather

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What to Expect

Depending on the severity of a storm, T service may be affected. Check out your preferred mode of travel for more details.

Bus

Buses may operate with reduced service, slower speeds, or delays during and after snowstorms. 

Some bus routes, especially those that operate on narrow streets or hills, have alternate snow routes.

MBTA crews clear snow and ice from stops along key bus routes within 24 hours of snowfall.

Learn more about bus service during winter storms →

Check bus service alerts →

Subway

The T may operate with reduced service, slower speeds, or delays during and after snowstorms. 

Routes that operate above ground can be affected by downed trees or power lines, frozen tracks and signals, disabled trains, and other weather-related issues. Give yourself extra time for your commute.

In extreme cases, service may be replaced with shuttle buses or suspended altogether.

Check subway service alerts →

Commuter Rail 

The Commuter Rail may operate with reduced service, slower speeds, or delays during and after snowstorms. 

Before reduced service takes effect, a new schedule for the line will be posted on the Commuter Rail alerts page. Plan ahead and give yourself extra time for your commute.

In extreme cases, service may be suspended altogether.

Check commuter rail service alerts →

Ferry 

Ferry service may be reduced or suspended if weather conditions, especially winds, warrant. 

If ferries aren’t running, customers can take the following alternate routes from downtown Boston:

  • Hingham: Red Line to 220 Bus
  • Hull: Red Line to 220 Bus to 714 Bus
  • Logan Airport: Blue Line or Silver Line
  • Charlestown: 93 Bus

Check ferry service alerts →

The RIDE 

The RIDE may operate with delays or reduced service during and after snowstorms. 

Call The RIDE’s dispatch center for updates and information about your scheduled trip.

Contact The RIDE dispatch →

Parking 

MBTA crews work throughout storms to keep parking lots clear, but snowfall may result in fewer spaces in lots overall. 

Plan ahead and give yourself extra time to find alternate parking if needed.

Cars parked outside of designated spaces or left overnight may be ticketed or towed.

Learn winter parking rules and policies →