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Bus Service During Winter Storms

Route 39 bus travels inbound to Heath St on a cleared road, while snow is on cars and the gournd.

Snow Routes

Certain buses may operate on special snow routes during and after winter storms. Typically, the parts of a route that are on hills or narrow streets are diverted.

During a storm, the MBTA will post an alert for each bus line that’s running on its snow route.

These buses have snow routes:

Shoveling of Bus Stops

Within 24 hours of the end of snowfall, MBTA crews clear snow from stops along these 15 key bus routes and the Silver Line:

However, almost all bus stops are the property owner's responsibility. In some cities and towns, the municipality can enforce snow removal on sidewalks and at bus stops. You can find out more information on local laws using the Massachusetts Sidewalk Snow Removal Map.

Report an Unshoveled Bus Stop

Check the above map to see if the MBTA is responsible for shoveling the stop.

Winter Weather Updates

A plow clears snow from the tracks at Central Ave Station on the Mattapan Line

Get service updates before, during, and after a storm.

View winter weather updates

Winter Weather Updates

A plow clears snow from the tracks at Central Ave Station on the Mattapan Line

Get service updates before, during, and after a storm.

View winter weather updates